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Author Zeller, Jessica, 1978-
Title Shapes of American ballet : teachers and training before Balanchine / Jessica Zeller.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University, 2016.

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Author Zeller, Jessica, 1978-
Subject Ballet -- United States -- History.
Ballet -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Dance teachers -- United States.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Cover; Titlepage; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Historical Perspectives; 1. Ballet as Migrant: From Italy and Russia to America; 2. Themes of Heterogeneity and Pluralism: Ballet in New York City, 1909-​1934; 3. Ballet in America: Coming of Age in a Market Economy; Part II: Teachers and Training; 4. Ballet's Traditionalists: Malvina Cavallazzi and Luigi Albertieri; 5. Nostalgic Revisionists: Stefano Mascagno and Mikhail Mordkin; 6. Pragmatic Revisionists: Veronine Vestoff, Sonia Serova, and Louis H. Chalif; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary Shapes of American Ballet introduces several lesser-known European and Russian ballet teachers who worked in New York City before Balanchine. Taking into account the effects of America's economic system and the early twentieth century popular stage, this book looks anew at American ballet as derived from multiple influences and lineages.
ISBN 9780190296704 (electronic bk.)
0190296704 (electronic bk.)
9780190296681 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 937368274
Additional Format Print version: Zeller, Jessica, 1978- Shapes of American ballet. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University, 2016 9780190296681 (DLC) 2015041159.

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