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The Christensen brothers : an American dance epic

Author: Debra Hickenlooper Sowell
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, [1998] ©1998
Series: Choreography and dance studies, volume 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sowell, Debra Hickenlooper.
Christensen brothers
(OCoLC)187471219
Named Person: Harold Christensen; William F Christensen; Lew Christensen; Harold Christensen; Lew Christensen; Willam Christensen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Hickenlooper Sowell
ISBN: 9781134422548 1134422547
OCLC Number: 876592175
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 580 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction to the Series; List of Plates; Preface; Prologue; 1 Family Beginnings; 2 Early Training; 3 Life on the Circuit; 4 Willam in Portland; 5 Broadway, Balanchine, and Ballet Caravan; 6 Apollo and Mac: A Greek God and a Working Man's Hero; 7 Willam and the San Francisco Opera Ballet; 8 In the Shadow of War; 9 Ballet Society and Willam's Dream Company; 10 Regrouping; 11 Willam Starts Anew in Salt Lake City; 12 Lew Takes Over the San Francisco Ballet; 13 The Ford Foundation Grants; 14 San Francisco Ballet in the 1960s; 15 Ballet West. 16 Recognition and Transitions17 The Final Years; Appendix A Choreography by Willam Christensen; Appendix B Choreography by Lew Christensen; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Choreography and dance studies, volume 16.
Responsibility: Debra Hickenlooper Sowell.
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This triple biography encompasses the Christensen brothers' Mormon pioneer heritage, the circumstances that led them to enter vaudeville with a ballet act, and the rise and fall, especially in the  Read more...

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