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The Resource American Indian ballerinas, by Lili Cockerille Livingston

American Indian ballerinas, by Lili Cockerille Livingston

Label
American Indian ballerinas
Title
American Indian ballerinas
Statement of responsibility
by Lili Cockerille Livingston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first authorized biography of four twentieth-century American Indian ballerinas: Maria Tallchief, Rosella Hightower, Marjorie Tallchief, and Yvonne Chouteau. All raised in Oklahoma during the 1920s and 1930s, these women went on to achieve international fame, each uniquely responsible for changing the image of a ballerina. Lili Cockerille Livingston, who worked with all four of the ballerinas during her own career as a dancer, draws upon her extensive interviews with the women to bring their stories to life. In their own words, they tell about their childhoods in Oklahoma, their early rises to fame, the ups and downs of their personal lives, the challenges of combining marriage and motherhood with a dancing career, and their recent achievements as mentors and teachers of a younger generation of dancers. In tracing the diverse careers of the ballerinas, Livingston fills important gaps in the history of ballet. She sheds new light on the development of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the now-defunct Harkness Ballet and Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas. In addition, she reveals the harshness of touring for dancers, the effect of World War II on the dance world, and revolutionary changes in choreography and training that took place during the women's performing years. Livingston also explores the tribal backgrounds of the women, showing how their rich cultural heritage contributed to their development as artists and their unique performing styles. At the same time she provides a fascinating glimpse into the worlds of the Osage, Choctaw, and Cherokee-Shawnee tribes to which the Tallchief sisters, Hightower, and Chouteau respectively belong
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American Indian ballerinas, by Lili Cockerille Livingston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Regrets -- Childhood: Durwood, Oklahoma, 1920 -- Kansas City, Kansas, 1925 -- Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1938 -- Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1925 -- Hollywood, California, 1930 -- New York, New York, 1942 -- Hollywood, California, 1944 -- Vinita, Oklahoma, 1929 -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1932-1940 -- New York, New York, 1941 -- Performing years: Maria Tallchief: Professional debut -- Balanchine's muse -- New frontiers -- Just rewards -- Home, sweet home -- Rosella Hightower: Professional debut -- War years -- Changing directions -- Marquis de Cuevas -- Company, a home, and a family -- Marjorie Tallchief: Professional debut -- Opportunity knocks -- Victorious in Europe -- Decade of triumph -- Homeward bound -- Yvonne Chouteau: Professional debut -- Child in an adult world -- Center stage -- Guest engagements -- Farewell -- Shaping the future of dance: Dallas, Texas -- Florida via Chicago -- Cannes, France -- At the artistic helm -- Adventure continues -- Chicago, Illinois -- Turmoil in Chicago -- Priorities rule -- Oklahoma via Montevideo, Uruguay -- Changing roles -- Chronologies -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm35121742
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 328 pages
Isbn
9780806131344
Lccn
96032307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American Indian ballerinas, by Lili Cockerille Livingston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Regrets -- Childhood: Durwood, Oklahoma, 1920 -- Kansas City, Kansas, 1925 -- Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1938 -- Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1925 -- Hollywood, California, 1930 -- New York, New York, 1942 -- Hollywood, California, 1944 -- Vinita, Oklahoma, 1929 -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1932-1940 -- New York, New York, 1941 -- Performing years: Maria Tallchief: Professional debut -- Balanchine's muse -- New frontiers -- Just rewards -- Home, sweet home -- Rosella Hightower: Professional debut -- War years -- Changing directions -- Marquis de Cuevas -- Company, a home, and a family -- Marjorie Tallchief: Professional debut -- Opportunity knocks -- Victorious in Europe -- Decade of triumph -- Homeward bound -- Yvonne Chouteau: Professional debut -- Child in an adult world -- Center stage -- Guest engagements -- Farewell -- Shaping the future of dance: Dallas, Texas -- Florida via Chicago -- Cannes, France -- At the artistic helm -- Adventure continues -- Chicago, Illinois -- Turmoil in Chicago -- Priorities rule -- Oklahoma via Montevideo, Uruguay -- Changing roles -- Chronologies -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm35121742
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 328 pages
Isbn
9780806131344
Lccn
96032307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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