Jennifer Homans

Jennifer Homans is an American author, historian, and dance critic. She is best known for her comprehensive history of ballet, 'Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet' (2010). Homans is a former professional dancer who has transitioned into writing and scholarship, contributing to the understanding and appreciation of ballet and its history through her work.


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  1. 1. Apollo’s Angels: A History Of Ballet

    "Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet" by Jennifer Homans is a comprehensive and fascinating exploration of the history of ballet, tracing its origins in the French courts of the 17th century to its modern-day global prominence. Homans delves into the cultural and social contexts that shaped ballet over the centuries, examining the roles of gender, politics, and artistic innovation. She also provides insightful analyses of the most important ballets and choreographers throughout history, highlighting their contributions to the art form. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of dance and the arts.

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