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“High-brow” Meets “Low-Down”: Copyright on Broadway

Anthea Kraut

in Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter investigates the campaign for choreographic copyright in the commercial arena of Broadway in the middle of the twentieth century. In 1952, the German-born modern dancer Hanya Holm ... More


Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Anthea Kraut

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book provides a historical and cultural analysis of US–based dance-makers’ investment in intellectual property rights. Although federal copyright law in the United States did not recognize ... More


Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Kara Anne Gardner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, ... More


Oklahoma!: The Making of an American Musical

Tim Carter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106190
eISBN:
9780300134872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106190.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway in 1943 under the auspices of the Theatre Guild, and is today performed more frequently than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. This book offers a fully ... More


Desegregating Broadway: On the Town and Race

Carol J. Oja

in Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199862092
eISBN:
9780199379989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862092.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

The cast of the original production of On the Town included six African Americans (four dancers and two singers). This chapter uses On the Town as a lens to explore the struggle for racial equality ... More


Juno (1957–1959)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s testimony before an executive session held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1958, and his last completed dramatic work, Juno, a musical ... More


Ballet Theatre, a University of Dance, and More …

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/9780813044026.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando reviews Alicia and his final season with Ballet Theatre, after which it closed “until further notice.” They seized the opportunity to return to Cuba to, with Alberto, start the classical ... More


Repertoire, Camaraderie, and an Étoile

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/9780813044026.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

We learn what Ballet Theatre was like in its infancy: discussion among dancers about the style, living and working conditions, and the emergence of U.S.-born choreographers, composers, growing ... More


Donald McKayle, Jazz Dance Then and Now

Bob Boross

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

Donald McKayle worked with many of the pioneers of theatrical jazz dance as it was being formulated. His account of the beginnings of theatrical jazz dance starts in the 1940s when he began to take ... More


Révérence

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/9780813044026.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando speaks about his current life as a coach, repetiteur, and lecturer, and his daily routine, travels, family time, and what he values most in life.


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