And what was Frederic Franklin up to while the hornets were buzzing round their
nasty nest? Apparently, he was taking daily class, rehearsing, washing his tights,
glueing on his slippers (sewing elastic on one's shoes was unheard of back ...
Author: Leslie Norton
With a ballet career spanning well over eight decades, legendary dancer Frederic Franklin was one of the twentieth century's great ballet stars. This biography, rich with original interviews, covers his entire career from young dance student in the early 1920s to his most recent position as choreographer with Britain's Royal Ballet in November 2004. Each chapter covers a different period of Franklin's life, including the peak of his performing career as a principal dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, his legendary professional partnership with Alexandra Danilova, and his role in introducing ballet to millions of Americans during World War II.
Frederic Franklin , January 27 , 2001 , with Jack Anderson , February 26 , 2001 ,
and a telephone conversation with Robert Lindgren , April 17 , 2001 ; Frederic
Franklin , “ Frederic Franklin Remembers , " p . 64 . Hurok ' s interest : Harlow ...
Author: Jack Anderson
One of two successor companies to Serge Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1938-1962), founded by Sergei Denham and Leonide Massine, followed Diaghilev's distinctive approach, making the scenic designer a full creative partner in the development of a ballet. Featured in this volume are the designs of 14 artists for 19 premieres commissioned between 1938 and 1944, a period which enjoyed a 'ballet boom' arising from the American public's desire for danced entertainment.
FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating excerpts from Mozartiana (1945), with SONJA
TYVEN and ROBERT LINDGREN Music: Peter Ilich Tschaikovsky Dancers:
Lilyan Vigo [Southern Ballet Theatre], James Fayette [New York City Ballet],
Author: Judy Mitoma
Jews and Latinos have been unlikely partners through tumultuous times. This groundbreaking, eclectic book of readings, edited by Ilan Stavans, whom The Washington Post described as "one of our foremost cultural critics," offers a sideboard of the ups and downs of that partnership. It includes some seventy canonical authors, Jews and non-Jews alike, through whose diverse oeuvre-poetry, fiction, theater, personal and philosophical essays, correspondence, historical documents, and even kitchen recipes-the reader is able to navigate the shifting waters of history, from Spain in the tenth century to the Spanish-speaking Americas and the United States today. The Reader showcases the writings of such notable authors as Solomon ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, Miguel de Cervantes, Henry W. Longfellow, Miguel de Unamuno, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jorge Luis Borges, Jacobo Timerman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ruth Behar, and Ariel Dorfman to name only a few."
Author: David Vaughan
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
This revised edition of Vaughan's seminal work includes a new final chapter and an updated chronology of work. It should be useful for both historians of 20th-century ballet and for lovers of Ashton's work.