Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance

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Wesleyan University Press, Jan 28, 2005 - Performing Arts - 445 pages
Lynn Garafola has written some of the most influential historical studies and criticism in the field of dance. Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance is a selection of her essays and reviews that together document the extraordinary transformation of dance, especially ballet, since the early 20th century. Part I, “The Ballet Russes and Beyond,” explores the relatively uncharted landscape of French ballet and European art dance in the early 1900s. Part II, “Reconfiguring the Sexes,” focuses on women, such as choreographer Bronislava Nijinkska and dancer Ida Rubinstein, as well as phenomena that invite a feminist interpretation, such as the feminization of 19th-century ballet and the invisibility of women choreographers in ballet. Part III, “Dance in New York,” examines the period when New York became not only the U.S. dance capital but also, by the 1960s, the dance capital of the world. Finally, Part IV, “Staging the Past,” deals with issues of memory, reconstruction, and historical neglect. The book includes a generous selection of photographs.
 

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Lo mas importante es que contrasta las diferentes ediciones que se han realizado sobre cada coreógrafo y ballets. Parace poseer una información bastante fidedigna ya q además de de basarse las diferentes otras anteriormente editadas por otros autores, se permite acceder a la documentación de Moscú, San Peterburgo, etc... Y es la principal fuente sobre los datos de los ballets rusos y sus coreógrafos.
Lo que nunca me quedará claro es porqué Marius Petipa posee en unas obras su fecha de nacimiento en 1818 y en otras en 1822, siendo traduccionesy basándose unas en otras.
 

Contents

Diaghilev in Perm
3
The Diaries of Marius Petipa
11
Design and the Idea of the Modern in Early TwentiethCentury Ballet
38
Diaghilevs Musical Legacy
45
ParisPetersburg 1913
54
Dance Film and the Ballets Russes
66
Eurhythmic Dancers at the Paris Opera
85
The Ballets Suedois and the Ballets Russes
107
George Antheil and the Dance
256
Dali Ana Maria and The ThreeCornered Hat
277
Martha Graham Centennial Celebration
287
The Remarkable Career of Edna Ocko
293
Lincoln Kirstein City Center and
305
Alvin Ailey and Robert Joffrey
317
Dance Theatre of Harlem at Thirty
329
2001
338

Andre Levinsons Classicism
125
The Travesty Dancer in NineteenthCentury Ballet
137
The Prewar Careers of Natalia Trouhanova
148
Lydia Lopokova and Les Soirees de Paris
171
Reconf1guring the Sexes
179
Choreography by Nijinska
194
Mark Morris and the Feminine Mystique
205
Where Are Ballets Women Choreographers?
215
Toward an American Dance
231
Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet
347
Staging the Past
377
Tracking Down Le Train Bleu
383
Heterodoxical Pasts
391
TimeTraveling with the Kirov
398
Myth or Memory? Solomon Volkovs Petersburg
404
Index
413
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LYNN GARAFOLA is the author of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1998), and editor of Jose Limon: An Unfinished Memoir (Wesleyan, 1998) and Rethinking the Sylph: New Perspectives on the Romantic Ballet (Wesleyan, 1997). She teaches at Barnard College in New York City.

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