Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance / Edition 1

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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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What People Are Saying

Nancy Reynolds
"Lynn Garafola's breadth of dance knowledge is astonishing and, in Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, it is fully matched by her insightful exploration of provocative issues in the field."
Nancy Reynolds, Director of Research, The George Balanchine Foundation
Nancy Reynolds
“Lynn Garafola’s breadth of dance knowledge is astonishing and, in Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, it is fully matched by her insightful exploration of provocative issues in the field.”
Monica Moseley
“Garafola’s sense of discovery permeates the book and is one of its chief pleasures. She is unusual among dance scholars in showing how economics, revolution, racism and rank push and pull at the sometimes insular theatrical world.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819566737
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

LYNN GARAFOLA is the author of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (1998), and editor of José Limón: 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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Table of Contents

Pt. I The Ballets russes and beyond
Coming home : Diaghilev in Perm 3
The diaries of Marius Petipa 11
Design and the idea of the modern in early twentieth-century ballet 38
Diaghilev's musical legacy 45
At home and abroad : Paris/Petersburg 1913 54
Dance, film, and the ballets russes 66
Forgotten interlude : eurhythmic dancers at the Paris Opera 85
Rivals for the new : the Ballets Suedois and the ballets russes 107
Politics in paradise : Andre Levinson's classicism 125
Pt. II Reconfiguring the sexes
The travesty dancer in nineteenth-century ballet 137
Soloists abroad : the prewar careers of Natalia Trouhanova and Ida Rubinstein 148
Lydia Lopokova and Les Soirees de Paris 171
Reconfiguring the sexes 179
Choreography by Nijinska 194
Mark Morris and the feminine mystique 205
The late snow prince 210
Where are ballet's women choreographers? 215
Pt. III Dance in New York
Dance in the city : toward an American dance 231
George Antheil and the dance 256
Dali, Ana Maria, and The three-cornered hat 277
Radical moments : Martha Graham centennial celebration 287
Writing on the left : the remarkable career of Edna Ocko 293
Dollars for dance : Lincoln Kirstein, City Center, and the Rockefeller Foundation 305
Parallel lives : Alvin Ailey and Robert Joffrey 317
Revelations 322
Dance Theatre of Harlem at thirty 329
American Ballet Theatre : 1989 333
American Ballet Theatre : 2001 338
Dance for a city : fifty years of the New York City Ballet 347
Pt. IV Staging the past
Price-tagging Diaghilev 377
Tracking down Le Train Bleu 383
Massine 387
Heterodoxical pasts 391
Time-traveling with the Kirov 398
Myth or memory? : Solomon Volkov's Petersburg 404
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