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The Lady Comes Across

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Latouche’s final musical with Vernon Duke, The Lady Comes Across (1942), with choreography again with Balanchine, was a bomb, lasting only three performances. The work was to feature the British star ... More


“Her ballet, Barn Dance, was the first truly American balletic composition that we have ever seen.”: Walter Terry

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/9780190654542.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

Catherine dismisses agent Arnold Meckel because she anticipates many prestigious engagements in light of her company’s European triumphs. Although these engagements fail to materialize, she secures ... More


1935

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/9780190607418.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter revisits the circumstances by which the American Ballet became the resident dance company at the Metropolitan Opera in 1935. Many accounts have construed this engagement as a surprise ... More


Becoming a New Negro in Chicago

Joanna Dee Das

in Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190264871
eISBN:
9780190264901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264871.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

“Becoming a New Negro in Chicago” delves into Dunham’s childhood and young adulthood in order to understand her artistic and intellectual foundations. Her early years in the Chicago suburbs were ... 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


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