- Author : Bernard Taper
- Publisher : Univ of California Press
- File Size : 44,6 Mb
- Release : 08 November 1996
- ISBN : 0520206398
- Page : 482 pages
Summary: Balanchine PDF is a Fantastic Performing Arts book by Bernard Taper. It was published by Univ of California Press on 08 November 1996. This Book has 482 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
Written with wit, insight, and candor, Balanchine is a book that will delight lovers of biography as well as those with a special interest in dance. For this edition the author has added a thoughtful yet dramatic account of the working out of Balanchine's legacy, from the making of his controversial will to the present day. The author explores the intriguing legal, financial, and institutional subplots that unfolded after the death of the greatest choreographer of the century, but the central plot of his epilogue is the aesthetic issue: In the absence of their creator, can the ballets retain their wondrous vitality? Taper illuminates the fascinating transmission of Balanchine's masterworks from one generation to another, an unprecented legacy in the history of ballet, that most evanescent of the arts.