Publications on Cecchetti and related:
Adshead-Lansdale Janet & Layson June Dance History: An Introduction London: Routledge 1994
Beaumont, Cyril Enrico Cecchetti, A Memoir, London: Beaumont 1929
Beaumont, Cyril and Idzikowski, S A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Classical Theatrical Dancing’ (Classical Ballet) (Cecchetti Method) London 1966 (reprinted 1977)
Beaumont, Cyril Bookseller at the Ballet Memoirs 1891-1929 Incorporating The Diaghilev Ballet in London, London: Beaumont 1975
Beaumont, Cyril The Theory and Practice of Allegro in Classical Ballet’ (Cecchetti Method) London 1930
Beaumont, Cyril Michel Fokine and His Ballets London: Beaumont 1935
Bennett, Toby and Ann Hutchinson Guest The Cecchetti Legacy – An Analysis and Description of the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet Alton: Dance Books 2007
Blasis, Carlo Translated by Mary Stewart Evans An Elementary Treatise upon the Theory and Practice of the Art of Dancing New York: Dover Publications 1968
Brillarelli, Livia Cecchetti: A Ballet Dynasty Toronto Dance Collections Danse Educational Publications 1995
Buckle, Richard Diaghilev London: Hamish Hamilton 1984
Cecchetti, Grazioso La Danse Classique Manuel Complet de la Methodé Cecchetti Volume 1 Rome Gremese 1997
Cecchetti, Grazioso La Danse Classique Manuel Complet de la Methodé Cecchetti Volume 2 Rome Gremese 1998
Cohen, Selma Jeanne Dance as a Theatre Art: Source Readings in Dance History from 1581 to the Present London: Dance Books 1977
Craske, Margaret and de Moroda, D ‘The Theory and Practice of Advanced Allegro in Classical Ballet’ (Cecchetti Method) 1956 and revised ISTD 1979.
Cave, Richard and Worth, Libby Ninette De Valois: Adventurous Traditionalist Alton: Dance Books Ltd 2012
Dandré, Victor Anna Pavlova in Art & Life London: Cassell and Co. Ltd 1932
De Valois, Ninette Come Dance With Me London: Hamish Hamilton 1957
Foster, Andrew R. Tamara Karsavina, Diaghilev’s Ballerina London Foster 2010
Garafola, Lynn Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, New York: Oxford University Press, 1989
Glasstone, Richard Dance Terms: An Illustrated Dictionary Dance Horizons 2001
Kanter, Katharine Les Nuits Blanches au Centre de Danse du Marais, Paris Centre de Danse du Marais, 2012
Kennedy, Sheila Notes for a Dancer ISBN 09781697-0-0. Copies can be ordered by contacting Sheila herself at: email@example.com.
Mackrell, Judith Bloomsbury Ballerina: Lydia Lopukhova Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes, London: Phoenix 2009
Massine, Léonide, My Life in Ballet London: Macmillan 1968
Poesio, Giannandrea To and by Enrico Cecchetti, Italy: Novi Ligure; Edizioni Joker 2010
Pritchard, Jane and Hamilton, Caroline Anna Pavlova, Twentieth Century Ballerina, Booth-Clibborn Editions 2012
Pritchard, Jane Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929, V&A Publishing 2010
Racster, Olga The Master of the Russian Ballet – The Memoirs of Cav. Enrico Cecchetti Noverre Press 2013
Rambert, Marie Quicksilver London: Macmillan 1972 ISBN 10 0333347994
Ryman, Rhonda Ryman’s Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terms: Cecchetti ISBN 1 85273 080 3
Tully, Roger The Song Sings the Bird Rome: Gremese 2011
Vaughan, David Frederick Ashton and his Ballets A & C Black 1977 ISBN 10 071361689X (Second Edition Alton Dance Books 1999)
Richard Glasstone’s ‘Thoughts’ is a collated series of 36 Articles about aspects of classical ballet technique and teaching methods written for the Dancing Times magazine between 1995 and 2000 and available from the Cecchetti Society of Canada
Links to Cecchetti organisations and websites:
Website for Cecchetti in the UK
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing – umbrella organisation for Cecchetti exams, dance related publications, Exam Syllabi DVDs, CDs and scores
Cecchetti International Classical Ballet
Based in Canada, CICB is a non-profit organisation established in 2004 to foster development of the Cecchetti Method, maintain its historical traditions, and raise the profile of the Method worldwide. It seeks also to develop dance training and enhance the status of dance in the context of arts and education. An annual newsletter is published in November and the website provides a resources for dancers and teachers looking to further their own research, training and teaching practice and provides links to global Cecchetti organisations.
CICB Chair: Betty Seibert
CICB contacts in the UK: Catherine Hutchon, Kate Simmons
The Canadian Cecchetti Society
Contact: Joyce Shietze or Deborah Bowes firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecchetti Council of America
Contact: Lee Ann King, Ann Parsley email@example.com
Contact: Betty Seibert, Denise Rinaldi firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecchetti in South Africa
Contact: Gail Myburgh, Yvonne Barker email@example.com
Cecchetti Ballet Australia Inc.
Contact: Carole Hall, Anne Butler firstname.lastname@example.org
Danzare Cecchetti A.N.C.E.C
Cecchetti organisation in Italy
Contact: Stefania Sansavini, Susan Brooker email@example.com
Oldest Cecchetti Ballet School in Florence, Italy founded by Brenda Hamlyn (pupil of Marie Rambert) in 1963. Also offers comprehensive bi-lingual Teacher Training qualifications through the I.S.T.D. in Cecchetti Method.
Contact: Nicoletta Santoro, Alessandra Alberti
Cecchetti in London, the author’s school
The Cecchetti Foundation (Fondo Cecchetti)is based in the Cecchetti home town of Civitanova Marche, Italy and in the former family home, now a museum, there is a library with extensive material on the Cecchetti dynasty:
The collection of Cia Fornaroli, one of Cecchetti’s last students, which includes the original version of his handwritten ‘Days of the Week’ of 1894 can be found at the New York Public Library:
French website for the Auguste Vestris Society, a not for profit teaching society based in Paris dedicated to the work of Auguste Bournonville, Enrico Cecchetti and other great ballet masters. Articles in French, English and Japanese.
Amazing website for second hand books and rare or hard to find out of date editions.
Dance related publications
The author would like to thank Livia Brillarelli for permission to use photos from her book ‘Cecchetti’ A Ballet Dynasty.