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Allen, Samantha

Overview
Works: 58 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 37 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Children's films  Animated films  Fantasy films  Television musicals  Filmed musicals  Television adaptations  Televised operas 
Roles: Dancer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Samantha Allen
Publications by Samantha Allen
Most widely held works by Samantha Allen
Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Contemporary adaptation of the fairy tale
New York City Ballet : [Program ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Emerging choreographers and performers concert at Minor Latham Playhouse : April 28, 2006 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
West Side story suite [excerpts] piano dress rehearsal with singers ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean Pierre Frohlich, directs a dress rehearsal of West Side story suite. This tape covers the very end of the piece, the Somewhere ballet. Substantial content ends at nine minutes. The remainder of the tape contains footage of the stage with adjustments to lighting and scenery
Barnard Dances at Miller, March 31, 2006 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Barnard Dances at Miller, March 30, 2006 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
West Side story suite orchestra dress rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean Pierre Frohlich, directs a dress rehearsal of West Side story suite. The rehearsal consists of a complete run-through, with many interruptions and repetitions. Robbins gives corrections relating to the music and staging. At 16 min. into the second disc, there is a fifteen-minute break, during which Robbins works on stage with dancers. At other times Robbins speaks from off-camera. On the third disc, after the run-through, there is a brief rehearsal of a section from Robbins's ballet The four seasons: Christopher Wheeldon, James Fayette, Russell Kaiser and Alexander Ritter rehearse the male quartet from the Spring section. Nikolaj Hübbe rehearses the vocal for Cool, and guest singers rehearse the vocals for Somewhere
West Side story suite [excerpts] rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite. At the beginning of the rehearsal, Robbins demonstrates and discusses a possible opening for Something's coming
My opinions and Betsy Babbet's : designed as a beacon light, to guide women to life liberty by Samantha Allen( Book )
1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
West Side story suite [excerpts] rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Victor Castelli and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite
West Side story suite [excerpts] rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Victor Castelli and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite. In this session sections of the ballet are rehearsed by first and second casts and covers
Disney princess syndrome : the effect of Disney movie consumption on romantic relationship beliefs, control, communication, and levels of androgyny and their influence on romantic relationship satisfaction and success by Samantha Allen( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Research indicates that media consumption can have an influence on the way individuals view their romantic relationships, which in turn can influence whether or not a relationship lasts. Certain factors such as a couple's androgyny levels, communication skills, control, and destiny beliefs can contribute to whether or not a couple will remain satisfied in their relationship and whether or not their relationship will remain intact. This research project assessed the extent to which Disney movies play a role in the way individuals view their own romantic relationships and whether or not they have had success in their romantic relationship thus far. Age was also considered to determine which groups are more likely to have been affected by Disney movie consumption
West Side story suite [excerpts] rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Victor Castelli and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite. Robbins speaks to the dancers about the importance of reacting to other performers in the piece
West Side story suite [excerpt] : rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Victor Castelli and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of the Dance in the gym sequence from West Side story suite. There are numerous interruptions and repetitions. Robbins gives corrections to the dancers and discusses the importance of individual characterizations in the ballet
[Without end : artist's book by Samantha Allen( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The 'counterfeit Coin' and Cultural Constructions of Blindness by Samantha Allen( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
As long as blindness has been recorded by sighted writers, it has always stood for something besides an alternative way of life. It was, and in fictional works today, still is used as a metaphor for evil, a means of inspiration, a target of pity--any metaphor that does not directly speak to the truth about the blind as individuals or as a community. Fictional blind characters often evoke a reader's interest not in the character's own personal development but rather in what their blindness exposes about the plot or the lesson to be learned in the story. Society wasand in many ways still is affected by these stories of the blind community based on what messages they pull from sighted works. When compared with an autobiography, written by blind authors, these works expose a much more metaphorical perception of blindness. Despite that many works do this, there are short stories written by sighted writers that actually uncover insecurities and trauma of the sighted and not of the blind. I examined autobiographies by Georgina Kleege and Stephen Kuusisto and short stories "The Blind Man" By D.H. Lawrence and "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver comparatively in an effort to make more pronounced the individualism and independence of the blind
West Side story suite orchestra dress rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean Pierre Frohlich, directs a dress rehearsal of West Side story suite. The first five minutes of the session contain rehearsal of the transitions from Prologue to Something's coming and the opening of the Prologue. A full run-through follows, with extended rehearsal of Cool. After the run-through curtain calls are reheased, and Robbins, on stage, gives corrections and directs further rehearsal of sections from the Prologue, Dance at the gym, and Somewhere ballet. Rob Lorey rehearses the vocal to Something's coming
West Side story suite [excerpts] rehearsal ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite. Robbins speaks to the dancers rehearsing the Prologue about their characters and the context of the scene
Nubians and development : 1960-2014 by Samantha Allen( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Abstract: From the Aswan dams of the early twentieth century to the ambitious "Toshka" project of today, Egyptian Nubians have watched their former land transform under the rubrics of progress, modernization, and development for over one hundred years. While these mega-projects position themselves as necessary for the greater Egyptian good, their tangible effect on the ground is less clear. For Nubians who lost their homes, lands, and traditional livelihood due to resettlement, the price of development is even higher, posing important questions about the real value of these schemes. This thesis project offers a critical look at the concept of development, using the example of Egypt's Nubians to understand how this discourse is written, narrated, and practiced on the ground. By framing development as a discourse - that is, an "interwoven set of languages and practices" - this research engages with scholarship that sees development as "a modernist regime of knowledge and disciplinary power" (Crush, 1991). The discourse of development is a distinctly modern product, embedded in a web of related concepts including poverty, production, the notion of the state, and equality (Sachs, 1992). As the critical literature on development shows, this discourse has a historical context, rooted in twentieth-century interactions between western colonizers and their colonies (Esteva, 1992). Development, as a means to increase productivity while also civilizing colonies, allowed colonizers to contain social and political challenges in the waning years of rule. Beginning in the Nasser period in Egypt, my project demonstrates how post-colonial regimes appropriate the discourse of development for similar aims. As Toby Jones shows in his study of Saudi Arabia, state power over land and resources, and the ability to manipulate those resources at will, goes "hand in hand with the power to determine, govern, and police the territoriality of the nation-state, and thus the sovereignty of the state itself" (Jones, 2010). For Egyptian president Gamal Abdel-Nasser, constructing the Aswan High Dam allowed not only for the control of water and electricity, but also for a bold display of sovereignty in the wake of ongoing British intervention. Building on Michel Foucault's concept of "governmentality," my project shows how increasing state control of land and resources also translated into increased control of populations and people. Drawing from the archives of the 1961-1963 SRC "Nubian Ethnological Survey," this research shows how Egyptian state forces brought Nubians increasingly under the administrative fold of the state, using the language of development and increased state services to obscure the political and social risk of mass displacement. In addition to state-produced development discourses regarding Egypt's Nubians, this project looks at the role of international development organizations in consolidating state authority under the auspices of development. From the Nasser period until today, international development organizations have played an enormous role in dictating the terms of Nubians' relations to the state. Operating under the pretense of rational and unbiased expertise, organizations such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Food Program (WFP), the World Bank, and many others have been able to maintain powerful economic and political stakes in Egypt (Mitchell, 1995). As my research shows, this power often comes at the expense of the "objects" of development, such as Egypt's Nubians. Using the example of several recent development schemes - spearheaded by international organizations - aiming to resettle "Old Nubia" (what is now Lake Nasser and its surrounding environs), this analysis demonstrates how the language of equality and development continues to side-step Nubian demands to return to their former home. This research complicates notions of development, emphasizing the over-arching political and economic considerations that dictate its terms. It also presents a picture of how the "objects" of development experience this complex web of languages and practices on the ground, challenging development's inherent claims to progress and improvement. At the same time, this project highlights how Nubians themselves use development discourse as a strategy for making claims to the state. If, as development literature suggests, states use the ostensibly neutral language of development to obscure fundamental social and political issues, is it possible to argue the same for Nubians? Given the deeply politicized nature of the "Nubian issue" in Egyptian society today, this research suggests that Nubians use the language of development as one of many tactics to articulate demands to the state. My project proposes that by co-opting the international language of development, Nubians can advocate their claims using frameworks that avoid modern state insecurities towards minorities and indigenous inhabitants
Toxic harvest : Island farmwomen, health and pesticide use by Samantha Allen( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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