For my friends who kept asking me for a children's book list...
Friday, October 9, 2015
The How and Why Wonder Book of Ballet
Another book to add to our ballet section. Chock full of information like how ballet started, where the word "ballet" comes from (the Italian ballare, which means "to dance"), ballet costumes, sets, and stories. I was particularly interested in the section of Labanotation- a method for writing down dance movements, originated by Rudolf Laban. It's almost like writing a music score with a staff and symbols. I can't quite figure it out, but it's fascinating!
I have one husband, three children, two cats and a house full of too many books to count. I love to read, ride my bike, bake, develop my own photographs, and I've been known to neglect all housework to play with my kids.