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On Technique

Dean Speer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book provides a look into the careers and teaching philosophies of eighteen of the world's most respected ballet masters, principals, and artistic directors. The author sat down with prominent ... More


Roni Mahler

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Roni Mahler, who has been a principal with the National Ballet of Washington, D.C., and a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre. She is ... More


Damara Bennett

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Damara Bennett, Director of the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Bennett, who was formerly with San Francisco Ballet, defines technique as ... More


Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

Catherine Pawlick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036977
eISBN:
9780813043982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036977.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951) is revered as the visionary who first codified the Russian system of classical ballet training. The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, founded on impeccable technique ... More


In the Beginning

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

in Balanchine the Teacher: Fundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813032528
eISBN:
9780813046310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032528.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the author's experiences as a student at the School of American Ballet when Balanchine needed dancers to form his company. In order to shape his dancers to perform his ... More


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


Ballet Alicia Alonso

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/9780813044026.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Laura Rayneri is challenged by conservatives in Pro-Arte, and Alicia, Fernando, and Alberto launch Ballet Alicia Alonso helped by loans of sets and costumes and with a rich repertoire garnered from ... More


Choreographing Schumann

Wayne Heisler Jr.

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Schumann himself did not compose ballets, a number of choreographers have turned to his music. Despite differences in technique, style, aesthetics, time, and place, a common thread emerges ... More


Lázaro Carreño and Yoel Carreño

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/9780813044026.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Dance

Two Ballet Nacional de Cuba principal dancers, Lázaro Carreño and his nephew Yoel, compare how they experienced Fernando as a teacher and a coach during the different generations to which they ... More


Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Toba Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Cuban names we know best are Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the exquisite ballet star, Alicia Alonso. Yet there is another Cuban whose fascinating story has until now been circulated exclusively ... More


Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

James Steichen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

George Balanchine is today one of the most celebrated figures in twentieth-century ballet and is closely identified with the two institutions he helped found in collaboration with Lincoln Kirstein: ... More


Other Dances

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the non-modern dance choreographed by Alvin Ailey. Though better known as a modern dance choreographer, Ailey created several dance pieces for ballet companies, and in doing so ... More


Lorena Feijóo and Lupe Calzadilla

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/9780813044026.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Dance

Mother and daughter dancers, Lorena Feijóo and Lupe Calzadilla, relate their experiences studying and being coached by Fernando Alonso, Lupe in a period where the Cuban Ballet was in its infancy, ... More


Dean Speer

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Dean Speer, Founding Director of the Chehalis (Washington) Ballet Center and former Artistic Director of the Chattanooga Ballet. Speer's ... More


Vaganova the Dancer

Catherine E. Pawlick

in Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036977
eISBN:
9780813043982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036977.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter outlines Agrippina Vaganova's early years as a ballet student in tsarist Russia at the Imperial Ballet School, and her subsequent career as a dancer with the Mariinsky (formerly known as ... More


I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maya Plisetskaya, one of the world's foremost dancers, rose to become a prima ballerina of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet after an early life filled with tragedy and loss. In this memoir, Plisetskaya ... More


Peter Boal

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Peter Boal. Boal was appointed Pacific Northwest Ballet's artistic director in 2005, after he had retired as a principal dancer with the ... More


Cynthia Harvey

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Cynthia Harvey, who has been a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet in London. Harvey currently teaches ... More


Ramona de Sáa

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/9780813044026.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ramona de Sáa, as director of the Academy, discusses how the methodology developed over the years and how the curriculum is assayed by the teachers to assure that there is uniformity, how to create ... More


Donald Saddler

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/9780813044026.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Dance

Among the first dancers Fernando Alonso befriended in New York, Saddler was close to both Alicia and Fernando and danced with them on Broadway, as well as at Ballet Theatre. He offers his ... More


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