Self. Blue Cloth. BALLET: AN EXHIBITION
An Exhibition of Books, MSS, Playbills, Prints &c. illustrating the development of the art from its origins until modern times
Organized by Ivor guest
Inscribed to Svetlana
An amazing account of historical importance.
Bound in blue buckram, this item was put together by Ivor Guest as a gift to Svetlana for her help in putting together this Exhibition, it contains 13 actual photographs with hand written explanations of the photograph’s and the original guide to the exhibition bound in. Very good condition.
One of the most important cultural developments of the past fifty years has been the emergence of the ballet as a major theatrical art, not only in such countries as France, Russia and Denmark where national companies have been firmly established since the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but, even more remarkably, in lands where no such time-honoured traditions exist. Today ballet is so much a part of the cultural heritage of Britain that it is hard to realise that the foundations of the already internationally renowned Royal Ballet were laid only little more than twenty-five years ago. The appeal of ballet, like that of music, transcends linguistic barriers, and affords a valuable means of achieving a degree of mutual understanding between nations in a world, torn by dissensions, which is nonetheless striving towards the ideal of universal brotherhood. Cultural exchanges, in which ballet plays a prominent part, have in this age become almost a branch of international diplomacy.
It is appropriate, therefore, that the cosmopolitan character of ballet should be stressed in this exhibition. Only so long as it remains receptive to influences from every quarter can an art be truly said to flourish, and the awareness of ideas and achievements in other countries, and no less of other ages, is essential not only for those who create but equally so for those who appreciate. ID# 0564
Price Usd $890.00. Very Good. Item #564
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