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Nijinsky, Pavlova, Duncan: Three Lives in Dance (Da Capo Paperback)

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Long out of print, the three beautiful volumes contained here offer the modern reader a rare opportunity to see Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, and Isadora Duncan through the eyes of their contemporaries and admirers, and to share the excitement they were causing at the height of their careers. Originally published in conjunction with the Ballet Society, founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the books present essays, reviews, memoirs, photographs, and sketches, many of which are had to find elsewhere. These books are companions to the art of Nijinsky, Pavlova, and Duncan, providing insights that are essential for a complete picture of the dancers achievements.Nijinsky:The six appreciations collected here illuminate Nijinskys genius and character, and thirty pages of photographs portray his every move and gesture with singular fidelity. This book features Edwin Denbys famous essay, ”Notes on Nijinsky Photographs,” as well as an intimate account by Robert Edmond Jones of his collaboration with Nijinsky on ”Til Eulenspiegel,” the dancers last work before the onset of madness.Pavlova: This volume captures the intangible personal qualities that made Anna Pavlova one of the most charismatic ballerinas of all time. An autobiographical sketch, ”Pages of My Life,” reveals her intense striving for perfection. Following this are excerpts from Carl Van Vechtens critique on Pavlovas performance at the Met—the first major study of the Russian dance in the United States. Finally, the brilliant commentary by poet Marianne Moore that accompanies photographs of Pavlova aids the reader to reconstruct the unique nature of Pavlovas style and technique.Isadora Duncan:The career of Isadora Duncan remains, fifty years after her death, one of the indestructible legends of the theater. She is a beacon to women everywhere, to all American dancers, and especially to those who dance solo. Included here are the comments of Carl Van Vechten on the occasion of Isadora Duncans first Carnegie Hall concert. John Martin analyzes her style and contribution to dancing. A poem by Gordon Braig and a memoir by Allan Ross Macdougall, who worked with Duncan, bring the incandescent Isadora to stunning life.

Synopsis:

"Long out of print, the three beautiful volumes contained here offer the modern reader a rare opportunity to see Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, and Isadora Duncan through the eyes of their contemporari"

Synopsis:

"Long out of print, the three beautiful volumes contained here offer the modern reader a rare opportunity to see Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, and Isadora Duncan through the eyes of their contemporari"

Synopsis:

Pavlova: This volume captures the intangible personal qualities that made Anna Pavlova one of the most charismatic ballerinas of all time. An autobiographical sketch, Pages of My Life, reveals her intense striving for perfection. Following this are excerpts from Carl Van Vechtens critique on Pavlovas performance at the Metthe first major study of the Russian dance in the United States. Finally, the brilliant commentary by poet Marianne Moore that accompanies photographs of Pavlova aids the reader to reconstruct the unique nature of Pavlovas style and technique. Isadora Duncan: The career of Isadora Duncan remains, fifty years after her death, one of the indestructible legends of the theater. She is a beacon to women everywhere, to all American dancers, and especially to those who dance solo. Included here are the comments of Carl Van Vechten on the occasion of Isadora Duncans first Carnegie Hall concert. John Martin analyzes her style and contribution to dancing. A poem by Gordon Braig and a memoir by Allan Ross Macdougall, who worked with Duncan, bring the incandescent Isadora to stunning life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306800351
Editor:
Magriel, Paul David,
ed.:
Magriel, Paul David,
Editor:
Magriel, Paul
Author:
Magriel, Paul
ed.:
Magriel, Paul David,
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Dancers
Subject:
Dancers -- Biography.
Subject:
Duncan, Isadora
Subject:
Nijinsky, Waslaw
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 20
Publication Date:
19770331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
7.75 x 6 in 14.9 oz

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"Long out of print, the three beautiful volumes contained here offer the modern reader a rare opportunity to see Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, and Isadora Duncan through the eyes of their contemporari"
"Synopsis" by , "Long out of print, the three beautiful volumes contained here offer the modern reader a rare opportunity to see Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, and Isadora Duncan through the eyes of their contemporari"
"Synopsis" by , Pavlova: This volume captures the intangible personal qualities that made Anna Pavlova one of the most charismatic ballerinas of all time. An autobiographical sketch, Pages of My Life, reveals her intense striving for perfection. Following this are excerpts from Carl Van Vechtens critique on Pavlovas performance at the Metthe first major study of the Russian dance in the United States. Finally, the brilliant commentary by poet Marianne Moore that accompanies photographs of Pavlova aids the reader to reconstruct the unique nature of Pavlovas style and technique. Isadora Duncan: The career of Isadora Duncan remains, fifty years after her death, one of the indestructible legends of the theater. She is a beacon to women everywhere, to all American dancers, and especially to those who dance solo. Included here are the comments of Carl Van Vechten on the occasion of Isadora Duncans first Carnegie Hall concert. John Martin analyzes her style and contribution to dancing. A poem by Gordon Braig and a memoir by Allan Ross Macdougall, who worked with Duncan, bring the incandescent Isadora to stunning life.
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