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Balanchine the TeacherFundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers

Balanchine the Teacher: Fundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813032528
eISBN:
9780813046310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032528.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Widely regarded as the foremost choreographer of contemporary ballet, George Balanchine was, and continues to be, an institution and major inspiration in the world of dance. This book provides a ... More

Ballet PedagogyThe Art of Teaching

Ballet Pedagogy: The Art of Teaching

Rory Foster

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034591
eISBN:
9780813046297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034591.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

There are many different methods for teaching classical ballet—Bournonville, Vaganova, Cecchetti—the Royal Academy of Dancing being the most widely known. All of these methods are effective tools for ... More

Fernando AlonsoThe Father of Cuban Ballet

Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Toba Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Cuban names we know best are Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the exquisite ballet star, Alicia Alonso. Yet there is another Cuban whose fascinating story has until now been circulated exclusively ... More

Indians and WannabesNative American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

Ann M. Axtmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049113
eISBN:
9780813050010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049113.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Our complex post-millennial world forces us to grapple with issues related to the survival of the earth and its peoples. Acknowledging the critical role of dance in society, this book looks at how ... More

Jazz DanceA History of the Roots and Branches

Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This multi-author textbook provides an in-depth look at the rich and varied history of jazz dance, from its African roots in early American society until today. The book is divided into six main ... More

Making Caribbean DanceContinuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Susanna Sloat

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book tells how Caribbean dance is shaped by cultures mixing Africa and Europe and sometimes Asia in a new world. Many authors are cultural leaders on the islands, while others live elsewhere, ... More

On Stage AloneSoloists and the Modern Dance Canon

On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Soloists ignited the modern dance movement and have continued to renew it. These self-fashioned artists represent the individuality inherent in modernism—the arts movement that arose in the late ... More

On Technique

On Technique

Dean Speer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book provides a look into the careers and teaching philosophies of eighteen of the world's most respected ballet masters, principals, and artistic directors. The author sat down with prominent ... More

Tango Nuevo

Tango Nuevo

Carolyn Merritt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042190
eISBN:
9780813043029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042190.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book examines a controversial topic that has yet to be addressed in the literature on Argentine tango, the most recent incarnation of tango nuevo (new tango) dance. Alternately attributed to ... More

Vaganova TodayThe Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

Catherine Pawlick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036977
eISBN:
9780813043982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036977.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951) is revered as the visionary who first codified the Russian system of classical ballet training. The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, founded on impeccable technique ... More

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