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Kurt Jooss : big city

By: Jooss, Kurt Lidbury, Clare(Volume editor)

1852730781 / 9781852730789
Stock expected by 26/09/2021
United Kingdom
32 x 33 cm 184p. : ill.
postgraduate  Learn More research & professional undergraduate

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Illustrations include previously unpublished photographs and a selection of Hermann Markard's costume designs.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.


ASDL Ballet, AVGF Light orchestral & big band music, AVQ Musical scores, lyrics & libretti

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