This detailed portrait of George Balanchine presents new approaches to his choreography. The book examines Balanchine from diverse perspectives and discusses unexplored aspects of his work, such as the notion of Balanchine as an architect, and his experiments with the African-American dance tradition. The articles complement and reinforce each other, taking interdisciplinary perspectives and encouraging a reexamination of, and expansion of, existing opinions.
Table of Contents
Backlash against Balanchine, R. Copeland; Balanchine and Humphrey - comparing serenade and passacaglia, E. Hofmeister; the architecture of Balanchine, D. Gans; some thoughts on Balanchine and the waltz, H. Doris; Balanchine and the black dance, S. Banes.
Eleni Hofmeister (Edited by)