9780813029139

Writing in the Dark, Dancing in the New Yorker

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    9780813029139

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    0813029139

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-09-26
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
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Summary

The best of America's best writer on dance For twenty-five years, Arlene Croce wasThe New Yorker'sdance critic, a post the magazine created expressly for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays revealed the logic and history of ballet, modern dance, and their postmodern variants to a generation of theatergoers. This volume contains her most significant and provocative pieces-over a fourth of which never appeared in book form-covering classical ballets, the rise of George Balanchine, the careers of Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and Merce Cunningham, and the controversies surrounding many of the twentieth centuryrs"s great dance companies.

Author Biography

From 1973 to 1998, Arlene Croce explored the world of dance for readers of the New Yorker. She is the author of The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book, Afterimages, Sight Lines, and Going to the Dance.

Table of Contents

Writing in the Dark
3(10)
THE SEVENTIES
Joffrey Jazz
13(9)
Ailey and Revelations
22(8)
Cunningham at Westbeth
30(5)
The Blue Glass Goblet, and After
35(10)
Royal Jitters
45(7)
Glimpses of Genius
52(5)
Makarova's Miracle
57(5)
The Two Trockaderos
62(6)
Taylor and Nureyev on Broadway
68(3)
Blind Fate
71(5)
Over the Rainbow
76(5)
New Boy in Town
81(5)
Back to the Forties
86(6)
Farrell and Farrellism
92(6)
Free and More Than Equal
98(6)
Going in Circles
104(7)
American Space
111(4)
It's a Wise Child
115(4)
Congregations, Criticism, and a Classic
119(7)
Separate Worlds
126(8)
An American Giselle
134(4)
The End of the Line
138(9)
Momentous
147(7)
More or Less Terrific
154(6)
Two by Balanchine
160(6)
Home to Bournonville
166(7)
Isadora Alive
173(3)
Baryshnikov's Nutcracker
176(6)
Notes on a Natural Man
182(6)
A Hundred Ways to Make a Dance
188(5)
White Turning Gray
193(3)
The Godmother
196(6)
Prose into Poetry
202(5)
Adagio and Allegro
207(3)
Broadway Downbeat
210(6)
Arts and Sciences and David Gordon
216(4)
On Video, On Tap
220(8)
The Spoken Word
228(5)
Balanchine's Petipa
233(8)
Repertory Dead and Alive
241(9)
Nureyev as Nijinsky, Babilee as Babilee
250(7)
Ballet Alert
257(4)
Blue and White
261(8)
Kylian and His Antecedents
269(7)
Theory and Practice in the Russian Ballet
276(8)
Trooping the Colors at Covent Garden
284(13)
THE EIGHTIES
Swing Street Revisited
297(5)
Doin' the Old Low Down
302(7)
Le Sacre without Ceremony
309(5)
Slowly Then the History of Them Comes Out
314(11)
Heart of Darkness
325(6)
Sub-Balanchine
331(3)
Mythology
334(5)
Harlem's Fokine
339(4)
Think Punk
343(5)
A New Old Giselle
348(6)
Son of Pilobolus
354(5)
Tehaikovsky
359(11)
The Royal at Fifty
370(7)
Connections: Taylor and Tharp
377(8)
The Return of the Shades
385(11)
The Kirov Abroad, Stravinsky at Home
396(14)
Anna Pavlova
410(7)
Ordinary People
417(7)
Theatre as Truth
424(6)
The Legacy
430(9)
Reflections on Glass
439(5)
In Your Face: Home Thoughts from Abroad
444(5)
A Balanchine Triptych
449(8)
Mark Morris Comes to Town
457(6)
Tharp's Sinatra
463(4)
Visualizations
467(5)
Three Elders
472(8)
The Search for Cinderella
480(9)
Life Studies
489(7)
Bad Smells
496(6)
``Giselle, ou La Fille des Bayous''
502(5)
Strangers in the Night
507(3)
Championship Form
510(6)
An American in Paris
516(9)
Double Vision
525(4)
The Fire This Time
529(6)
Tango
535(3)
Hard Facts
538(8)
The Dreamer of the Dream
546(8)
Spanish from Spain
554(5)
Post-Modern Ballets
559(7)
A Dance to Spring
566(7)
Risky Business
573(4)
Zeitgeist
577(8)
The Bolshoi Bows In
585(8)
The Last Waltz
593(5)
Dimming the Lights
598(12)
Crises
610(9)
Sun and Shade
619(6)
Family Secrets
625(10)
THE NINETIES
Classical Values
635(12)
Multicultural Theatre
647(11)
Waking Up The Sleeping Beauty
658(12)
Agnes and Martha
670(15)
Miami's Jewels
685(5)
The Balanchine Show
690(13)
Behind White Oaks
703(5)
Discussing the Undiscussable
708(12)
Our Dancers in the Nineties
720(12)
On Beauty Bare
732(15)
Index 747

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