By Alex C Ewing
"A publication that are supposed to be learn by means of historians, ballet artists, ballet enthusiasts, and e-book fanatics mostly. it's a interesting tale not just concerning the progress of ballet in the US but in addition of the braveness and endurance of a superb Lady."--Irina Baronova
"It's excessive time the magnetically American tale of Lucia Chase and Ballet Theatre was once instructed. just like the history-making and aptly named corporation she stored, Lucia used to be colourful, bold, and virtually self-destructively determined--an unique consistently in passionate pursuit of the original."--Arthur Laurents
"Lucia Chase, an American unique, is made brilliant on those pages. For over 40 years a lot of ballet within the U.S. rode her coattails, or vice versa--you decide."--Eliot Feld
To many folks, Lucia Chase (1897-1986) was once the yank Ballet Theatre, and her reign because the queen of yank ballet lasted for greater than 4 a long time.
It was once Chase who introduced Nureyev, Bujones, Kirkland, and finally Baryshnikov to ABT. lower than her management, the corporate labored with such legends as Agnes de Mille, Anthony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp. Her force, ambition, tenacity, and funds stored the doorways open even in the course of the lean years.
A dancer while the corporate made its debut in 1940, she used to be creative director for an unheard of thirty-five years, from 1945 to 1980. Over the process her occupation, she obtained a variety of honors and awards, together with the U.S. Medal of Freedom, the nation’s maximum civilian honor.
Combining special own insights as Chase's son besides event garnered from his personal expert dance and administrative occupation, Alex Ewing bargains the definitive tale of 1 of the real pioneers on this planet of yank ballet.
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Bravura!: Lucia Chase and the American Ballet Theatre by Alex C Ewing