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Ballet In Leicester Square

Author : Ivor Guest
ISBN : UOM:39015032225651
Genre : Performing Arts
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Shapes Of American Ballet

Author : Jessica Zeller
ISBN : 9780190296704
Genre : Music
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In Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine, Jessica Zeller introduces the first few decades of the twentieth century as an often overlooked, yet critical period for ballet's growth in America. While George Balanchine is often considered the sole creator of American ballet, numerous European and Russian émigrés had been working for decades to build a national ballet with an American identity. These pedagogues and others like them played critical yet largely unacknowledged roles in American ballet's development. Despite their prestigious ballet pedigrees, the dance field's exhaustive focus on Balanchine has led to the neglect of their work during the first few decades of the century, and in this light, this book offers a new perspective on American ballet during the period immediately prior to Balanchine's arrival. Zeller uses hundreds of rare archival documents to illuminate the pedagogies of several significant European and Russian teachers who worked in New York City. Bringing these contributions into the broader history of American ballet recasts American ballet's identity as diverse-comprised of numerous Euro-Russian and American elements, as opposed to the work of one individual. This new account of early twentieth century American ballet is situated against a bustling New York City backdrop, where mass immigration through Ellis Island brought the ballet from European and Russian opera houses into contact with a variety of American forms and sensibilities. Ballet from celebrated Euro-Russian lineages was performed in vaudeville and blended with American popular dance styles, and it developed new characteristics as it responded to the American economy. Shapes of American Ballet delves into ballet's struggle to define itself during this rich early twentieth century period, and it sheds new light on ballet's development of an American identity before Balanchine.
Category: Music

Dance And Dancers In The Victorian And Edwardian Music Hall Ballet

Author : Alexandra Carter
ISBN : 9781351163620
Genre : Music
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The Victorian and Edwardian music hall ballet has been a neglected facet of dance historiography, falling prey principally to the misguided assumption that any ballet not performed at the Opera House or 'legitimate' theatre necessarily meant it was of low cultural and artistic merit. Here Alexandra Carter identifies the traditional marginalization of the working class female participants in ballet historiography, and moves on to reinstate the 'lost' period of the music hall ballet and to apply a critical account of that period. Carter examines the working conditions of the dancers, the identities and professional lives of the ballet girls and the ways in which the ballet of the music hall embodied the sexual psyche of the period, particularly in its representations of the ballet girl and the ballerina. By drawing on newspapers, journals, theatre programmes, contemporary fiction, poetry and autobiography, Carter firmly locates the period in its social, economic and artistic context. The book culminates in the argument that there are direct links between the music hall ballet and what has been termed the 'birth' of British ballet in the 1930s; a link so long ignored by dance historians. This work will appeal not only to those interested in nineteenth century studies, but also to those working in the fields of dance studies, gender studies, cultural studies and the performing arts.
Category: Music

Fantasies Of Empire

Author : Joseph Donohue
ISBN : 9781587296437
Genre : Drama
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In the London summer of 1894, members of the National Vigilance Society, led by the well-known social reformer Laura Ormiston Chant, confronted the Empire Theatre of Varieties, Leicester Square, and its brilliant manager George Edwardes as he applied for a routine license renewal. On grounds that the Empire's promenade was the nightly resort of prostitutes, that the costumes in the theatre's ballets were grossly indecent, and that the moral health of the nation was imperiled, Chant demanded that the London County Council either deny the theatre its license or require radical changes in the Empire's entertainment and clientele before granting renewal. The resulting license restriction and the tremendous public controversy that ensued raised important issues--social, cultural, intellectual, and moral--still pertinent today.Fantasies of Empire is the first book to recount in full the story of the Empire licensing controversy in all its captivating detail. Contemporaneous accounts are interwoven with Donohue's identification and analysis of the larger issues raised: What the controversy reveals about contemporary sexual and social relations, what light it sheds on opposing views regarding the place of art and entertainment in modern society, and what it says about the pervasive effect of British imperialism on society's behavior in the later years of Queen Victoria's reign. Donohue connects the controversy to one of the most interesting developments in the history of modern theatre, the simultaneous emergence of a more sophisticated, varied, and moneyed audience and a municipal government insistent on its right to control and regulate that audience's social and cultural character and even its moral behavior.Rich in illustrations and entertainingly written, Fantasies of Empire will appeal to theatre, dance, and social historians and to students of popular entertainment, the Victorian period, urban studies, gender studies, leisure studies, and the social history of architecture.
Category: Drama

Parisian Music Hall Ballet 1871 1913

Author : Sarah Gutsche-Miller
ISBN : 9781580464420
Genre : Music
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This pioneering study of ballets staged in Parisian music halls brings to light a vibrant dance culture central to the renewal of French choreography at the fin de siecle.
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Ballet Profile

Author : Irving Deakin
ISBN : UOM:39015023756284
Genre : Ballet
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The Sketch

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ISBN : MINN:319510028004178
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Ballet

Author : Mary Clarke
ISBN : UCSC:32106010585096
Genre : Music
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Traces the evolution of ballet, citing major theatrical events and artistic developments and the contributions of performers and choreographers from Nijinsky to Mark Morris
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Picasso

Author : Roland Penrose
ISBN : 0520042077
Genre : Art
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Part of a series which introduces key artists and movements in art history, this book deals with Picasso. Each title in the series contains 48 full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative black and white illustrations.
Category: Art

Ballet S Feminisms

Author : Carrie Gaiser Casey
ISBN : UCAL:C3528039
Genre : Ballerinas
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Ballet Under Napoleon

Author : Ivor Guest
ISBN : UCSC:32106011222756
Genre : Performing Arts
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With the publication of this title, Dr Guest completes his massive survey of ballet in France from 1770 to 1870. This volume covers the period from 1793 to 1819, the time of such luminaries as Gardel, Milon, Vestris, Duport and Bigottini. The period has often been dismissed as an interlude of decadence before the flowering of the romantic ballet, but as Dr. Guest reveals in this account, it was in fact a period of great significance in the development of ballet as a major theatre art.
Category: Performing Arts

The Paris Op Ra Ballet

Author : Ivor Forbes Guest
ISBN : UCSC:32106017802882
Genre : Performing Arts
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The cradle of ballet, tracing the origin of ballet as a theatre art back to its foundation by Louis XIV in 1669.
Category: Performing Arts

Maynard Keynes

Author : Donald Moggridge
ISBN : 9781134798674
Genre : Business & Economics
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Based on an intimate knowledge of the subject and his environment, this biography of the most influential economist of the twentieth century traces Keynes' career on all its many levels. From academic Cambridge, to artistic Bloomsbury, to official Whitehall and to the City, we see the intellectual roots of Keynes' achievements and failures. We also see how he left his mark on the modern world.
Category: Business & Economics

Top 10 Guide To Key London Sights

Author : Swetha Ramachandran
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Genre : Travel
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Welcome to London London, one of the great cities of the world, combines the best of the old and the best of the new; Castles are still in use, they still change the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and you can still find people feeding pigeons in the afternoons at Trafalgar Square. Yet, you can always find a new, dynamic London just around the corner. Today, London is the center for active, entrepreneurial Europe. The bars are flooded with people, the restaurant culture is growing, and the Theatres are some of the best in Europe. THE TOP TEN GUIDE TO LONDON is designed so you can experience the very best of the city: the best museums, sights, activities, and experiences. Turn the pages and let THE TOP TEN GUIDE TO LONDON guide you through the very best of traditional and contemporary London. Swetha Ramachandran makes sure you experience the crown jewels of London. Whether you are visiting for a few days or a few weeks, are on a business trip or a family vacation, THE TOP TEN GUIDE TO LONDON allows you to focus on having fun and enjoying yourself so that you experience in London is a rich and memorable one. TOP TEN TRAVEL GUIDES are designed to meet the needs of today’s sophisticated travelers. They highlight the best the world has to offer in user-friendly lists. They are available for other cities of the world. Best wishes for an exciting visit to London.
Category: Travel

The Ballet Annual

Author : Arnold Lionel Haskell
ISBN : UCSC:32106014377599
Genre : Ballet
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The Ballet Annual

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ISBN : UOM:39015004932318
Genre : Ballet
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Ballet Today

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ISBN : IND:30000117670376
Genre : Ballet
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Dance Now

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00504768Y
Genre : Dance
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Category: Dance