'With a Grace Not to be Captured' - New Collection of Essays

'With a Grace Not to be Captured'

Michael Burden and Jennifer's Thorp's collection of essays on portraits of Georgian theatrical dancers has been published by Brepols of Turnhout, Belgium, in the series 'Music and Visual Cultures'.

Using a set of key examples, the contributors plot the way in which the portraits were used in image creation, as publicity stunts, and then circulated as prints. The context for the discussion is provided by Shearer West's opening essay, and the subjects include Barbarina Campanini, Jean-Georges Noverre, the horse rider and dancer Philip Astley, and the multi-talented tumbler Carlo Delpini. 

Read more about the book on the publisher's website

'With a Grace Not to be Captured' front cover