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On Technique
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On Technique

Dean Speer

Abstract

This book provides a look into the careers and teaching philosophies of eighteen of the world's most respected ballet masters, principals, and artistic directors. The author sat down with prominent ballet pedagogues and asked each a standard set of questions, including “What do we mean when we say someone has beautiful technique?” and “How did you become a dancer?” Featuring such artists as Peter Boal (Artistic Director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet) and Bene Arnold (first Ballet Mistress of the San Francisco Ballet), this volume offers insights into the nature of both performance and artist ... More

Keywords: artistic instruction, teaching philosophies, Ballet Master, ballet principals, Artistic Director, dancer, Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Bené Arnold, San Francisco Ballet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034386
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034386.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dean Speer, author