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Making ballet American : modernism before and beyond Balanchine

Author: Andrea Harris
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Oxford studies in dance theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"George Balanchine's arrival in the United States in 1933, it is widely thought, changed the course of ballet history by creating a bold and original neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first successful American manifestation of the art form. This book intervenes in the prevailing historical narrative and rebalances Balanchine's role in dance history by revealing the complex social, cultural, and political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Andrea, author.
Making ballet American
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017033020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Harris
ISBN: 9780199342235 0199342237 9780199342242 0199342245
OCLC Number: 980496076
Description: x, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Modernism and American ballet --
Making ballet 1: Billy the Kid, 1938 --
Lincoln Kirstein's social modernism and the Cultural Front --
Making ballet 2: Rodeo, 1942 --
Edwin Denby's objectivist modernism and the New York School --
Making ballet 3: Western Symphony, 1954 --
The making of an American ballet institution in the Cultural Cold War in Europe --
Conclusion : "We drink the health of the guy that died."
Series Title: Oxford studies in dance theory.
Responsibility: Andrea Harris.

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Situating ballet within twentieth-century modernism, this book brings complexity to the history of George Balanchine's American neoclassicism. It intervenes in the prevailing historical narrative and  Read more...

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Andrea Harris's Making Ballet American is a remarkable tale of two men - Kirstein, the brilliant ballet entrepreneur, and Denby, the poet of dance critics - who, together and separely, championed Read more...

 
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