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Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Karen Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Albion’s Dance was inspired by the author’s memory of her childhood ballet teacher who danced in Britain during World War Two. Dancers’ memoirs and the writings of dance critics are central resources ... More


Programming the Repertoire

Karen Eliot

in Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

The repertoire performed during war was generally conservative, consisting mostly of Fokine’s one-act, neo-Romantic ballets. Producers also programmed divertissements and entrées varying in tone, ... More


British Choreography during the War

Karen Eliot

in Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Most ballets choreographed during the war did not innovate; however, the diversity of works created and choreographers’ efforts to appeal to more of the British public aided choreographic ... More


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