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Fernando Alonso : the Father of Cuban Ballet.

Author: Toba Singer
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written records of Alonso's work are scarce, yet Toba Singer's quest to spotlight his seminal role in the development of the modern ballet canon yields key material: pre-blockade tapes from Lincoln Center, Spanish-language sources from the Museum of Dance in Havana, and interviews with the ballet master himself alongside a broad range of friends, relatives, and collaborators from throughout his long career,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Singer, Toba.
Fernando Alonso : The Father of Cuban Ballet.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2014
Named Person: Fernando Alonso
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toba Singer
ISBN: 9780813045009 0813045002
OCLC Number: 1056056767
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Prologue with Letter from Alicia Alonso --
Acknowledgments --
Part I. Antes (Before) --
1. Always Ask Why --
2. Pro-Arte Musical, Yavorsky, and New York --
3. Alicia, Fernando, and Laura: Giant Steps across a Changing Landscape --
4. Musicals, Mordkin, Balanchine, and the Birth of Ballet Theatre --
5. Repertoire, Camaraderie, and an Étoile --
6. Challenges and Pilgrimages --
7. Autumn in New York, and a Dawning in Havana --
8. Ballet Theatre, a University of Dance, and More ... --
9. Ballet Alicia Alonso --
10. El Maestro de Maestros, the Father of Cuban Ballet --
11. Crafting a Curriculum, Sculpting a Style --
12. Legends and Lessons: Laura and Loipa --
13. A Revolutionary Proposal --
14. Batista's Blackmail Bid --
15. The Soviet Union Invites the Alonsos --
Part II. Después (After) --
16. Cuban Revolution Triumphs-and Invests in Ballet! --
17. Constructing Ballet Schools, Extending the Revolution --
18. International Recognition Abroad, at Home, on Film, and in Print --
19. Camagüey: The Center of Gravity Shifts --
20. Révérence --
Part III. Recuerdos (Recollections) --
Introduction --
Aurora Bosch --
Carlos Acosta --
Azari Plisetsky --
Ramona de Sáa --
Lázaro Carreño and Yoel Carreño --
Tania Vergara --
Menia Martínez --
René de Cárdenas --
John White --
Lorena Feijóo and Lupe Calzadilla --
Jorge Esquivel --
Lorna Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal --
Donald Saddler --
Grettel Morejón --
Appendix A: Dance Magazine Interview --
Appendix B: La danza eterna Interview --
Appendix C: Address to the Assemblée Internationale, Toronto --
Appendix D: Prizes Awarded to Cuban National Ballet Dancers, 1964-1974 --
Appendix E: Selected BNC-Commissioned Repertoire Works, 1959-1974 --
Appendix F: Elementary, Middle Ballet, and National Arts Schools --
Appendix G: Proposal on Ballet. Appendix H: Revolutionary Government Statute to Guarantee National Ballet and Law 812 --
Chronology --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Abstract:

Written records of Alonso's work are scarce, yet Toba Singer's quest to spotlight his seminal role in the development of the modern ballet canon yields key material: pre-blockade tapes from Lincoln Center, Spanish-language sources from the Museum of Dance in Havana, and interviews with the ballet master himself alongside a broad range of friends, relatives, and collaborators from throughout his long career, including his ex-wife, Alicia, a famous ballerina in her own right.

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