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A Question of Taste: The Bolshoi Ballet’s 1962 Tour of the United States

Anne Searcy

in Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190945107
eISBN:
9780190945138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945107.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 3 explores the Bolshoi Ballet’s 1962 tour of the United States, which took place during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the wake of the crisis, President Kennedy and his family staged numerous ... 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


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


Ballet’s Traditionalists: Malvina Cavallazzi and Luigi Albertieri

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/9780190296681.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses the teaching of two Italian instructors: Malvina Cavallazzi and Luigi Albertieri. Cavallazzi was the first ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera and the first director of the ... More


1934

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/9780190607418.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter chronicles the first public performances by dancers from the School of American Ballet in 1934. Although these performances have been construed as previews prior to the company’s ... 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


David Moroni

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/9780813034386.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of David Moroni, Founding Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Professional Division, who defines technique as the means by which ... 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.


Introduction

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/9780190607418.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This introduction explains that the early collaborative efforts of George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein have been written about in ways that misrepresented the true character of their activity ... 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


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


“Here came these five beautiful Littlefield girls, good dancers all.”: Yvonne Patterson

Sharon Skeel

in Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190654542
eISBN:
9780190654573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654542.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Lincoln Kirstein brings George Balanchine to America to start a ballet school (SAB) and professional company (the American Ballet). Needing dancers, Balanchine visits the Littlefield School and ... More


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