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NATIONAL BALLET Company of Canada / Souvenir 1952-53
Toronto, National Ballet Guild 1953, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. In original pictorial stapled stiff paper covers. 4to, [pp. 30]. Very light scuffing to covers. Contents unmarked. No loose pages. A very good copy.
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Book number: 043313
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1093]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet

 
[PROGRAM]
THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET / Playhouse Theatre / November 13, 15, 16, 1955
Winnipeg, MB, Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1955, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Unpaginated, in original stapled printed paper covers. 8vo, The gala opening performance. On the program: Pabale, Clasico Don Quixote, Devil in the Village, Pas de Trois (Swan Lake).
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Book number: 042600
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Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Winnipeg RWB

 
[PROGRAMS]
THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET OF CANADA [together with program] / Fifteenth Season / Playhouse Theatre / September 29-30, 1953
Winnipeg, MB, Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1953, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. 4to and 8vo, Both items show light shelf wear; otherwise both are in very good condition. Sold as a lot of two.
¶ The first item is a larger-format history of the RWB, along with biographies and photos of the founders and principal dancers (incuding Arnold Spohr and Eva von Gencsy). The history portion is written by long-time Winnipeg Free Press critic and columnist Frank Morriss, and S. Roy Maley, music editor of The Winnipeg Tribune. The program announces the world premiere of Arnold Spohr's new ballet "Children of Men". Scarce items.
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Book number: 042605
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 27.25 | JP¥ 3824]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Winnipeg RWB

 
SQUARE DANCE JAMBOREE Civic Auditorium April 24th, 1952 / Sponsored by the Winnipeg Junior Chamber of Commerce
Winnipeg, MB, 1952, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. 8vo, pp. 16. Bound in original stapled illustrated card covers. A few corners turned and a touch of soiling, else in very good cond.
¶ With brief biographies of callers, a short article on square dancing by Hart M. Devenney, a list of square dancing clubs, and an article on "Some Square Dance Terms and their meanings".
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Book number: 043932
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1639]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Dancing Western dance

 
SQUARE DANCE JAMBOREE Civic Auditorium April 18th, 1953 / Sponsored by the Winnipeg Junior Chamber of Commerce
Winnipeg, MB, 1953, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. 8vo, pp. 10. Bound in original stapled illustrated card covers. A few corners turned and a touch of soiling, else in very good cond.
¶ With brief biographies of callers, and a list of square dancing clubs.
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Book number: 043933
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Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Dancing Western dance

 
CANADIAN DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (EDMONTON BRANCH)
THE WINNIPEG BALLET OF CANADA Victoria School Auditorium January 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, 1953
Edmonton, AB, 1953, wrappers. A stapled printed program of the Jan. 17th matinee performance. 8vo, pp. 11. Slight wear and a trace of soiling to blank rear cover, else in excellent condition.
¶ Choreographers credited in program include Gweneth Lloyd (co-founder of the RWB), and Arnold Spohr. The company includes Spohr, Eva von Gencsy, and Bill McGrath. Numbers include Arabesque, Intermede, Sleeping Beauty (excerpts), The Shooting of Dan McGrew etc.
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Book number: 043858
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1093]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet RWB

 
BAKST, LEON / PREFACE D'ANDRE LEVINSON
L'OEUVRE DE LEON BAKST Pour La Belle au Bois Dormant / Ballet en Cinq Actes d'apres le conte de Perrault
Paris, M. de Brunoff 1922, hb. Folio, The English edition was published a year later, by Benn Bros., in an edition of 1,000 copies, with a Preface by Andre Levinson.
¶ Bound in the original frail stiff card covers, the front cover being printed and decorated in gilt. One of 500 numbered copies, of which this is copy number 466, signed on the limitation page by both Bakst and de Brunhoff. With 54 magnificent full-colour laid-in plates of spectacular Bakst costume designs, each protected by a captioned tissue guard, and each signed and dated in the plate by Bakst. This is preceded by a striking lithograph portrait of Bakst, rendered by Picasso, and signed and dated (1-4-22) in the plate by the artist. "The Sleeping Beauty" premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia, January 3, 1890. Despite a lavish production, and the choreography of Marius Petipa, it was not well-received, the critics and the public alike finding the music too "symphonic". It wasn't until 1921, when the Russian impressario Serge Diaghilev brought together Leon Bakst to design the sets and the costumes, and Igor Stravinsky to orchestrate the music, that the ballet was truly appreciated. Bakst's designs, in particular, were revolutionary: "Bakst's greatest claim to theatrical glory lies in his feeling for synthesis, in his impeccable instinct for harmony, which blends the innumerable elements of the performance into one, single, coherent, whole" (from Levinson's Preface). The front cover of this copy has detached, but is present. The rear hinge is weak but holding. Spine paper absent and stitching is shaken but holding nicely. No loose pages and all tissue guards are present. The plates, and the lithograph, are unblemished. C'est magnifique!
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Book number: 042565
USD 4500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3813.75 | £UK 3492.75 | JP¥ 491629]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet Dance Theatre Theater Costume Tchaikovsky Diaghilev Sleeping Beauty

 
BLASIS, CARLO
AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE UPON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE ART OF DANCING
New York City, Kamin Dance Gallery 1944, wrappers. Ill.: Line drawings, frontispiece. Card covers somewhat soiled, creased and scuffed; else g/gd+. 8vo pp. 59, plates Translated by Mary Stewart Evans (with a biographical sketch and a foreward).
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Book number: 024677
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1639]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Dance theory Ballet

 
CHUJOY, ANATOLE
THE SYMPHONIC BALLET
New York City, Kamin Publishers 1937, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Bds. sl. bumped, scuffed & soiled; else vg condition (no dj). Slim 8vo, pp. 47. Small, neatly-printed name, and date stamp, on front free endpaper.
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Book number: 033083
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 27.25 | JP¥ 3824]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Dance Dancers

 
DAFOE, CHRISTOPHER
DANCING THROUGH TIME The First Fifty Years of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Winnipeg, MB, Portage & Main Press 1990, . Ill.: color, b&w photos. Card covers show slight wear, else in vg/nf condition. Small 4to, pp. x, 156. This is the first soft cover edition. ISBN 0969426402
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Book number: 042899
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1639]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet Winnipeg Dance

 
DUGGAN, ANNE SCHLEY AND JEANETTE SCHLOTTMANN, ABBIE RUTLEGE
THE TEACHING OF FOLK DANCE
New York, Ronald Press Co 1948, Ed. not stated, Hb. Ill.: Map endpapers, b&w drawings. Some shelf wear, ink sign. on ffep, about g+ in sl worn, g+ dj. Small 4to. pp. 116. An explanation of the origin of folk and national dances giving teaching methods and details for folk festival productions.
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Book number: 019459
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1639]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Arts Folk art Culture

 
HASKELL, ARNOLD L., ED.
THE BALLET ANNUAL First Issue
London, Adam and Charles Black 1947, Ed. not stated, Hb. Ill.: Colour, b&w photos & illusts. Minor edgewear, else vg in price-clipped, torn, chipped, gd dj. Small 4to, pp. 163. A survey of ballet, including trends and achievements, facts and history, national and international reviews and more.
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Book number: 017725
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 27.25 | JP¥ 3824]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet Ballet Annual Dance

 
NIJINSKY, ROMOLA
THE DIARY OF VASLAV NIJINSKY
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd 1937, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Bound in publisher's original green cloth. No dust jacket. 8vo, pp. 205. The life of the greatest Russian male dancer, by his wife (who was also the author of a 1933 biography of her husband).
¶ Apparently an ex-library copy, with lending library label on inside rear board. Black mark across bottom edge, front hinge cracked, cloth scuffed & lightly soiled. A few marginal smudges to text. A fair copy.
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Book number: 040630
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1093]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet Dance Arts Performing Arts Diaghilev

 
SHAWN, TED
THE AMERICAN BALLET
New York, Henry Holt 1926, 1st edition, hb black cloth. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Corners bumped, minor edgewear, sl scuffing to bds, else vg-. 4to, pp. xii, 136. Spine and front board are decorated with gilt. Bevelled boards. Introduction by Havelock Ellis.
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Book number: 017643
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.25 | £UK 50.5 | JP¥ 7101]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet Dance Americana

 
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHEILA SPENCE
THE FACES OF DANCE
Winnipeg, MB, Investors Group ND (1995), 1st edition, . Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Slight wear to coil-bound card covers, else in vg/nf condition. Square 8vo, Photographic portraits of Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers. Unpaginated.
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Book number: 041403
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1093]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet

 
TOKSVIG, SIGNE / FRANCIS HACKETT
THE GRECO BALLET
Copenhagen, Denmark, Anker Kysters EFTF. 1950, 1st edition, . Ill.: drawings by Ebbe Sadolin. Bound in original glassine-covered card covers. Tall 12mo, pp. 27, [1]. Slight shelf wear, else in very good, to near fine, condition.
¶ Scarce item - no copies currently shown for sale or being held in an institutional library. Printed in an edition limited to 500 copies and probably given to customers of the publisher as a New Years' keepsake.
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Book number: 031400
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.75 | JP¥ 2185]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Jose Greco Spanish dancing Flamenco

 
VESTOFF, VERONINE
THE ADAGIO or The Various Manipulations of Handling the Dancer in Slow Movements
NP, [No publisher stated] ND (c. 1927), 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Slim 8vo, pp. 32, ills.
¶ Veronine Vestoff was a Russian-American dancer who claimed to have danced with Pavlova and who, in 1924, appeared in a short film which used the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. He partnered with ballerina Sonia Serova and the Sonia Serova Dancers, in a piece set to Greig's song "To Spring". In the 1920s and 1930s, Vestoff ran a ballet school in New York City and offered a correspondence course in dance, the advertising for which described him as "The World's Greatest Ballet Master". This offering is most probably one of the teaching aids used in that course. It is divided as follows: "1. 12 graded lessons with numerous diagrams. 2. 6 combinations to music. 3. A complete adagio to music." It is a relatively scarce item, WorldCat noting only six institutional holdings. There is a brief ink gift inscription to the inside of the front board. The front hinge is starting to separate but the binding is tight. The contents are unmarked. The boards are soiled and worn at the edges. Still a good copy. It comes with a separate soft cover booklet which contains the music referred to in the lessons. It is in very good condition.
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Book number: 044368
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 27.25 | JP¥ 3824]
Catalogue: Dance
Keywords: Ballet

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