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Particular Passions: Agnes de Mille (Women of Wisdom) [Kindle Edition]

Lynn Gilbert , Gaylen Moore
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Book Description

The oral biography of Agnes de Mille, who wove storytelling with choreography to usher musical theater into its golden age, and brought renewed respect for and creativity to the field of dance.

Product Details

  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 11 pages
  • Publisher: Lynn Gilbert Inc. (January 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087Q5BEY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,139,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Independent woman in a man's world November 20, 2012
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Before there were feminists, there was Agnes De Mille, an independent courageous woman in a man's world, one of the pioneering figures in modern dance. Along with Balanchine, she began with one (ballet) shoe in Broadway, and another in conventional dance. When theater dancing evolved into something more demanding than a line of shapely chorus girls all stepping together to strict rhythm, Agnes was there to do it better, simply and effectively. Her enormously popular but revolutionary dream ballets, an essential and organic part of telling the story for Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma" and "Carousel," set the language and grammar for every choreographer that followed her. She did the same for the folk-melodies of Aaron Copland, creating truly American ballet that celebrated the natural vigor of a new country. (Since then, there has never been a Western ballet anywhere in the world that in some way doesn't imitate her language.) In this book, Agnes tells her story from the bottom to the top--she came from a theater family that produced the more famous C.B. (DeMille), but she made it on her own. An American saga well told.
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More About the Author

Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Shaped our Times, 1981
with Gaylen Moore, Clarkson Potter

Portraits in Other Publications:

Glimcher, Arnold, Louise Nevelson, 1976
Eubank, Nancy, The Russians in America. 1979
Lerner Publications.
Monroe, Eleanor, Originals: American Women Artists. 1979
Simon and Schuster.
Thalacker, Donald, The Place of Art in the World 1980
of Architecture
Lipmann, Jean, Nevelson's World 1983
Hudson Hill Press
Cover Membership Folder: 1978

The Archives of American Art

Eleven children's portraits in 1977
Invitation to Photography. Popular Photography.

Soho Photo Foundation, NYC Group Exhibit. 1976
Parents Magazine, NYC One Man Show. 1977
Edward Merrin Gallery, NYC One Man Show. 1977
Rockland Center for the Arts, NY State Juried Show. 1978
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY Group Exhibit. 1979

Window Display:

Christies Auction House
5 ft. poster Portrait of Dorothy Miller 2003
Wildenstein Gallery 6 foot portrait of Nevelson 1983
Rizzoli Bookstore Window, 12 portraits, 1981
56th St. and 5th Ave.
B. Dalton Greenwhich Village store 1981
Additional Work 1969-1972

Photographed hundreds of nursery, kindergarten and elementary school children in candid classroom situations at Horace Mann
Nursery Years, Ramaz, and Park Avenue Methodist.
Photographed more than 100 children in their homes
for a series of " Late 20th Century Urban Children in their Own Environment"


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