A History of Irish Ballet from 1927 to 1963 by Victoria O'Brien

By Victoria O'Brien

This paintings provides a close research of the 5 key ballet organizations that operated in eire among 1927 and 1963: the Abbey Theatre college of Ballet, the Abbey university of Ballet, the Sara Payne college and corporate, the Irish Ballet membership and the nationwide Ballet college and Company.
by way of interpreting a formerly missed measurement of Irish creative lifestyles, this learn goals to supply a better appreciation of a few of the roles that ballet has performed within the improvement of Irish cultural task. It files the wealthy interplay among the various dance artists and pursuits and their collaborators around the whole spectrum of Irish creative endeavour, together with Cecil ffrench Salkeld, F. R. Higgins, Mainie Jellett, Patrick Kavanagh, J. F. Larchet, Louis le Brocquy, Elizabeth Maconchy, Donagh MacDonagh, Brinsley MacNamara, Micheál Mac Laimmóir, Norah McGuinness, A. J. Potter, Lennox Robinson, Michael Bowles, Mary Devenport O’Neill, Anne Yeats and W. B. Yeats.
This publication breaks major new floor for a space within which little released details exists. the writer items jointly study at the colleges and firms from interviews, ballet programmes, playbills, libretti, ratings, memoirs, modern press stories, literary articles and images, to shape a desirable narrative of the under-researched global of Irish ballet.

Show description

Read or Download A History of Irish Ballet from 1927 to 1963 PDF

Best dance books

The Art and Science of Dance Movement Therapy: Life is Dance

The artwork and technological know-how of Dance/Movement remedy deals either a huge figuring out and an in-depth view of ways and the place dance remedy can be utilized to supply swap. The chapters transcend the fundamentals that signify a lot of the literature on dance/movement remedy, and each of the subjects lined bargains a theoretical point of view by way of case studies that emphasize the options utilized in the numerous settings.

Technique of Ballroom Dancing

"First released in 1976 the ebook has been usually up-to-date take into consideration the consequences of style and the passing of time. This variation is not any exception. Over fresh years numerous figures, via utilization and recognition, became a vital part of recent functionality. those figures are integrated during this publication with a standardization of method that may be worthwhile to all dancers.

Second Skin: Josephine Baker & the Modern Surface

Throughout the determine of Josephine Baker, moment pores and skin tells the tale of an unforeseen but enduring intimacy among the discovery of a modernist variety and the theatricalization of black epidermis on the flip of the 20th century. Stepping outdoors of the platitudes surrounding this iconic determine, Anne A.

Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance

Founding father of the Philadelphia Dance corporation (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia tuition of Dance Arts, Joan Myers Brown's own histories mirror the hardships in addition to the advances of African-Americans within the inventive and social advancements of the second one 1/2 the 20 th and the early twenty-first centuries.

Extra info for A History of Irish Ballet from 1927 to 1963

Example text

As mentioned in the previous section, Molière’s The Would-be Gentleman was produced with Sara Patrick’s choreography as The Turkish Suite in January 1929. This was performed with Patrick and six dance students; one of who remembers a particular performance: I was also in Molière’s The Would-be Gentleman, with Barry Fitzgerald. He was in satin knee-britches, white socks, patent leather shoes with a big buckle, and a little velvet jacket. Upstage there were three steps up. He would make his entrance and stand at the top of the three steps.

The Abbey Theatre School of Ballet 39 band) of fered Yeats the use of the home of Ballet Rambert at the Mercury Theatre in London. S. Eliot and Edmund Dulac. A season with Robert Doone was arranged for 1935 with a suggested billing of Yeats’s The Resurrection, The Player Queen and either Fighting the Waves or A Full Moon in March. Sadly, due to complications, these plays were never produced. Yeats wrote three further dance dramas after de Valois resigned: A Full Moon in March (1935), The Herne’s Egg (1935) and his last play, The Death of Cuchulain (1939).

Eliot and Edmund Dulac. A season with Robert Doone was arranged for 1935 with a suggested billing of Yeats’s The Resurrection, The Player Queen and either Fighting the Waves or A Full Moon in March. Sadly, due to complications, these plays were never produced. Yeats wrote three further dance dramas after de Valois resigned: A Full Moon in March (1935), The Herne’s Egg (1935) and his last play, The Death of Cuchulain (1939). Yeats’s fifty years as a dramatist was a period of continual refinement of language and form in trying to realise theatrical ideas.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 35 votes