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Kavanagh, Julie 1952-

Works: 8 works in 49 publications in 3 languages and 2,678 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Filmed performances  Dance films  Filmed dance  Documentary films  Television specials 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1785.N8, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Julie Kavanagh
Most widely held works by Julie Kavanagh
Nureyev : the life by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive biography of twentieth-century Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, that chronicles his childhood, defection to the West in 1961, and success on the stage
The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Dumas's novel and play La dame aux camélias, Verdi's opera La Traviata, George Cukor's film Camille, and Frederick Ashton's ballet Marguerite and Armand. Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Greta Garbo, Isabelle Huppert, Maria Callas, Anna Netrebko, and Margot Fonteyn are just a few of the actors, singers, and dancers who have portrayed her. Drawing on new research, Julie Kavanagh re-creates the short, intense life of the tall, pale, slender girl who at thirteen fled her brute of a father and Normandy to go to Paris, where she would become one of the grand courtesans of the 1840s. France's national treasure, Alexandre Dumas père, was intrigued by her, his son became her lover, and Franz Liszt, too, fell under her spell. With elegant clothes, a coach, and a grand apartment, she entertained a salon of dandies, writers, and artists. Her death from tuberculosis at 23 became a national tragedy, and her independent and modern spirit has timeless appeal.--From publisher description
Secret muses : the life of Frederick Ashton by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Ashton, one of the greatest choreographers in the history of dance, forever changed the landscape of English ballet, defining what we now know as the English classical style. Julie Kavanagh is the first person to have been given complete access to Ashton's papers, and with Secret Muses she has written a brilliant account of his life and work, from his colorful childhood in Lima to his prolific career as a dancer and choreographer, first with the Ballet Rambert
Rudolf Nureyev : the life by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From his birth on a train in Siberia at the height of Stalin's Terrors, Rudolf Nureyev's life was extraordinary. His career was decided at the age of eight, and nine years later, leaving his Tatar peasant family behind him, he realized his dream of studying at the Kirov's school. This account of Nureyev's Leningrad years focuses on a teacher of genius who moulded the late starter into a star; the guilty affair with his beloved mentor's wife; and the dancer's homosexual rite of passage, a secret liaison with an East German student who was the catalyst behind Nureyev's escape to the West. The 1961 defection was just the beginning. Nureyev spent the rest of his life breaking barriers, reinventing male technique: 'crashing the gates' of modern dance; iconoclastically changing ballet's most hallowed classics; and making dance history by partnering England's prima ballerina assoluta, Margot Fonteyn - a woman twice his age." "This biography, ten years in the making, draws for the first time on private papers, diaries and home-movie footage, and includes reminiscences from colleagues and friends, the closest of whom had hitherto refused to co-operate with any writer."--Jacket
La ragazza delle camelie : vita e leggenda di Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziewczyna która kochała kamelie : życie i legenda Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the story of the famous courtesan who was a muse and mistress to such figures as Alexandre Dumas and Franz Liszt, tracing her upbringing in Normandy and her reinvention in Paris before becoming one of the most adored women in 1840s France
Ashton at 100 : Fred's Steps( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Program includes rehearsals and background information leading up to performance of each choreographic work
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.22 for Nureyev : ... to 0.96 for La ragazza ...)

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