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Balanchine : a Biography (84 Edition)

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Written with wit, insight, and candor, Balanchine is a book that will delight lovers of biography as well as those with a special interest in dance. For this edition the author has added a thoughtful yet dramatic account of the working out of Balanchine's legacy, from the making of his controversial will to the present day. The author explores the intriguing legal, financial, and institutional subplots that unfolded after the death of the greatest choreographer of the century, but the central plot of his epilogue is the aesthetic issue: In the absence of their creator, can the ballets retain their wondrous vitality? Taper illuminates the fascinating transmission of Balanchine's masterworks from one generation to another, an unprecented legacy in the history of ballet, that most evanescent of the arts.

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Written with wit, insight, and candor, this updated edition of Balachine is a book that will delight lovers of biography as well as those with a special interest in dance. For this edition the author has added a thoughtful yet dramatic account of the working out of Balachine's legacy, from the making of his controversial will to the present day.

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Bernard Taper is Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520206397
Author:
Taper, Bernard
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Dancers
Subject:
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
With a new epilogue
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
413
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Written with wit, insight, and candor, this updated edition of Balachine is a book that will delight lovers of biography as well as those with a special interest in dance. For this edition the author has added a thoughtful yet dramatic account of the working out of Balachine's legacy, from the making of his controversial will to the present day.
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