Do you love ballet? Learn more about its origins in this new, illustrated book. Edited by Vivian Durante, Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story covers ballets from The Nutcracker to The Rite of Spring, companies from The Royal Ballet to the Bolshoi and dancers from Margot Fonteyn to Carlos Acosta. From its origins at court to the contemporary ballet scene, this book includes an impressive history of ballet. Filled with rarely seen photographs, Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a must-read for all bunheads and balletomanes. As of September 3, this book is available for purchase. We're giving away one copy—enter now to win!

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Justin Peck rehearsing his new ballet, Reflections, with Houston Ballet. Lawrence Knox, Courtesy Houston Ballet.

Wonder what's going on in ballet this week? We've rounded up some highlights.

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The Royal Ballet's Vadim Muntagirov and Marianela Nuñez in La Bayadère. Photo by Bill Cooper, Courtesy ROH.

Do you ever wish you could teleport to London and casually stroll into The Royal Opera House to see some of the world's best-loved ballets? Well, we have a solution for you: The Royal Ballet's 2018-19 cinema season.

Whether live or recorded, the seven ballet programs listed below, streaming now through next October, will deliver all of the magic that The Royal Ballet has to offer straight to your local movie theater. Can you smell the popcorn already?

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