ISBN-10:
0819566748
ISBN-13:
9780819566744
Pub. Date:
01/28/2005
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance / Edition 1

Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance / Edition 1

by Lynn Garafola

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Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819566744
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE BALLETS RUSSES AND BEYOND
Coming Home: Diaghilev in Perm
The Diaries of Marius Petipa
Design and the Idea of the Modern in Early Twentieth-Century Ballet
Diaghilev’s Musical Legacy
At Home and Abroad: Paris/Petersburg 1913
Dance, Film, and the Ballets Russes
Forgotten Interlude: Eurhythmic Dancers at the Paris Opera
Rivals for the New: The Ballets Suedois and the Ballets Russes
Politics in Paradise: Andre Levinson’s Classicism

PART II: RECONFIGURING THE SEXES
The Travesty Dancer in Nineteenth-Century Ballet
Soloists Abroad: The Pre-War Careers of Natalia Trouhanova and Ida Rubinstein
Lydia Lopokova and Les Soirees de Paris
Reconfiguring the Sexes
Choreography by Nijinska
Mark Morris and the Feminine Mystique
The Late Snow Prince
Where are Ballet’s Women Choreographers?

PART III: DANCE IN NEW YORK
Dance in the City: Toward an American Dance
George Antheil and the Dance
Dali, Ana Maria, and The Three-Cornered Hat
Radical Moments: Martha Graham Centennial Celebration
Writing on the Left: The Remarkable Career of Edna Ocko
Dollars for Dance: Lincoln Kirstein, City Center, and the Rockefeller Foundation
Parallel Lives: Alvin Ailey and Robert Joffrey
Revelations
Dance Theater of Harlem at Thirty
American Ballet Theatre: 1989
American Ballet Theatre: 2001
Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet

PART IV: STAGING THE PAST
Price-Tagging Diaghilev
Tracking Down Le Train Bleu
Massine
Heterodoxical Pasts
Time Traveling with the Kirov
Myth or Memory? Solomon Volkov's Petersburg
Index

What People are Saying About This

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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