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Blum Brings Michel Fokine into the Fold

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/9780195399332.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recounts the progress of Blum’s new company, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, with Michel Fokine, one of the greatest proponents of modern ballet as its master choreographer, along with many ... More


René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This is the first lengthy inquiry into the life and times of René Blum, the successor to Serge Diaghilev and a distinguished Parisian author, editor, critic, and producer. Léon Blum, his older ... More


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


Repertoire, Camaraderie, and an Étoile

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/9780813044026.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

We learn what Ballet Theatre was like in its infancy: discussion among dancers about the style, living and working conditions, and the emergence of U.S.-born choreographers, composers, growing ... More


René de Cárdenas

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/9780813044026.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Dance

René de Cárdenas comes from a family of dancers and after dancing with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, brought such as Sonlar to stages around the world, never hesitating to return to Cuba when needed ... More


The Emergence of Stravinsky’s Neoclassicism: The Aesthetic Underpinnings of the Idea in the Other Arts and in Recent Social/Political History

Maureen A. Carr

in After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The emergence of Stravinsky’s Neoclassicism from 1914–25 is closely tied to the changing aesthetics of the time. The year 1914 was crucial for experiments in literature, art, music, and dance that ... More


Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Gabriele Brandstetter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

When it was first published in Germany in 1995, this book was seen as an important publication, the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the ... More


Writing Dance and Spatial Writing: Between Alphabet and Topos Formula

Gabriele Brandstetter

in Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter explores the concept of written dance. It considers the ballet Carnaval, choreographed by Michel Fokine; the choreography of Belgian dancer Akarova in Lettres dansantes; and Rudolf von ... More


Musicals, Mordkin, Balanchine, and the Birth of Ballet Theatre

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/9780813044026.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando recounts his debut in Billy the Kid, and the impact of working with Lew Christensen on pieces such as Filling Station, as well as taking class with some of the best exponents of the Russian ... 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


Révérence

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/9780813044026.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando speaks about his current life as a coach, repetiteur, and lecturer, and his daily routine, travels, family time, and what he values most in life.


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