Under My Wings: My Life as an Impresario

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Limelight Editions, 2002 - Performing Arts - 215 pages
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"This book offers terrific insights on countless personalities, including George Balanchine, Lincoln Kirstein, Jerome Robbins, Lucia Chase, Nora Kaye, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Judith Jamison, and Patrick Dupond. As dancer, teacher, and impresario, Paul Szilard met many colorful as well as bitchy characters, all of whom he describes in humorous detail...The impresario reveals the numerous aspects of the immensely talented but troubled Alvin Ailey...Here is a book so full of blunt comments, vast humor, and pathos that it isn't just for the dance world alone. Even the layman will garner knowledge, drama, and entertainment from it." -Jennie Schulman, Back Stage

"...a must for balletomanes and dance historians." -Publishers Weekly

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According to dance critic Clive Barnes's introduction, impresario Szilard "is a critic who puts his money where his opinion is." Szilard has done that and more in a career spanning several decades ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Born in Hungary and originally a ballet dancer himself, after World War II Szilard combined his knowledge of contemporary dance with his business sense and his common sense to provide major companies and solo artists with the guidance they needed to travel the world and perform before enchanted audiences everywhere.

Kaplan has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

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