This volume contains valuable resources for scholars and students of dance.
A full Labanotation score of Jooss's ballet "Big City" together with a score of the music by Alexandre Tansman, arranged for a single piano, are both published for the first time.
Valuable additional information is provided about props, costumes and casting requirements together with a production history and critical survey of the ballet.
Illustrations include previously unpublished photographs and a selection of Hermann Markard's costume designs.
Jooss's "Big City" is a dance vignette: evocative, sincere, a simple story told in three scenes of a working girl seduced by a Libertine.
With it's complex musical cross-rhythms and counter-rhythms, its pioneering use of cinematic effects on the stage and its unique dance imagery, Jooss conveys his social message and uses dance as a medium to present poignant drama.