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A Japanese American Star During World War II: Sono Osato and “Exotic Ivy Smith”

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/9780199862092.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

Sono Osato starred in the original production of On the Town as the character Ivy Smith, also known as “Miss Turnstiles,” beauty queen of the subway. As a teenager in Chicago, Osato was hired by the ... More


A (Very Selective) Early History of Ballet in America

Melissa R. Klapper

in Ballet Class: An American History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190908683
eISBN:
9780190908713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908683.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ballet developed slowly in the United States and depended on European dancers and teachers at first, but by mid-nineteenth century a few American-trained ballet dancers were beginning to make their ... More


Gwenn Barker

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/9780813034386.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Gwen Barker. Barker was a soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Director of her own ballet school and performing company, and Head of ... More


Nina Novak

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/9780813034386.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Nina Novak. Born in Warsaw, Novak joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in New York and quickly became world renowned as a classical ... More


Pro-Arte Musical, Yavorsky, and New York

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/9780813044026.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Alonso describes his passion for science, physical culture, and sports, his introduction to the ballet studio and exposure to performing arts luminaries, and the beginnings of his relationship with ... More


Making Ballet 2: Rodeo, 1942

Andrea Harris

in Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199342235
eISBN:
9780190265816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199342235.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Making Ballet 2 provides a choreographic analysis of the ballet Rodeo, produced by Sergei J. Denham’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1942 with choreography and libretto by Agnes de Mille, music by ... More


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