Angelina on Stage (Angelina Ballerina Series)

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Angelina on Stage (Angelina Ballerina Series)
Illustrations by Helen Craig
Story by Katharine Holabird

In Angelina on Stage, Angelina is delighted to perform as a magic fairy in a real grown-ups’ ballet, but becomes jealous when her cousin Henry is also invited to perform. Will Angelina and Henry still be friends after the performance?

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (January 19, 2006)
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches



In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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