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Aloff, Mindy 1947-

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Works: 193 works in 236 publications in 1 language and 2,642 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Performer, Editor, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: GV1594, 792.8
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Publications by Mindy Aloff
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Most widely held works by Mindy Aloff
Dance anecdotes : stories from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, the ballroom, and modern dance by Mindy Aloff( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
"Many of the stories are amusing, but some are rueful, even sad, and a few are dark. Aloff concludes the volume with an essay about how dancing has been able to record its past, sometimes over centuries, and about how the art of the dancer, apparently as ephemeral in performance as cloud patterns, turns out, when conditions are hospitable, to be much more hardy and resilient than many people suppose." "A glorious promenade of stories that stretch a far back as classical times and as far afield as Japan, India, and Java, this superb collection will be treasured by everyone who loves dance, whether young or old."--Jacket
Leaps in the dark : art and the world by Agnes De Mille( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Leaps in the Dark is a dazzling anthology that includes excerpts from eight of de Mille's ten books now out of print, portions of the unpublished monograph "Russian Journals," and the entirety of her review of the London première of Balanchine's Prodigal Son
Franklin recreates Balanchine choreography ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Frederic Franklin, a former principal dancer of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, teaches five female variations from the company's production of Raymonda, first presented at New York City Center of Music and Drama on March 12, 1946. The first four variations are taught to a group of four women, one of whom then performs the completed variation. To exemplify Balanchine's rethinking of the same music, each variation is followed by a counterpart from one of his later ballets to the Glazounov score: Pas de dix (1955), Raymonda variations (1961), and Cortège hongrois (1973). Variation V was recreated as a male variation in Raymonda variations. An interview with Franklin ends the recording
Hippo in a tutu : dancing in Disney animation by Mindy Aloff( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Discusses the role that dancing and choreography play in various Disney animated shorts and features, analyzing dance in the studios' work using real-life ballerinas and investigating how dance sequences have been made for works such as "Snow White" and "Fantasia."
The unpicturelikeness of Pollock, Soutine and others : selected writings and talks by Louis Finkelstein by Louis Finkelstein( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Jillana coaching excerpts from Liebeslieder walzer ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
On the Nile : poems by Mindy Aloff( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Interview with Frederic Franklin by Frederic Franklin( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cassette 1, side B (ca. 38 min.). Franklin continues speaking about Le baiser de la fée, in particular, Balanchine's staging of the first scene, and the set; more on the revision of the original ending [break in interview]; comments on photographs of the production, including a photograph of himself and Maria Tallchief; speaks about reasons it did not survive in the repertory; Massine's work Le beau Danube: the production he first saw, by the Ballets Russes du Col. de Basil, in 1933 in London, with Alexandra Danilova as the Street dancer and Massine as the Hussar; his first time dancing in the ballet, in 1938; tells an anecdote about dancing the ballet with Danilova; productions of it he has staged, including in 1972 for the Joffrey Ballet; changing the title to Á la Beau Danube for copyright reasons; the set and costumes, and copyright problems with using the original designs; difficulty of the role of the Hussar; his wish that the ballet would be performed more frequently [end of transcript]; discussion of an earlier version with two acts; comments on photographs of the ballet
Naharin's virus (Choreographic work : Naharin) [clippings] ( Article )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Interview with Frederic Franklin by Frederic Franklin( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cassette 23, side B (ca. 38 min.). Franklin continues to speak about Streetcar named desire [created for the Slavenska-Franklin Ballet]; rehearsing the ballet without music; the production's financial problems; performing Streetcar on tour in Japan and in Manila; the heavy financial burdens incurred by Mia Slavenska and Franklin in connection with Streetcar; Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo's performance of Streetcar; encouraging words from Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando; the Harlem Dance Theatre production; comments on photographs of the ballet Streetcar named desire. [Ends abruptly.]
On dance criticism ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An American from Paris ( Article )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Joffrey Ballet] by Mindy Aloff( Article )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Revelations by Mindy Aloff( Article )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Magazine : Anna-Marie Holmes leaves by Mindy Aloff( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Interview with Maria Tallchief by Maria Tallchief( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Begins abruptly.] Maria Tallchief speaks with Mindy Aloff, by telephone, about George Balanchine and the musical comedy Song of Norway, including her speaking part as an understudy for Alexandra Danilova; Balanchine's musicality as the reason she immediately wanted to dance for him; how impressed she was by Mary Ellen Moylan; an anecdote about Balanchine's telling her to learn battement tendu; more on Balanchine's approach to music as expressed in dance; mentions several of the dances in Song of Norway; Balanchine's skill as a director; his never repeating himself in his choreography; his preference for demonstrating rather than speaking; his ballet Orpheus, including an anecdote about the stage curtain; more, in general terms, on some of the dances in Song of Norway; the costumes; various experiences with conductors; very briefly, Where's Charley?; very briefly, the critics' responses to Song of Norway, Where's Charley, The chocolate soldier, and Mr. Strauss goes to Boston and Balanchine's apparent indifference to them; Freddy [Frederic Franklin] and his relationship with Balanchine; steps and movements Balanchine taught her and Nicky [Nicholas] Magallanes
Jennifer Tipton : designing light by Mindy Aloff( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Pages from one life : reflections on the body of work of Selma Jeanne Cohen ; an interview by by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Mindy Aloff American editor, journalist, essayist, and dance critic
Mindy Aloff Amerikaans journaliste
Languages
English (51)
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