By Susan Leigh Foster
"Undoubtedly, Choreography and Narrative is a crucial contribution to bop heritage research." ―Nineteenth-Century French Studies
"This paintings is a landmark within the box and belongs in all libraries serving undergraduate, graduate, and school researchers in dance." ―Choice
"Invents a brand new technique for writing the background of functionality: Foster has discovered an cutting edge method of beautiful on to the kinesthetic mind's eye of her readers, evoking the elusive forms of the items she reconstructs." ―Joseph Roach
"An awesome paintings of scholarship, this elegantly staged study... makes use of the idea that of a culturally developed, traditionally particular physique to chop throughout disciplinary boundaries..." ―Library Journal
Foster examines the advance of ballet, and conceptions of the dancing physique, as ballet separated from opera and emerged as an self sufficient artwork shape throughout the turbulence of 18th-century French society and history.
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