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Les Ballets Russes de Bronislava Nijinska

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1932, after Colonel Wassily de Basil turns the Opéra Russe ballet ensemble over to Nijinska’s former adversary, Boris Kochno, and the choreographer George Balanchine, Nijinska decides to form her ... More


On the Road

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1934, Nijinska travels to Hollywood to choreograph the ballets in Max Reinhardt’s legendary film A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The following year, in London, she choreographs Les Cent Baisers (The ... More


Resurrection

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1964, Frederick Ashton, now artistic director of Britain’s Royal Ballet, invites Nijinska to stage Les Biches, followed two years later by an invitation to set Les Noces, revivals that ... More


Amazon of the Avant-Garde

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Nijinska and her husband spend the 1914–1915 theatrical season in St. Petersburg (renamed Petrograd after Russia enters the war), where they are engaged by Narodny Dom. The following year they settle ... More


In Wartime America

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance

Settling in Hollywood where she opens a school, Nijinska presents a program of works at the Hollywood Bowl in the hope—never realized—of establishing a professional ballet company in Southern ... More


The Final Act

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1947 the Marquis de Cuevas invites Nijinska to teach and choreograph for his new company based first in Monte Carlo and later in Paris. Anxious to reconnect with friends and to recover her scenery ... More


Nijinska’s Apprenticeship

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

After completing her training in 1908, Nijinska becomes a member of St. Petersburg’s Imperial Ballet, where she dances in works by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and others. The following year she takes ... More


A Choreographer for Russia Abroad

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

During the next several years, as the effects of the Great Depression deepen, Nijinska takes whatever freelance jobs offer themselves. She works at the Paris Opé ra, for director Max Reinhardt in ... More


A Freelance Choreographer

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Embarking on a free-lance career, Nijinska opens a studio in London with the goal of forming a professional company, while unsuccessfully seeking backers to fund it. When Jacques Rouché offers her ... More


Les Ballets de Madame Ida Rubinstein

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Back in Paris, in 1928 Nijinska becomes the choreographer of a new ballet company organized by Ida Rubinstein, an actress, sometime dancer, celebrity, and French music patron of note, who at ... More


Where Is Home?

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1922, as Diaghilev seeks to counter the failure of The Sleeping Princess by steering the Ballets Russes in a new direction, Nijinka becomes his resident choreographer. In Paris, where the company ... More


Globalizing Modernism

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

In addition to fulfilling other engagements, Nijinska spends most of 1926 and 1927 as ballet director at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Here she stages several of her Ballets Russes and Paris ... More


Back from the Future

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

In Vienna, Nijinska finds her brother catatonic at the Steinhof Sanatorium, a mental hospital; he does not recognize her. When her relationship with Romola Nijinsky breaks down, Nijinska is left ... More


Le Train Bleu and Its Aftermath

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1925 Nijinska choreographs another stylish work, this one to music by Darius Milhaud. With a libretto by Jean Cocteau and costumes by Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, Le Train Bleu is inspired by the ... More


La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Lynn Garafola

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern is the first biography of ballet’s premier female choreographer and a pioneer of the modern tradition in ballet. Overshadowed in life and legend by her ... More


Les Biches

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Despite the enormous success of the 1923 season, Diaghilev reorients the Ballets Russes toward the aesthetics of Jean Cocteau and the French composers known as “Les Six.” In Monte Carlo he organizes ... More


Les Noces

Lynn Garafola

in La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603901
eISBN:
9780197603932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603901.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1922 Diaghilev reaches an agreement with the Société des Bains de Mer for the Ballets Russes to become Monte Carlo’s resident ballet company, although initially this is complicated by the presence ... More


Folklore and Parade from Jean Cocteau and Paul Valéry to André Varagnac: The Resurgence of French Folkloric Studies

Mark Franko

in The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter reflects upon the commentary of two literary observers who were also in different ways practitioners of French ballet of the 1920s and 1930s—Jean Cocteau and Paul Valéry—and, of one ... More


A Genealogy of Dance Modernity: Movement Artifacts, Mythic Principles, and Archived Others

Mark Franko

in The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter looks at a variety of phenomena including folkloric dance that contained old regime materials, the ballet itself, and the scholarly research and collecting devoted to the grand siècle at ... More


Challenges and Pilgrimages

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/9780813044026.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ballet Theatre looks to expand but experiences financial woes, Alicia Alonso develops retinal problems and must return to Cuba, Fernando accompanies her and begins work at Pro-Arte, bringing dancers ... More


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