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Into the Labyrinth: Kenneth MacMillan and his Ballets

Richard Ralph

in Dance Research

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748635849
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671120 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635849.003.0009
Into the Labyrinth: Kenneth MacMillan and his Ballets

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Please Provide (as in Journal Copy) This study explores the choreographic themes and the emotional and psychic concerns which are so central to the creativity of Kenneth MacMillan. Clement Crisp, who has seen and reviewed MacMillan’s ballets for forty years, from the earliest apprentice works to the final Judas Tree, offers some observations on the nature of MacMillan’s inspiration, on the ideas that fired is imagination and their realisation in dance.

Keywords: H is creativity; choreographic themes; Somnabulum (1953); Judas Tree (1992)

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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