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The Resource Dance anecdotes : stories from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, the ballroom, and modern dance, Mindy Aloff, (electronic resource)

Dance anecdotes : stories from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, the ballroom, and modern dance, Mindy Aloff, (electronic resource)

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Dance anecdotes : stories from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, the ballroom, and modern dance
Title
Dance anecdotes
Title remainder
stories from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, the ballroom, and modern dance
Statement of responsibility
Mindy Aloff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mindy Aloff, a leading dance critic who has written for "The Nation", "The New Republic", and "The New Yorker", has brought together here a marvelous book of stories by and about dancers - entertaining and informative anecdotes that capture the boundless variety and richness of dance as an art, a tradition, a profession, a pastime, an obsession, a reality, and, for the dancer, an ideal. George Balanchine is here, and so are Fred Astaire, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Savion Glover, Martha Graham, and Lola Montez, and also stars from other arts - such as Akira Kurosawa and Bob Dylan - who have spoken about dancing with wit or illumination. There are stories about Irene and Vernon Castle, Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, Paul Taylor and Mark Morris. We read about the charisma and spontaneity of Anna Pavlova, about the secret to Vaslav Nijinsky's success ("I worked like an ox and I lived like a martyr"), about George Balanchine racing to a union dispute with a bag of dimes. 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 as 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aloff, Mindy
Dewey number
792.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Dance
  • Dancers
Label
Dance anecdotes : stories from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, the ballroom, and modern dance, Mindy Aloff, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm77519056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195054118
Level of compression
unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)77519056
Label
Dance anecdotes : stories from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, the ballroom, and modern dance, Mindy Aloff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm77519056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195054118
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)77519056

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