Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/49682
Title:
Writings on Ballet and Music
Authors:
Lopukhov, Fedor
Abstract:
Although little known in the West, Fedor Lopukhov was a leading figure in Russia's dance world for more than sixty years--and an influence on many who became major figures in Western dance, such as George Balanchine. As a choreographer, he staged the first post-revolutionary productions of traditional ballets like Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty as well as avant-garde and experimental works, including Dance Symphony, Bolt, and a highly controversial version of The Nutcracker. This first publication in English of Lopukhov's theoretical writings will give readers a clear understanding of his seminal importance in dance history and illuminate his role in the development of dance as a non-narrative, musically-based form. These writings present the rationale behind Lopukhov’s attempt to develop a ‘symphonic’ ballet that would integrate the formal and expressive elements of dance and music. They also show his finely detailed knowledge of the classical heritage and his creative efforts to transmit major works to future generations. This edition explains not only the making of his own controversial Dance Symphony but also the issues he saw at stake in productions of Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and other key works by Petipa and Fokine. Lopukhov’s writings argue the details of choreographic devices with an unusual degree of precision, and his comments on composers and the musical repertoire used by his predecessors and contemporaries are equally revealing. The book introduction (by Stephanie Jordan) situates these writings within the context of Lopukhov’s life and career and in relation to the theories, aesthetics, and practices of dance in the twentieth century.
Editors:
Jordan, Stephanie
Other Contributors:
Offord, Dorinda
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/49682
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Studies in Dance History
ISBN:
0 299 18270 3
Appears in Collections:
Department of Dance Collection

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dc.contributor.editorJordan, Stephanie-
dc.contributor.otherOfford, Dorinda-
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dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.isbn0 299 18270 3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/49682-
dc.description.abstractAlthough little known in the West, Fedor Lopukhov was a leading figure in Russia's dance world for more than sixty years--and an influence on many who became major figures in Western dance, such as George Balanchine. As a choreographer, he staged the first post-revolutionary productions of traditional ballets like Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty as well as avant-garde and experimental works, including Dance Symphony, Bolt, and a highly controversial version of The Nutcracker. This first publication in English of Lopukhov's theoretical writings will give readers a clear understanding of his seminal importance in dance history and illuminate his role in the development of dance as a non-narrative, musically-based form. These writings present the rationale behind Lopukhov’s attempt to develop a ‘symphonic’ ballet that would integrate the formal and expressive elements of dance and music. They also show his finely detailed knowledge of the classical heritage and his creative efforts to transmit major works to future generations. This edition explains not only the making of his own controversial Dance Symphony but also the issues he saw at stake in productions of Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and other key works by Petipa and Fokine. Lopukhov’s writings argue the details of choreographic devices with an unusual degree of precision, and his comments on composers and the musical repertoire used by his predecessors and contemporaries are equally revealing. The book introduction (by Stephanie Jordan) situates these writings within the context of Lopukhov’s life and career and in relation to the theories, aesthetics, and practices of dance in the twentieth century.en
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dc.subjectRussiaen
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dc.titleWritings on Ballet and Musicen
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