Balanchine: A Biography

Balanchine: A Biography

by Bernard Taper
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0520206398

ISBN-13: 9780520206397

Pub. Date: 11/08/1996

Publisher: University of California Press


Written with wit, insight, and candor, Balanchine is a book that will delight lovers of biography as well as those with a special interest in dance. For this edition the author has added a thoughtful yet dramatic account of the working out of Balanchine's legacy, from the making of his controversial will to the present day. The author explores the

Overview


Written with wit, insight, and candor, Balanchine is a book that will delight lovers of biography as well as those with a special interest in dance. For this edition the author has added a thoughtful yet dramatic account of the working out of Balanchine's legacy, from the making of his controversial will to the present day. The author explores the intriguing legal, financial, and institutional subplots that unfolded after the death of the greatest choreographer of the century, but the central plot of his epilogue is the aesthetic issue: In the absence of their creator, can the ballets retain their wondrous vitality? Taper illuminates the fascinating transmission of Balanchine's masterworks from one generation to another, an unprecented legacy in the history of ballet, that most evanescent of the arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520206397
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/08/1996
Edition description:
With a new epilogue
Pages:
413
Sales rank:
677,951
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
Forewordvii
Chapter 1Choreographer in His Element3
Chapter 2Childhood in Russia25
Chapter 3Monkey-A Student37
Chapter 4First Choreography53
Chapter 5Ballet Master to Diaghilev75
Chapter 6Apollo and Prodigal Son97
Chapter 7Rootless Years123
Chapter 8But First a School147
Chapter 9An Ace Job on the Terp Angle177
Chapter 10Second Beginnings203
Chapter 11God Creates, Woman Inspires, and Man Assembles239
The Making of Agon-A Photo Essay264
Chapter 12Come Back, Come Back, Come Back273
Chapter 13The Essential Tradition291
Chapter 14What's the Matter with Now?295
Chapter 15At Seventy329
Chapter 16An Appetite for Renewal351
Chapter 17The Last Year381
Epilogue: Choreographing the Future399
Appendix419
Photo Credits448
Index449

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >