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1917

Elizabeth Kendall.

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 6907 words.

This chapter describes the events surrounding the Russian Revolution along with its aftermath. It details how the ongoing political turmoil disrupted life in the city and classes at the...

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1933

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 8346 words.

This chapter revisits how George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein first met and began their collaborative enterprise to found an American ballet company and school in 1933. In addition to...

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1934

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 9002 words.

This chapter chronicles the first public performances by dancers from the School of American Ballet in 1934. Although these performances have been construed as previews prior to the...

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1934–1935

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 9135 words.

This chapter examines the March 1935 performances of the American Ballet at the Adelphi Theater in New York City, the official premiere of the company and its new repertoire. Preparations...

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1935

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 8730 words.

This chapter revisits the circumstances by which the American Ballet became the resident dance company at the Metropolitan Opera in 1935. Many accounts have construed this engagement as a...

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1935–1936

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 9455 words.

This chapter details the activities of the American Ballet during their first year at the Metropolitan Opera as well as the start of Balanchine’s career as a Broadway choreographer. The...

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1936

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 7904 words.

This chapter chronicles the formation and first season of the dance company Ballet Caravan, revealing the troupe’s close ties to the American Ballet and School of American Ballet. Contrary...

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1937

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 8091 words.

In 1937 Balanchine and Kirstein’s collaborative efforts achieved many successes. Balanchine created dances for the Rodgers and Hart musical Babes in Arms, working with a youthful cast that...

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1939–1940

James Steichen.

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 9699 words.

From 1939 to 1940 Balanchine and Kirstein continued their independent activities. Balanchine and Zorina took on additional projects on the stage and screen, including a film adaptation of O...

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“A Colorful Nightmare”

Danielle Robinson.

in Modern Moves

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 7350 words.

Chapter two considers ragtime dancing among European immigrant youth within the contexts of American minstrelsy, African American migration, and European immigration. Based on period sheet...

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