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Garafola, Lynn

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Before, between, and beyond : three decades of dance writing by Sally Banes( )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Banes has been a preeminent critic and scholar of American contemporary dance, and Before, Between, Beyond spans more than thirty years of her prolific work. Beginning with her first published review and including previously unpublished papers, this
Rethinking the sylph : new perspectives on the Romantic ballet by Lynn Garafola( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José Limón : an unfinished memoir by José Limón( )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Both as a dancer and a choreographer, Jose Limon electrified audiences from the1930s to the 1960s. With his striking looks and charismatic presence, he was American modern dance's first male star. Born in Culiacan, Mexico, in 1908, the eldest of twelve children, he came to the United States when he was seven. In 1928, after a year at UCLA as an art major, he left for New York. Here, he attended his first modern dance concert and discovered his destiny. He spent the 1930s with the Humphrey-Weidman group. Then, in the 1940s, after a stint in the army, and with Doris Humphrey as artistic advisor, he formed one of the outstanding modern dance companies of the postwar era. His greatest works -- The Moor's Pavane, La Malinche, The Traitor, A Choreographic Offering, There is a Time, Missa Brevis -- extolled a humanism that endeared them to audiences the world over. Although Limon died in 1972, all these dances remain in the Limón Dance Company's active repertory. This memoir was commissioned by Wesleyan University Press in the late 1960s. Left unfinished at the time of Limon's death, it stands on its own as a Joycean account of the coming of age of an unusually perceptive dance artist. Limon writes with eloquence of his Mexican childhood. And of the numerous figures he memorializes, from Martha Graham to Jose Covarrubias, none is more luminously evoked than Doris Humphrey, the "goddess," "nymph," and "caryatid" of his life. Sensitively edited by Lynn Garafola, the book includes a complete list of Limón's works, richly informative notes, rare photographs, and a detailed bibliography. This is the single most important book on Limón and a riveting memoir of modern dance during its golden age
Diaghilev's Ballets russes by Lynn Garafola( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of twentieth-century ballet, no company has had so profound and far-reaching an influence as the Ballets Russes. It existed for only twenty years--from 1909 to 1929--but in that brief period it transformed ballet into a vital, modern art. The Ballets Russes created the first of this century's classics: Les Sylphides, Firebird, Petrouchka, L'Après-midi d'un Faune, Le Sacre du Printemps, Parade, Les Noces, Les Biches, Apollo, and Prodigal Son, all of which continue to be performed today. It nurtured many of the century's greatest choreographers--Fokine, Nikinsky, Massine, Nijinska, and Balanchine--and through them influenced the direction of dance to this day. It brokered the century's most remarkable marriages between dance and the other arts, forging partnerships between composers such as Stravinsky, Debussy, Falla, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Satie, painters like Picasso, Bakst, Matisse, Derain, Braque, Gris and Rouault, and poets on the order of Hoffmansthal and Cocteau. From the dancers who passed through its ranks emerged the teachers and ballet masters who continued its work in cities large and small throughout the West. And, as if all this were not enough, the company also created a following for ballet that anticipated today's popular audiences. The era of the Ballets Russes is probably the most chronicled in dance history, yet this book is the first to explain the company as a totality--its art, enterprise, and audience. Taking a fresh look at familiar sources and incorporating fascinating archival material previously unexamined by Diaghilev scholars, Lynn Garafola paints an extraordinary portrait of the Ballets Russes, one that is bound to upset received opinion about the wellsprings and impact of early modernism. She traces the company's origins not only from Diaghilev and his circle but also from Fokine's revolutionary secession within the Russian Imperial Ballet, shows for the first time how the art of the Ballets Russes reflected its status as a complex economic enterprise, and reveals how Diaghilev created an audience that in turn shaped his company's changing identity. It is an amazing story with characters from all walks of life--titans of art, grandes dames of Continental society, anonymous stagehands, long-forgotten dancers, and theater managers from Monte Carlo to Tacoma--and Garafola tells it brilliantly. Anyone interested in our century's dance, music, art, fashion, and cultural history will have to read it
The Ballets russes and its world( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1909-1929) left its mark on virtually every aspect of the fine and performing arts in the West. The artists who worked with the Ballets Russes - among them Stravinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Nijinsky, Prokofiev, and Balanchine - made the company a force in defining the avant-garde in the early part of the century. This illustrated book surveys the dance, art, music, and cultural worlds of the Ballets Russes."--Jacket
Dance for a city : fifty years of the New York City Ballet( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance for a City - produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society - examines the rich history, cultural significance, and continuing accomplishments of America's premier ballet company. Illustrated with a wide range of extraordinary photographs, this collection of essays - edited by dance scholar and exhibition curator Lynn Garafola and historian Eric Foner - takes a new and provocative look at the history of the New York City Ballet, placing it within the context of the city's changing intellectual and cultural life and underscoring its role in the development of a distinctly American aesthetic
Legacies of twentieth-century dance by Lynn Garafola( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynn Garafola has written some of the most infuential historical studies and criticism in the field of dance. Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance is a selection of her essays and reviews that together document the extraordinary transformation of dance, especially ballet, since the early 20th century. Part I, "The Ballet Russes and Beyond," explores the relatively uncharted landscape of French ballet and European art dance in the early 1900s. Part II, "Reconfiguring the Sexes," focuses on women, such as choreographer Bronislava Nijinkska and dancer Ida Rubinstein, as well as phenomena that invite a feminist interpretation, including the feminization of 19th-century ballet and the invisibility of women choreographers in ballet. Part III, "Dance in New York," examines the period when New York became not only the U.S. dance capital but also, by the 1960s, the dance capital of the world. Finally, Part IV, "Staging the Past," deals with issues of memory, reconstruction, and historical neglect
André Levinson on dance : writings from Paris in the twenties by André Levinson( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of, by and for the people : dancing on the Left in the 1930s( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanchine pointework by Suki Schorer( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins of the bolero school( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diaries of Marius Petipa by Marius Petipa( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalí and the ballet : set and costumes for the three-cornered hat by Curtis L Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacré 101 : an anthology on "The Rite of Spring"( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden age of New York City Ballet by Lynn Garafola( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynn Garafola is a dance critic and historian. Her topic is the New York City Ballet from the time it was founded in the 1940's through its most celebrated period when its repertory was dominated by the works of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins
España y los Ballets russes : exposición, Auditorio Manuel de Falla, 17 junio-2 julio by Festival Internacional de Música y Danza( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York, culture capital of the world, 1940-1965 by Leonard Wallock( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanchine pointework by Suki Schorer( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye on dance & the arts( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing Russian ballet's continuity through the work of Petipa, Diaghilev and Lopukhov
Dance. American Art, 1820-1960 by Thomas DeFrantz( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an enduring wellspring of creativity for many artists throughout history, dance has provided a visual language to express such themes as the bonds of community, the allure of the exotic, and the pleasures of the body. This book is the first major investigation of the visual arts related to American dance, offering an unprecedented, interdisciplinary overview of dance-inspired works from 1830 to 1960. Fourteen essays by renowned historians of art and dance analyze the ways dance influenced many of America's most prominent artists, including George Caleb Bingham, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Cecilia Beaux, Isamu Noguchi, Aaron Douglas, Malvina Hoffman, Edward Steichen, Arthur Davies, William Johnson, and Joseph Cornell. The artists did not merely represent dance, they were inspired to think about how Americans move, present themselves to one another, and experience time. Their artwork, in turn, affords insights into the cultural, social, and political moments in which it was created. For some artists, dance informed even the way they applied paint to canvas, carved a sculpture, or framed a photograph.0Richly illustrated, the book includes depictions of Irish-American jigs, African-American cakewalkers, and Spanish-American fandangos, among others, and demonstrates how dance offers a means for communicating through an aesthetic, static form.0Exhibition: Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, USA (20.03-12.06.2016) / Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA (10.07-02.10.2016) / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, USA (22.10.2016-16.01.2017)
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Before, between, and beyond : three decades of dance writing
Rethinking the sylph : new perspectives on the Romantic balletJosé Limón : an unfinished memoirDiaghilev's Ballets russesThe Ballets russes and its worldDance for a city : fifty years of the New York City BalletLegacies of twentieth-century danceAndré Levinson on dance : writings from Paris in the twentiesOf, by and for the people : dancing on the Left in the 1930s
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Lynn Garafola American dance historian and critic

Lynn Garafola Amerikaans historica

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