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The grotesque dancer on the eighteenth-century stage : Gennaro Magri and his world

Author: Rebecca Harris-Warrick; Bruce Alan Brown
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2005.
Series: Studies in dance history (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage examines the theatrical world of the ballerino grottesco, Magri's own career as a dancer in Italy and Vienna, the genre of pantomime ballet as it was practiced by Magri and his colleagues across Europe, the relationships between dance and pantomime in this type of work, the music used to accompany pantomime ballets, and the movement vocabulary of the grotesque  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: Gennaro Magri; Gennaro Magri; Gennaro Magri; Gennaro Magri
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Harris-Warrick; Bruce Alan Brown
ISBN: 0299203549 9780299203542
OCLC Number: 56876054
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Rebecca Harris-Warrick --
Eighteenth-century Italian theatrical ballet : the triumph of the Grotteschi / Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell --
Gennaro Magri : a grotesque dancer on the European stage / Salvatore Bongiovanni with "chronology of Magri's carrer" compiled by Patricia W. Rader --
Magri in Vienna : the apprenticeship of a choreographer / Bruce Alan Brown --
Magri in Naples : defending the Italian dance tradition / Salvatore Bongiovanni --
International elements of dance training in the late eighteenth century / Sandra Noll Hammon --
Magri's Grotteschi / Linda J. Tomko --
The French connection / Rebecca Harris-Warrick and Carol G. Marsh --
Steps, gestures, and expressive dancing : Magri, Ferrère, and John Weaver / Moira Goff --
Putting together a pantomime ballet / Carol G. Marsh and Rebecca Harris-Warrick.
Series Title: Studies in dance history (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca Harris-Warrick and Bruce Alan Brown.
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Italian ballet in the eighteenth century was dominated by dancers trained in the virtuoso style that combined French ballet technique with a vigorous athleticism. This is an investigation of an  Read more...

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