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When Ballet Became French

Author : Ilyana Karthas
ISBN : 9780773546059
Genre : History
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A comprehensive picture of early twentieth-century French culture through the lens of ballet discourse.
Category: History

When Ballet Became French

Author : Ilyana Karthas
ISBN : 9780773597815
Genre : Performing Arts
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For centuries before the 1789 revolution, ballet was a source of great cultural pride for France, but by the twentieth century the art form had deteriorated along with France's international standing. It was not until Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes found success in Paris during the first decade of the new century that France embraced the opportunity to restore ballet to its former glory and transform it into a hallmark of the nation. In When Ballet Became French, Ilyana Karthas explores the revitalization of ballet and its crucial significance to French culture during a period of momentous transnational cultural exchange and shifting attitudes towards gender and the body. Uniting the disciplines of cultural history, gender and women's studies, aesthetics, and dance history, Karthas examines the ways in which discussions of ballet intersect with French concerns about the nation, modernity, and gender identities, demonstrating how ballet served as an important tool for France's project of national renewal. Relating ballet commentary to themes of transnationalism, nationalism, aesthetics, gender, and body politics, she examines the process by which critics, artists, and intellectuals turned ballet back into a symbol of French culture. The first book to study the correlation between ballet and French nationalism, When Ballet Became French demonstrates how dance can transform a nation's cultural and political history.
Category: Performing Arts

Modern Dance In France 1920 1970

Author : Jacqueline Robinson
ISBN : 9781134396788
Genre : Performing Arts
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Performing Arts

The Great History Of Russian Ballet

Author : Paul André
ISBN : 1859951759
Genre : Performing Arts
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"The first distinctly Russian choreography was performed by Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich, and thus began the Tsar's passion for ballet. In 1738, the first professional school of dance opened in St. Petersburg. During the 18th century, the Russian Ballet became known for its tragic and comic ballets. The Russian ballet reached its apogee during the 19th century with the arrival of new masters, such as [Ivan] Valberg, [Charles] Didelot and [Adam] Glushkovsky, who choreographed works by Pushkin and Jokovsky. The second half of the century was marked by the collaboration of [Marius] Petipa, the French choreographer, with the Russian composer Tchaikovsky. In the early 20th century, Diaghilev delighted audiences in the West by presenting the Ballet Russe with supremely talented choreographers, dancers, conmposers and set designers."--Jacket.
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Dance Music From The Ballets De Cour 1575 1651 Six Allemandes 2 Ballet Cheval Fait Pour Le Grand Carouselle Fait A La Place Royal Pour Le Mariage De Louis 13 4 Airs 3 Concert Louis Xiii Par Les 24 Viollons Et Les 12 Grand Hautbois De Plusieurs Airs Choisy De Differens Ballets 1627 4 Ballet Des Nations 5 Ballet Du Roy Des Festes De Baccus 1651

Author : David J. Buch
ISBN : 0945193335
Genre : Music
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David Buch's informative volume is the first modern study edition and commentary dealing with almost all of the surviving French five-part scores of dance music from the ballets de cour 1575-1651. These full scores are especiall y important since most ballets from this time are preserved only in two-part readings (melody and bass). The exception here is a newly-created five-part score for the Ballet des Nations based on an original two-part setting. Also included are the six Allemandes from 1575 to ca. 1600 a Ballet cheval of 1615 a selection of miscellaneous Entres from several ballets prepared for the Concert Louis XIII par les Viollons et lest 12 Grands hautbois of 1627 and Philidor's five-part reading of seventeen Entres from the Ballet du Roy des Festes de Baccus of 1651.
Category: Music

The Great Nijinsky

Author : Lynn Curlee
ISBN : 9781632896391
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon--Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety. With one grand leap off the stage at the 1909 premiere of the Ballets Russes's inaugural season, Nijinsky became an overnight sensation and the century's first superstar, in the days before moving pictures brought popular culture to the masses. Perhaps the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, Nijinsky captured audiences with his sheer animal magnetism and incredible skill. He was also half of the most famous (and openly gay) couple of the Edwardian era: his relationship with Serge Diaghilev, artistic director and architect of the Ballets Russes, pushed boundaries in a time when homosexuality and bisexuality were rarely discussed. Nijinsky's life was tumultuous--after marrying a female groupie he hardly knew, he was kicked out of the Ballets Russes and placed under house arrest during World War I. Unable to work as he once did, his mental health deteriorated, and he spent three decades in and out of institutions. Biographical narrative is interspersed with spotlights on the ballets the dancer popularized: classic masterworks such as Afternoon of a Faun, The Firebird, and of course, the shockingly original Rite of Spring, which caused the audience to riot at its premiere. Illustrated with elegant, intimate portraits as well as archival art and photographs.
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Ballet In Western Culture

Author : Carol Lee
ISBN : 0415942578
Genre : Performing Arts
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A history of the development of ballet from the origins of dance through the 20th century.
Category: Performing Arts

Discovering Dance

Author : Kassing, Gayle
ISBN : 9781450468862
Genre : Performing Arts
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Discovering Dance opens up a world of opportunities for high school students who have little or no dance experience. The text, available in print and electronic forms, helps students understand the fundamentals of creating, performing, analyzing, understanding, responding to, connecting with, and evaluating dance in its various genres. It meets national and state dance education standards and addresses 21st-century learning goals. As such, it offers a complete introductory dance curriculum with the flexibility of being used for one or more years of instruction.
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The Joffrey Ballet School S Book Of Ballet Fit

Author : Allison Kyle Leopold
ISBN : 9781429964517
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The world-renowned Joffrey Ballet School makes the art and joy of ballet available to everyone. Let Dena Simone Moss and Allison Kyle Leopold teach you everything you need to know to get in shape, beautifully sculpt your body, and truly appreciate the art of ballet. They'll let you in on all their secrets, including: -A demystifying explanation of ballet terms and positions -Tips on finding the right instructor and studio-and feeling comfortable once you're there -Hints on ballet attire-including finding, choosing, and tying pointe shoes -An exhaustive directory of where to find ballet publications, audio and videotapes, books, dance wear, schools, and studios. Perfect for the beginner and the veteran balletomane, The Joffrey Ballet School's Ballet-Fit offers an inside glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful world of ballet.
Category: Health & Fitness

History Of Art

Author : Horst Woldemar Janson
ISBN : 0131828959
Genre : Art
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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.
Category: Art

Ballet 101

Author : Robert Greskovic
ISBN : 0879103256
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents a look at the world of dance; an analysis of ballet movement, music, and history; a close-up look at popular ballets; and a host of performance tips.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance As Text

Author : Mark Franko
ISBN : 0521433924
Genre : Music
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Franko's analysis blends archival research with critical and cultural theory in order to resituate the burlesque tradition in its politically volatile context. Dance as Text thus provides a picture of the complex theoretical underpinnings of composite spectacle, the ideological tensions underlying experiments with autonomous dance, and finally, the subversiveness of Moliere's use of court ballet traditions.
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The Works Of Monsieur Noverre Translated From The French

Author : Michael Burden
ISBN : 1576472159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By going into print, the ballet master, dancer, and writer on dance, Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), helped to set the tone for major reforms in theatrical dance and furthered the development of a style of dramatic pantomime-ballet which would become known as ballet d'action. His dancing style and his ballets were taken up by some of his pupils, several of whom became leading choreographers in their own right, and thereby increased the impact of Noverre's work during and after his lifetime. His major publication, Lettres sur la danse, is a key text which is the primary reason for interest in Noverre today, and its first English translation, The Works of Monsieur Noverre translated from the French, which appeared in 1782, is the focus of this volume. Lettres sur la danse was completed in the autumn of 1759, with a publication date of 1760, and appeared in numerous editions including those of Vienna (1767), Amsterdam (1787), St Petersburg (1803-4), and Paris (1807). The text, which is presented as near as is possible to its 18th-century form, is accompanied by an introduction and commentary, and by eight illustrated essays by dance historians and musicologists, which shed light on aspects of Noverre's career, and on the development of his theories.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Music Discipline And Arms In Early Modern France

Author : Kate van Orden
ISBN : 0226849767
Genre : History
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Examines noble education in the arts to show how music contributed to cultural and social transformation in early modern French society. Van Orden constructs a fresh account of music's importance in promoting the absolutism that the French monarchy would fully embrace under Louis XIV, uncovering many hitherto unpublished ballets and royal ceremonial performances. The great pressure on French noblemen to take up the life of the warrior gave rise to bellicose art forms such as sword dances and equestrian ballets.
Category: History

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

The Romantic Ballet In Paris

Author : Ivor Forbes Guest
ISBN : 1852731192
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents the stars of the Romantic ballet, as well as the choreographers, composers, designers and balletomanes of the first half of the nineteenth century. This study is suitable for serious followers of ballet.
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France And The Americas

Author : Bill Marshall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120928812
Genre : History
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A unique, multidisciplinary encyclopedia covering the impacts that French and American politics, foreign policy, and culture have had on shaping each country's identity. From 17th-century fur traders in Canada to 21st-century peacekeepers in Haiti, from France's decisive role in the Revolutionary War leading to the creation of the United States to recent disagreements over Iraq, France and the Americas charts the history of the inextricable links between France and the nations of the Americas. This comprehensive survey features an incisive introduction and a chronology of key events, spanning 400 years of France's transatlantic relations. Students of many disciplines, as well as the lay reader, will appreciate this comprehensive survey, which traces the common themes of both French policy, language, and influence throughout the Americas and the wide-ranging transatlantic influences on contemporary France. * Approximately 730 cross-referenced entries covering events and themes spanning 400 years of French influence in the Americas, from Canada to Guiana * Extensive bibliographies, over 80 illustrations, and essays from leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic * Draws heavily on primary sources as well as the latest monographs and journal articles
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Legacies Of Twentieth Century Dance

Author : Lynn Garafola
ISBN : 0819566748
Genre : Performing Arts
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Selected writings illuminate a century of international dance.
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