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Author Singer, Toba.

Title Fernando Alonso [electronic resource] : the father of Cuban ballet / Toba Singer.

Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2013.

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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxii, 240 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: Antes (before) -- 1. Always ask why -- 2. Pro-arte musical, Yavorsky, and New York -- 3. Alicia, Fernando, and Laura: giant steps across a changing landscape -- 4. Musicals, Mordkin, Balanchine, and the birth of ballet theatre -- 5. Repertoire, camaraderie, and an étoile -- 6. Challenges and pilgrimages -- 7. Autumn in New York, and a dawning in Havana -- 8. Ballet Theatre, a university of dance, and more . . . -- 9. Ballet Alicia Alonso -- 10. El maestro de maestros, the father of Cuban ballet -- 11. Crafting a curriculum, sculpting a style -- 12. Legends and lessons: Laura and Loipa -- 13. A revolutionary proposal -- 14. Batista's blackmail bid -- 15. The Soviet Union invites the Alonsos -- Part II: Despuis (after) -- 16. Cuban revolution triumphs and invests in ballet! -- 17. Constructing ballet schools, extending the revolution -- 18. International recognition abroad, at home, on film, and in print -- 19. Camagüey: the center of gravity shifts -- 20. Reverence -- Part III: Recuerdos (recollections) -- Introduction -- Aurora Bosch -- Carlos Acosta -- Azari Plisetsky -- Ramona de Sáa -- Lázaro Carreño and Yoel Carreño -- Tania Vergara -- Menia Martínez -- René de Cárdenas -- John White -- Lorena Feijóo and Lupe Calzadilla -- Jorge Esquivel -- Lorena Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal -- Donald Saddler -- Grettel Morejón.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Alonso, Fernando, 1914-2013.
Ballet dancers -- Cuba -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780813044026 (alk. paper)
9780813045009 (e-book)

 
    
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