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Carlos Acosta

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

Carlos Acosta speaks about Fernando as a teacher who introduced adolescent boys to the laws of physics in the ballet studio, and while Acosta had little direct contact with Alonso, explains how he ... More


Blum’s Final Days

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter documents the sad, miserable conclusion to Blum’s life, documented by his personal journal, letters, homages, and books. It begins with Blum’s assertion that he had to return to France ... More


Paris Meetings

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about her tour to Paris in October 1961 when she was invited by the Paris Opera with partner Nikolai Fadeyechev to dance three productions of Swan Lake under ... More


Jorge Esquivel

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Dance

Recruited to ballet from an orphanage, Jorge Esquivel, the winner of many prestigious prizes, and Alicia’s partner for nearly a quarter of a century, represented the very best of a generation and ... More


The Unofficial Ambassador of Diaspora: Performing Abroad

Joanna Dee Das

in Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190264871
eISBN:
9780190264901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264871.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

“The Unofficial Ambassador of Diaspora: Performing Abroad” examines how Dunham navigated Cold War politics as she toured the globe between 1947 and 1960. Though the US State Department denied her the ... More


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