Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet has just started its 2013/2014 season.  To enjoy the ballet without traveling downtown, check out Glenside's many materials about dance.

Black swan [videorecording]

Black swan [videorecording]

Film Drama Black

An insecure New York City ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake, but slowly loses her grip on sanity when she thinks a seductive newcomer is out to steal her role.


Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

The Barefoot book of ballet stories / Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

CD Kit J 792.84 Yol

Let yourself be drawn into the fascinating world of dance with these exciting and accessible tales from the world's most famous ballets, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

Dance of shadows / Yelena Black

Dance of shadows / Yelena Black

YF Black, Y.

Fifteen-year-old Vanessa follows her sister Margaret to an elite Manhattan ballet school, not only gaining admission but also earning the lead in a production of The Firebird, while trying to uncover why and how Margaret and other lead dancers have disappeared.

New York City Ballet workout [DVD-videorecording]

New York City Ballet workout [DVD-videorecording]

Demonstrates fifty exercises and stretches developed by Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet company with the New York Sports Club.

Dancing for Degas : a novel / Kathryn Wagner

Dancing for Degas / Kathryn Wagner

F Wagner, K.

Aspiring dancer Alexandrie enters the Paris Opera Ballet in hopes of supporting her farming family, but finds her plans challenged by her growing love for enigmatic Impressionist artist Edgar Degas.

The classic ballet : basic technique and terminology /  Muriel Stuart

The classic ballet : basic technique and terminology /  Muriel Stuart

792.8 Stu 

This book offers a broad introduction to the history, techniques, movements, and nomenclature of ballet.

Nureyev : the life / Julie Kavanagh

Nureyev : the life / Julie Kavanagh

Bio Nur

A portrait of the iconic ballet dancer describes Nureyev's Soviet youth, his dramatic 1961 defection to the West, the extraordinary performances that transformed him into an international celebrity, his flamboyant lifestyle, and his major influence on dance.

My first ballet class : a book with foldout pages! / Alyssa Satin Capucilli

My first ballet class : a book with foldout pages! / Alyssa Satin Capucilli

E 792.8 Cap 

Photographs of young ballet dancers demonstrate warm-up exercises, the first two positions and other simple steps, and working at the barre.

Mao's last dancer / Li Cunxin

Mao's last dancer Li Cunxin

F Li, C.  or Film Foreign Mao

In a memoir of life in Maoist China, the author describes how he was taken from his family in rural China to study ballet in Beijing, his rise in the world of Chinese ballet, and his defection at age eighteen to the United States.


Swan lake, Sleeping beauty, The Nutcracker [sound recording]

Swan lake, Sleeping beauty, The Nutcracker [sound recording]

Listen to excerpts from three famous Tchaikovsky ballets played by L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

nbm; summaries from publisher materials