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Author Volynskiĭ, A. L., 1863-1926.

Title Ballet's magic kingdom : selected writings on dance in Russia, 1911-1925 / Akim Volynsky ; translated, edited, and with an introduction and notes by Stanley J. Rabinowitz
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale Univ. Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xliii, 288 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""A Note on the Text""; ""Introduction: Akim Volynsky and His Writings on Dance""; ""Part 1. Reviews and Articles""; ""Dance as a Solemn Ritual (1911)""; ""Coppélia (1911)""; ""Tamara Karsavina: The Trial of Damis; The Nutcracker (1911)""; ""Mathilda Kshesinskaya: Swan Lake (1911)""; ""Schumann, Ballet, and Fokine (1912)""; ""Eunice and Chopiniana (1912)""; ""Errors of Creation: On Papillons and Islamey (1912)""; ""The Little Dove: Harlequinade (1912)""; ""The Russian Dance: Die Puppenfee (1912)""; ""Raymonda (1912)""
""Coppélia (1912)""""Vaganova's Variation (1912)""; ""The Tsar Maiden: A New Production of The Little Humpbacked Horse (1912)""; ""A Circle of Immovable Stars: Alexander Gorsky and Mikhail Fokine (1913)""; ""Isadora Duncan: The Last Word (1913)""; ""Anna Pavlova (1913)""; ""Pavlova's Farewell Performance: La Bayad�re (1913)""; ""A Kaleidoscope of Attire: Still More on Konstantin Korovin (1914)""; ""Elegy (1915)""; ""Mikhail Fokine: Some Lines Toward a Polemic (1915)""; ""La Jota Aragonese (1916)""; ""My Miniatures: Swan Lake (1920)""; ""Marius Petipa's La Bayad�re (1922)""
""En Tournant""""The Clock's Chimes""; ""Postscript""; ""Allegro""; ""Leap, Jump, Flight""; ""Earth and Sky""; ""Beats""; ""Sissonne (Sisol)""; ""Entrechat""; ""The Line Upward""; ""Technique""; ""Pas de Basque""; ""Summa summarum""; ""A Bird's-Eye View""; ""Male Dancing: A Synthesis""; ""Acrobatism""; ""The Ballet Master""; ""Myth and Fairy Tale""; ""The Soul's Reserves""; ""The Ballet Libretto""; ""The Danseur""; ""The Corps de Ballet""; ""Mime""; ""Vis medicatrix (Strength, the Healer)""; ""Glossary of Names""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""
""Tamara Karsavina (1924)""""Part 2. The Book of Exaltations: The ABCs of Classical Dance (1925)""; ""Principles of Classical Dance""; ""Choreography""; ""Ballet""; ""Verticality""; ""The Toes""; ""Turnout""; ""Exposing the Essence""; ""Croisé and Effacé""; ""Elevation""; ""The Nature of Classical Dance""; ""The Arms""; ""Music""; ""Features and Forms""; ""Positions""; ""Plié""; ""Battements""; ""Rond de Jambe""; ""The Exercise's Finale""; ""In the Center""; ""Coupé""; ""Gliding Movements""; ""Fouetté""; ""Straight and Crooked Lines""; ""Attitude and Arabesque""; ""Pirouette""
""The End of the Season: Lida Ivanova (1922)""""Two Schools of Classical Dance: Sleeping Beauty (1922)""; ""Stravinsky's Ballets (1922)""; ""The Birth of Apollo (1923)""; ""What Will Ballet Live By? (1923)""; ""A Wretched Housepainter: The Nutcracker (1923)""; ""The Weeping Spirit (1923)""; ""The Innovator: Mikhail Fokine (1923)""; ""Don Quixote (1923)""; ""Classical Attire (1923)""; ""Naked, Barefoot, and Beltless (1923)""; ""Swan Lake: The Swan in Music (1923)""; ""Sleeping Beauty (1923)""; ""Swan Lake: The Swan in Motion (1924)""; ""Lida Ivanova (1924)""; ""Adrienne Lecouvreur (1924)""
Summary <DIV><DIV><DIV><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Akim Volynsky was a Russian literary critic, journalist, and art historian who became Saint Petersburg's liveliest and most prolific ballet critic in the early part of the twentieth century. This book, t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Russian
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Subject Ballet dancers -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Ballet -- Russia (Federation) -- History and criticism.
Ballet -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Rabinowitz, Stanley J.
LC no. 2008020365
ISBN 0300142498 (electronic bk.)
9780300142495 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2008