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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


Achieving Symphonism (The Soviet Ballet in Theory)

Tim Scholl

in Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099560
eISBN:
9780300128826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099560.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores how Sleeping Beauty marked the creative apogee of nineteenth-century Russian ballet, particularly how it started the movement toward more progressive forms of ballet. ... More


Vaganova Today: Her Students

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/9780813036977.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

A discussion of the current state of the Vaganova methodology and technique is presented in this chapter, which includes interviews with numerous pedagogues who studied directly under Vaganova and ... More


Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine

Jessica Zeller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190296681
eISBN:
9780190296728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190296681.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book illuminates the teaching of ballet in New York City between the opening of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School in 1909 and the founding of George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet in ... More


Ballet as Migrant: From Italy and Russia to America

Jessica Zeller

in Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190296681
eISBN:
9780190296728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190296681.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines ballet’s emigration from Italy and Russia and its immigration to the United States, thereby linking America’s ballet to its major predecessors. It traces the development of ... More


Genre Trouble

Tim Scholl

in Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099560
eISBN:
9780300128826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099560.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the problems of genre that the ballet production of Sleeping Beauty encountered after its premiere in 1890. What would become the quintessence of late nineteenth-century ... 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


Legends and Lessons: Laura and Loipa

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/9780813044026.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

The author interviews Loipa Araujó and Laura Alonso to learn about the current application of Fernando Alonso’s method. She reports their comments back to him, and he elaborates on their remarks.


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