New PDF release: Agnes De Mille (Women in the Arts Series)

By Judy L. Hasday

ISBN-10: 0613856260

ISBN-13: 9780613856263

ISBN-10: 0791074579

ISBN-13: 9780791074572

ISBN-10: 0791079511

ISBN-13: 9780791079515

Lines the existence and accomplishments of the dancer and choreographer most sensible recognized for the ballets she created on American topics and for the choreography of the musical Oklahoma..

Show description

Read Online or Download Agnes De Mille (Women in the Arts Series) PDF

Best arts & literature books

New PDF release: Hugo Wolf and the Wagnerian Inheritance

Inspite of starting to be curiosity within the songs of Hugo Wolf, there's nonetheless an absence of great severe dialogue of the character of his achievements. This publication bargains an in-depth examine of his track, together with specific analyses of chosen songs. views from musical research and historical past are introduced jointly to teach how this composer and late-nineteenth-century tune have a much more major function in supporting us to appreciate Wagner's musical and aesthetic impact than has but been learned.

New PDF release: Leonard Warren, American baritone

Leonard Warren used to be the nice American baritone of the center of the 20 th century, and skilled opera journalist Mary Jane Phillips-Matz has ready a close account of his operatic existence, right down to a cautious recounting of Warren’s final hours and mins sooner than he died on level on the Met in the course of a functionality of los angeles forza del destino.

Download e-book for kindle: In Search of Alberto Guerrero by John Beckwith

Composer John Weinzweig might have grew to become a hundred on March eleven, 2013. A 12 months of celebrations starts Friday, March eight at Walter corridor, U of T (7:30pm) curated through Soundstreams inventive Director Lawrence Cherney. See the clicking unencumber for complete info and schedules. Press unencumber for complete information and schedules.

Get L. Bernard Hall: The Man the Art World Forgot PDF

Piecing jointly the attention-grabbing existence and occasions of nationwide Gallery of Victoria director and acclaimed artist L. Bernard corridor for the 1st time, this e-book uncovers Australian art’s such a lot influential administrator and teacher—whose achievements were almost written out of historical past. by no means as conservative as occasionally prompt, corridor got here to Australia for the affection of a girl and stayed for the affection of a gallery, constructing a list of provider unrivalled at the present time.

Extra info for Agnes De Mille (Women in the Arts Series)

Sample text

Suddenly widowed with three children (William was fourteen, Cecil eleven, Agnes barely two) and with no money, forty-year-old Beatrice exploited her love of theater and her knowledge of education to support her family. In an era where a woman’s role was as wife and homemaker, Beatrice again defied convention by opening a school for girls in her home and becoming a playwright agent. With an office on Broadway, Beatrice used her steely determination to break through the male-dominated industry and built an impressive client list by carving out her own niche — representing female playwrights.

Literary guests included novelists Somerset Maugham, Rebecca West, and Michael Arlen. that emphasized the tightening and release of the torso. Initially, audiences rejected the style, finding it jarring and ugly in comparison to the graceful, fluid movements they were accustomed to seeing in ballet performances. Graham was not bothered by this, for she believed her job was to look interesting in her craft — but not necessarily beautiful. Graham firmly made her mark in modern dance in the 1940s, producing a body of works that have been described as “angst-ridden dance dramas — enacted on symbolstrewn sets designed by the sculptor Isamu Noguchi and accompanied by scores commissioned from such noted composers as Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber.

Aspiring artists, writers, Single Taxers, women interested in forming community clubs—they all came through Anna George de Mille’s parlor. Surrounded by a wealth of talent from a variety of disciplines, Agnes received almost constant artistic and intellectual stimulation. The one drawback for Agnes was that it became more difficult for her to find the time and place to practice her ballet without distraction. She also dreaded the lonely, boring practice, made more acute by her feeling that her technical skills had not really improved.

Download PDF sample

Agnes De Mille (Women in the Arts Series) by Judy L. Hasday

by Mark

Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 45 votes