New PDF release: Bravura!: Lucia Chase and the American Ballet Theatre

By Alex C. Ewing

ISBN-10: 0813033764

ISBN-13: 9780813033761

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 decades.

It used to be Chase who introduced Nureyev, Bujones, Kirkland, and at last Baryshnikov to ABT. below her management, the corporate labored with such legends as Agnes de Mille, Anthony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp. Her force, ambition, tenacity, and cash 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 remarkable thirty-five years, from 1945 to 1980. Over the process her occupation, she obtained various honors and awards, together with the U.S. Medal of Freedom, the nation’s maximum civilian honor.

Combining precise own insights as Chase's son besides adventure garnered from his personal expert dance and administrative occupation, Alex Ewing deals the definitive tale of 1 of the real pioneers on the planet of yankee ballet.

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