Modern Dance in France: An Adventure 1920-1970 / Edition 1

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Editorial Reviews

Laurence Louppe
A major and fascinating study.
Clearly written and clearly presented...reads like a novel.
Nouvelles de Danse
For the first time, the weave of influences, the networks of related elements, the pioneers and the leaders...are placed together in this remarkable book...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789057020155
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Series: Choreography and Dance Studies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
List of plates
Prelude: Indelible Ephemera
Pt. I 1920-1930: The Ground-Breaking Years
The Actors 46
Institutions 47
The Ballets Suedois 1920-1924 47
The Duncan Line 49
Raymond Duncan 50
Elisabeth Duncan 53
Irma Duncan 54
Lisa Duncan 55
Ellen Tels-Rabanek 60
Postscript on the Legacy of Isadora 61
The Laban and Dalcroze Lines 61
Dussia Bereska 61
Marie-Louise van Veen 63
Jacqueline Chaumont 64
Marie Kummer 66
The Independent Ones 67
Georges Pomies 67
Alexander and Clotilde Sakharoff 69
Helene Vanel and Lois Hutton 76
Yvonne Redgis 77
Paul Swan 77
Charlotte Bara 78
Yvonne Serac 78
Isabel de Etchessary 78
The Educators 79
Francois Malkowski 79
Renee Odic Kintzel 81
Irene Popard 84
The Orientals 87
Jeanne Ronsay 87
Nyota Inyoka 90
Djemil Anik 93
Uday Shankar 94
Raden Mas Jodjana 95
Pt. II 1930-1939: The Tilling Years
The Actors 117
Institutions 118
The Archives Internationales de la Danse 118
The Laban and Wigman Lines 126
Jean Weidt 127
Heinz Finkel 133
Ludolf Schild 135
Mila Cirul 140
Julia Marcus 143
Doryta Brown 144
The Dalcroze and Hellerau-Laxenburg Line 145
Anita Wiskeman 146
Helene Carlut 148
Doris Halphen, Maian Pontan and the Hellerau-Laxenburg School 151
Defectors from Classical Dance 151
Jean Serry 152
Janine Solane 155
The Independent Ones 160
Marguerite Bougai 160
Tony Gregory 164
Freddy Wittop 165
Josette and Renee Foatelli 165
The Educators 165
Fee Helles 166
Liliane Arlen and Viennese Dance 167
Pt. III 1945-1960: The Sowing Years
The Actors 198
Institutions 199
Jean Dorcy and Danse et Culture 199
Dinah Maggie and Association Francaise de Recherches Choregraphiques (A.F.R.E.C.) and the Theatre d'Essai de la Danse 203
French Dancers of European Discent 208
Anne Gardon 208
Genevieve Mallarme 211
Raymonde Lombardin 212
Charles Antonetti 217
Jacqueline Levant 218
Suzanne Remon 219
Claude Stephane 219
Francoise and Dominique Dupuy and The Ballets Modernes de Paris 220
The Grafts 233
Jerome Andrews 233
Jacqueline Robinson 240
Laura Sheleen 250
Karin Waehner 257
Muriel Topaz 266
Paul d'Arnot 267
Edith Allard 269
Katherine Henry d'Epinoy 270
Gilberto Motta 273
Regine Drengwicz 274
In the Line of Janine Solane 275
Rose-Marie Paillet 275
Denise Blanc-Raillard 277
Marie-France Babillot 278
Titane Saint-Hubert 280
The Independent Ones 280
Olga Stens 280
Genevieve Piguet 284
Frederique Franchini 286
Antoinette Guedy 287
Roger Ribes 287
The Educators 288
Hilde Peerbohm 288
Yvonne Berge 291
Phyllis Drayson 293
Mireille Fromantel 294
Anne-Marie Debatte 295
From Drama and Mime 298
Bella Reine 298
Etienne Decroux 300
Jacques Lecoq 304
Marcel Marceau 305
In the Duncan Line 305
Madeleine Lytton 305
Odile Hamelin-Pyros 306
Pt. IV 1960-1970: The Flowering Years
The Actors 330
Institutions 331
The Introduction of Dance into Parisian Universities 331
The Growing Presence of Modern Dance in Physical Training Centres 335
The Ballet Theatre Contemporain 341
The Theatre Francais de la Danse 343
The Theatre des Nations 343
The Chateauvallon Festival 344
Art, Recherche, Confrontation at the Museum of Modern Art 345
The Bagnolet Competition: Ballet pour Demain 346
French Dancers, Nomadic and Sedentary 346
Francoise Sain-Thibault 346
Noelle Janoli 348
Francoise Julliot de la Morandiere 348
Claudine Allegra 349
Isabella Mirova 350
Claude Decaillot 352
Dora Feilane 354
Aline Roux 354
Annick Maucouvert 355
Suzon Holzer 358
Renate Pook 359
Poumi Lescaut 360
Anne-Marie Reynaud 361
The Scholars 361
Michele Nadal 361
Francine Lancelot 363
Muriel Jaer 366
Claude Pujade-Renaud 367
Jacqueline Challet-Haas 369
Mireille Arguel 371
Alberte Raynaud 373
Pinok and Matho 375
The Educators 378
Denise Coutier and 'Danse Ma Joie' (D.M.J.) 379
Jean Bouffort 380
Francoise Chantraine 381
Sylvie Deluz 382
The 'Science of the Body' 383
The Graft from Latin America 384
Arlet Bon 385
Sara Pardo 387
Graziella Martinez 388
Juan Carlos Bellini 391
Mara Dajanova 391
Noemie Lapzeson 391
Paulina Ossona 392
Paulina Oca 392
Diana Obedman 393
Gladys Aleman 393
Sonia Sanoja 394
Guillermo Palomares 394
Jazz and African Dance: Another Turning Towards Roots 395
Ingeborg Liptay 395
Christiane de Rougemont 396
Epilogue 401
The Specialized Press and Writers about Dance 409
A Few Authors who Wrote about Dance 414
Period Pieces: A Few Howlers 419
Bibliography 427
Other books by Jacqueline Robinson 432
Index 433
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