Bravura!: Lucia Chase and the American Ballet Theatre by Alex C. Ewing

By Alex C. Ewing

To many of us, 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 was once Chase who introduced Nureyev, Bujones, Kirkland, and at last Baryshnikov to ABT. lower than her management, the corporate labored with such legends as Agnes de Mille, Anthony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp. Her force, ambition, tenacity, and funds stored the doorways open even in the course of the lean years.

A dancer while the corporate made its debut in 1940, she was once inventive director for an exceptional thirty-five years, from 1945 to 1980. Over the process her occupation, she got a number of honors and awards, together with the U.S. Medal of Freedom, the nation’s maximum civilian honor.

Combining designated own insights as Chase's son besides event garnered from his personal specialist dance and administrative profession, Alex Ewing bargains the definitive tale of 1 of the genuine pioneers on the planet of yankee ballet.

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