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The romantic ballet in America
Belles and Beaux on Their Toes: Dancing Stars in Young America By Mary Grace Swift. Illustrated, 312 pp. Washington: University Press of America, 1980. $18.75 cloth; $11.25 paperback.
The American Debut of Adeline Genée
Abstract On January 28, 1908, Adeline Genee made her New York debut as the star of The Soul Kiss. This musical was produced by Florenz Ziegfeld and staged by the Broadway veteran, Julian Mitchell.Expand
Visions of Apollo
Akim Volynsky was the pen name of Chaim Leib Flekser (1861– 1926), born in Ukraine to a Jewish family of booksellers. Perhaps a love of books was in his DNA, for he spent his adult life treasuringExpand
Ruth page, an American original
Ruth Page, An Intimate Biography. By John Martin. Illustrated, 342 pp. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1977. $17.50. Page by Page. By Ruth Page. Edited and with an Introduction by Andrew Mark Wentink.Expand
Vera Volkova Revealed
Bessie Clayton: An American Genée
WHEN BESSIE CLAYTON DIED in 1948 at the age of seventy, she was eulogized in the New York Times as "the nation's first born prima ballerina."1 Although she was hardly the first American balletExpand
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Contemporary Views from Vienna
From March 3 to 5, 2005, more than forty speakers, practitioners, and theorists in dance participated in a congress called “Inventory: Dance and Performance.” The meeting was hosted by Vienna’sExpand
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