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Crisp, Clement

Overview
Works: 304 works in 543 publications in 4 languages and 9,175 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Stories, plots, etc  Plot summaries  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Filmed ballets  Filmed dance 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other, Translator, Creator, Commentator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Clement Crisp
Ballet : an illustrated history by Mary Clarke( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renaissance Italy was its birthplace; Elizabeth of England and the Sun King encouraged and developed it. First Camargo, then Taglioni, Elssler, and Grisi inspired generations of ballerina-worshippers and respect for the new profession of theatrical dancer. Champagne was drunk from toe-slippers as Paris of the Second Empire unveiled spectacles whose popularity is unimpaired to this day, while French choreographers, engaged in St. Petersburg, linked the dance heritage of Europe to Imperial Russia, where the Tsar's court proved a fertile climate for a new magnificence in stage production and technical advance. In the 20th century, the quixotic Diaghilev--who did not dance, choreograph, paint, or compose, but merely managed and inspired--almost singlehandedly brought the Russian masterpieces to the West, and two fellow émigrés, Pavlova and Nijinsky, captured imaginations and helped to spread the Imperial style around the globe. On this base--from France, from Russia, and distantly from Italy--Fokine, Massine, Nijinska, Balanchine, Rambert, Ashton, Tudor, Cranko, Robbins, and many others have diversely created an art form that is one of the most popular--and forward-looking--of our time. Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp recount the story in rich detail, aided by a wonderfully fresh selection of illustrations, covering not only dancers and dance design but attendant concerns of costume, scenery, technique, criticism, and theatrical taste. They pursue this enterprise 'with a smile,' and the reader, too, will be amused at the image of 19th-century ballerinas en travesti, forced to assume male roles because the classical danseur was held in such low repute; the overweight Louis XIV monopolizing leading parts; Renaissance dancing masters struggling to walk, let alone dance, while wearing some 40 pounds of magnificence. There are tales to inspire sympathy, too: Taglioni danced until she fainted; Pavlova continued on bloody toes; Balanchine fled Russia without a ruble or an advance booking. The lively treatment here accorded a splendid art, complemented by an extensive bibliography, will be an invaluable guide to those who are discovering the pleasures of ballet and want to know more of its background, as well as a useful companion for afficionados, all of whom will find something they did not know before."--Dust jacket
The history of dance by Mary Clarke( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the origins and development of dance over the past 2,000 years
The ballet goer's guide by Mary Clarke( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colorful world of ballet by Clement Crisp( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce très bel album présente les grandes lignes de l'histoire de la danse de ballet: texte assez abondant avec illustrations en couleurs accompagnées de notices explicatives assez longues. Les douze dernières pages expliquent brièvement, avec des illustrations, l'ensemble des exercices effectués par les danseurs. Instrument d'initiation facile, agréable et bien fait
Making a ballet by Mary Clarke( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding ballet by Mary Clarke( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of ballet, describes the training and life of a dancer, and discusses a number of ballet companies, performers, choreographers, designers, and composers
Dancer : men in dance by Mary Clarke( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international book of ballet by Peter Brinson( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballerina : the art of women in classical ballet by Mary Clarke( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet art : from the Renaissance to the present by Mary Clarke( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for ballet by Mary Clarke( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London Contemporary Dance Theatre : the first 21 years by Mary Clarke( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to enjoy ballet by Mary Clarke( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance on Screen by Reiner E Moritz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this revelatory new documentary, director Reiner E. Moritz poses the question: How has the media influenced dance in the twentieth century and vice versa? Over this period an extensive archive of beautiful choreography, performed by the finest dancers has accumulated on film and television, resulting in a major dispersion of dance through the media. In addition, new art forms such as dance movies and ballet films have emerged from this development in moving images, where dance is created specifically for the camera. 'A History Of Dance On Screen' contains an impressive amount of archive footage featuring the greatest dancers and choreographers of the twentieth and twenty first centuries, framed by in-depth interviews with great personalities of the contemporary dance scene--featuring Alvin Ailey, Pina Bausch, Maurice Béjart, Matthew Bourne, Margot Fonteyn, Martha Graham, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Roland Petit, Sasha Waltz and many others"--Arthaus website
Ballet and dance : a guide to the repertory by Peter Brinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanda Sonnabend : Stage designs and Paintings : Serpentine Gallery, 30 November 1985-5 January 1986 by Yolanda Sonnabend( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet in art : from the Renaissance to the present by Mary Clarke( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nijinsky by Richard Buckle( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vaslav Nijinsky stands alone as a dancer, interpretive artist, and choreographic pioneer. His breathtaking performances with the Ballet Russe took Western Europe by storm, and his avant-garde choreography for The Afternoon of the Faun and Rite of Spring caused riots in the streets. Both are now regarded as the foundation of modern dance. Through his liaison with the great impresario Diaghilev, he worked with the artistic elite of the time--Benois, Bakst, Debussy, Fokine, Karsavina, Pavlova, Stravinsky--and lived in an atmosphere of perpetual hysteria, glamour, and intrigue. When he married a Hungarian aristocrat, Diaghilev abruptly dismissed him from the Ballet Russe. Five years later, he was declared insane. The fabulous career of the greatest dancer who ever lived was over. Drawing on personal conversations with countless people who knew and worked with Nijinsky, including his sister and famed choreographer Bronislava Nijinska, Richard Buckle has written the definitive biography of Nijinsky"--Amazon.com, viewed May 24, 2012
Ballerina : portraits and impressions of Nadia Nerina by C Crisp( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet for all by Peter Brinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
크리스프, 클레먼트 1931-

크리스프, 클레멘트 1931-

Languages
English (204)

Spanish (4)

French (3)

Catalan (1)