The American Debut of Adeline Genée

  title={The American Debut of Adeline Gen{\'e}e},
  author={Camille Hardy},
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. Not since the performance of Fanny Elssler had American audiences seen an exponent of the classical French school of dancing. Trained by her uncle, Genee represented the lyric style of dancing developed in the nineteenth century by Taglioni and Bournonville. Her assessment of the role of the ballerina… Expand