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The Resurrection of the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo

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/9780195399332.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter follows the events leading to the recreation of the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo in April 1932, describing Blum’s relationship with his partner Colonel de Basil, which soured very ... More


Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Charles Joseph

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, among the most influential artists of the twentieth century, together created the music and movement for many ballet masterpieces. This is a study of one of the ... 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


Death and Life

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter begins with details of the motorboat accident that killed Lidia Ivanova as well as the public's reaction to her death. It also considers speculations that her death was not accidental. ... More


Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Elizabeth Kendall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This book is a dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend and extraordinary ballerina Liidia ... More


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

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813032528
eISBN:
9780813046310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032528.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Widely regarded as the foremost choreographer of contemporary ballet, George Balanchine was, and continues to be, an institution and major inspiration in the world of dance. This book provides a ... More


Copyright and the Death/Life of the Choreographer

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/9780199360369.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter assesses the two major choreographic copyright cases that have gone to trial since the passage of the 1976 Copyright Act. In Horgan v. Macmillian, Inc. (1986), an appeals court judge ... More


Summary

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/9780813032528.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the authors. A thread runs through Balanchine's teaching that pertains not only to the innovations he made in technique, but also to musicality and ... More


Balanchine's Way

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/9780813032528.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance

Balanchine was always attempting to produce beautiful gestures, and all of his teaching was directed to that end. The legs must achieve utmost turnout, and jumps must be light and soundless. Probably ... More


Suggestions to Teachers

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/9780813032528.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter presents some suggestions for ballet teachers. Teachers who depend on students attending their classes for their livelihood, or who have a following of less than totally dedicated ... More


Components of a Balanchine Class

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/9780813032528.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the components of a Balanchine class. Balanchine's classes are the exploration of specific elements, allowing his dancers to experience exactly how each step is to be done. His ... 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


The NEP Economy

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter focuses on impact of the New Economic Policy (NEP) of the 1920s on Georges, Lidochka, and their classmates. As the new economy took shape, they faced not only money problems but personal ... More


Teachers

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/9780813032528.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on the unique teachers chosen by Balanchine, who provided the technique on which he could build his company. Their classes were demanding, and although they were trained in the ... More


Introduction to the Music

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/9780813032528.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter attempts to explain the difference in approach between Balanchine's use of music and the more traditional way of moving musically by considering how Fokine's Prelude from Les Sylphides ... More


Basic Principles of Balanchine's Method

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/9780813032528.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses the basic principles of Balanchine's technique. It covers standing, walking, running, tension, dynamics, and five positions. In Balanchine's technique there is never a step in ... More


Theater School: The Hungry Years

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter describes events from 1918 to 1920. Early 1918 was marked by continued political turmoil and widespread poverty in the city. Georges, almost fourteen, sewed saddles, ran messages for ... More


1933

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter revisits how George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein first met and began their collaborative enterprise to found an American ballet company and school in 1933. In addition to seeking out ... More


1934–1935

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the March 1935 performances of the American Ballet at the Adelphi Theater in New York City, the official premiere of the company and its new repertoire. Preparations for the ... More


1937–1938 (I)

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

After the collapse of the American Ballet, Balanchine turned his attention to work on Broadway and in Hollywood. In the course of his work as choreographer for the Samuel Goldwyn film The Goldwyn ... More


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