Ballet in Western Culture: A History of Its Origins and Evolution / Edition 1

Ballet in Western Culture: A History of Its Origins and Evolution / Edition 1

by Carol Lee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205274390

ISBN-13: 9780205274390

Pub. Date: 11/19/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Author Carol Lee enlivens the historical presentation of the history of dance with humorous vignettes and anecdotes. Drawing upon her fifteen years experience as a dance history teacher, Lee looks at the ever-shifting currents of historical events in Western Civilization and relates them to the origins and evolution of ballet. From

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Author Carol Lee enlivens the historical presentation of the history of dance with humorous vignettes and anecdotes. Drawing upon her fifteen years experience as a dance history teacher, Lee looks at the ever-shifting currents of historical events in Western Civilization and relates them to the origins and evolution of ballet. From ancient Greek folk expression to 17th Century court dance, through the Renaissance, through England, Denmark, Russia, and into the 20th Century in the United States, Lee guides the reader through the intricate steps of the history of dance. For the dance enthusiast or anyone who enjoys history, theatre, and Western civilization studies.

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ISBN-13:
9780205274390
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/19/1998
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Part One From folk Expression to Seventeenth-Century Court Dance iii
Origins of Dance
1(23)
Theatrical Dance in Ancient Greece
2(2)
Roman Pantomime
4(1)
Dance and Christianity
5(1)
Dance in the Middle Ages
6(15)
Danseomania
11(3)
Troubadours and Medieval Court Dance
14(3)
Courtly Couple Dancing
17(2)
Moresques and Religious Plays
19(1)
Pageants
20(1)
Summary
21(3)
Renaissance Spectacle in Italy
24(13)
Humanism
25(1)
Art in the Renaissance
26(3)
The Dancing Masters: Domenico da Piacenza, Antonio Cornazano, Guglielmo Ebreo
29(3)
The Intermedii of the Italian Courts
32(3)
Summary
35(2)
The Ballet de Cour in France
37(28)
French Assimilation of Italian Culture
37(2)
Catherine de Medici and L'Academie de Poesie et Musique
39(1)
Beaujoyeulx and the Magnifiques
40(4)
Le ballet Comique de la Reine: Art, Power, and the Divine Right to Rule
44(4)
Le Deliverance de Renaud: Louis XII as Demigod
48(2)
Ballets a Entrees
50(1)
Equestrian Ballet
51(2)
Masks and Dancers en Travesti
53(1)
Sixteenth-Century Writings on Ballet
54(1)
Renaissance Court Theaters
55(3)
The Advent of Public Theaters
58(2)
Summary
60(5)
Part Two Emergence of Ballet as an Art form: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Century iv
Baroque Ballet
65(21)
The Court of Louis XIV: From Frondes to Versailles
66(2)
French Academies
68(4)
L'Academie Royale de Musique et Danse
71(1)
Jean-Baptiste Lully
72(3)
Pierre Beauchamp
75(2)
The Danse d'Ecole
77(2)
Eighteenth-Century Writings on Ballet
79(4)
Summary
83(3)
The Advancement of Professional Ballet
86(16)
Opera Ballet and Galant Music
86(2)
Commedia Dell'Arte and Professional Ballet
88(3)
Ballet in England
91(1)
John Weaver
92(2)
Seven Early Professionals
94(4)
The Ballet in Vienna
98(1)
Summary
99(3)
Growth and Refinement of Classical Ballet
102(31)
The Father of Modern Ballet
103(9)
Noverre's International Influence
105(5)
Noverre's Writings: The Letters on Dancing and Ballets
110(2)
Other Eighteenth-Century Choreographers
112(6)
Jean Dauberval
112(3)
Salvatore Vigano and the Italian Coreodramma
115(1)
Gennaro Magri
116(1)
The Gardel Brothers
117(1)
Revolutionary Ballets
118(3)
Post-Revolutionary Ballet and the Waltz
121(3)
The Vestris Family
124(2)
Four Ballerinas
126(2)
Children's Ballet Companies
128(1)
Summary
129(4)
The foundations of Romantic Ballet
133(31)
The Aesthetic Shaping of the Romantic Ballet
135(2)
Expressiveness in the Ballet
137(8)
The Creators
145(8)
Theophile Gautier
145(1)
Carlo Blasis: Theorist and Teacher
146(2)
Marie Taglioni: Symbol of Romantic Ballet's Golden Age
148(3)
Jules Perrot: Master Choregrapher of the Romantic Ballet
151(1)
Carlotta Grisi: Romantic Muse
152(1)
The Creative High Point: Giselle
153(2)
The Ascendancy of the Ballerina
155(5)
Fanny Elssler: Dramatic Dancer
156(2)
Lucile Grahn
158(1)
Fanny Cerrito
159(1)
Summary
160(4)
The Romantic and Post-Romantic Ballet
164(17)
Perrot in London: Pas de quatre
165(2)
Ballet in Denmark: August Bournonville
167(4)
Bournonville's Written Legacy
170(1)
Post-Romanticism in France
171(4)
Empire Ballet: Arthur Saint-Leon and Coppelia
173(2)
Luigi Manzotti and Extravaganza: Excelsior
175(1)
From Frothy Ballets to English Music Hall
176(2)
Summary
178(3)
The Evolution of Ballet in Russia
181(20)
Peter the Great: A Window to the West
182(1)
Lande and the Danse d'Ecole in St. Petersburg
183(1)
Imperial Ballet: From Hilverding and Angiolini to Valberkh
184(4)
Charles-Louis Didelot: Father of Russian Ballet
188(7)
Renovating Russian Training
189(2)
Poetic Expression and Flying Machines
191(2)
From London to Ballet Master at the Paris Opera
193(1)
Baletomania: Didelot and the Heroic Ballet in Russia
194(1)
Romanticism in Russia
195(3)
Summary
198(3)
Imperial Russian Ballet
201(25)
Perrot and Saint-Leon in St. Petersburg
202(3)
Marius Petipa: From Apprentice to Artistic Director
205(10)
Technical Innovations
207(1)
Italian Ballerinas in the Imperial Ballet
208(2)
Petipa's Choreographic Method
210(1)
Collaboration with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
211(2)
The Sleeping Beauty
213(2)
Czarist Ballet Culture
215(1)
Lev Ivanov: Pioneer of Symphonic Ballet
216(3)
Swan Lake: From Reisinger to Ivanov
217(2)
Alexander Gorsky and the Bolshoi Ballet
219(2)
Anna Pavlova
221(2)
Summary
223(3)
Part Three The flourishing of Ballet in the Twentieth Century
Sergei Diaghilev and the New Dance
226(28)
Catalyst of Genius
227(3)
The World of Art
228(2)
Russian Art and Music in Paris
230(1)
Ballet Returns to the West
230(1)
The Collaborative Method
231(2)
The Ballets Russes (1909--1914)
233(1)
The Choreographic Contribution of Mikhail Fokine
234(2)
The Influence of Isadora Duncan
236(3)
Ballet for Modern Times
239(1)
Second Paris Season
239(3)
The Permanent Establishment of the Ballets Russes
242(3)
Choreographic Debut of Vaslav Nijinsky
245(4)
The Ballets Russes Visits the New World
249(2)
Summary
251(3)
The Ballets Russes from the Pursuit of the Avant-Garde to Neoclassicism
254(23)
The War Years (1914--1918)
254(1)
The Ballets Russes in America
255(3)
The Ballets Russes (1917--1929)
258(11)
Massine: Futurism and Cubism in Ballet
258(5)
The Sleeping Princess
263(2)
Bronislava Nijinska: A Renewable Legacy
265(4)
Surrealist and Constructivist Experiments in Ballet
269(1)
George Balanchine and Neoclassicism
270(4)
Summary
274(3)
Ballet in the Twentieth Century
277(35)
The Expansion of Western European Ballet
277(24)
Great Britain and the Commonwealth
278(5)
Canada
283(1)
Australia
283(1)
France
284(4)
Scandinavia
288(2)
The Low Countries
290(5)
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
295(3)
Italy
298(1)
The Iberian Peninsula
299(2)
Ballet in Soviet Russia
301(8)
Post-Revolutionary Russia
301(8)
Summary
309(3)
The Development of Ballet in the United States
312(28)
From Minuets to Moral Lectures
313(2)
Ballet in Colonial American Cities
315(4)
A Romantic Ballerina Visits
317(1)
Pavlova's Cross-Country Tours
318(1)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
319(3)
New York City Ballet
322(2)
George Balanchine in America
324(2)
American Ballet Theatre
326(3)
Professional Ballet Across the United States
329(5)
Regional Ballet
334(1)
Ballet Goes to College
335(2)
Retrospective
337(3)
Chronology 340(6)
Glossary 346(9)
Bibliography 355(4)
Ballets 359(3)
Index 362

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