Agnes de Mille (Women in the Arts Series)серия :Women in the by Judy L. Hasday

By Judy L. Hasday

История из серии (Женщины в искусстве) Агнес де Милль , очарованная талантом Анны Павловой,решила стать балериной.Awestruck through a functionality of the good Anna Pavlova, Agnes de Mille resolved to turn into a dancer. different contributors of her kin have been validated within the theater -- her father a revered playwright, her uncle a legend in movie. however the de Mille identify, notwithstanding striking, was once lifeless on this planet of dance. whilst she eventually did commence classes in ballet, she stumbled on she was once older than the others and lacked a ballerinas determine. yet she continued, crossing the globe for fourteen years to achieve her dream. whilst her step forward got here ultimately, it was once via choreography. She mixed classical ballet with American people tradition within the ground-breaking Rodeo. With the good fortune of Rodeo, de Mille grew to become the queen of Broadway, choreographing such hits as Oklahoma!, Carousel, Brigadoon, and gents desire Blondes. She is commemorated for her paintings as a progressive choreographer and a performers recommend. i would like one note on my tombstone, she as soon as stated -- dancer.

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As a senior at UCLA, de Mille met and fell in love with Douglass “Dug” Montgomery, an aspiring actor. Montgomery was captivated by de Mille’s spirit and talent, but he did not return her feelings. Still, they became close friends, and he actively encouraged her professional development over the course of their friendship, which lasted for many years. struggled with many doubts about a future in dance. At nineteen, she was as old as Pavlova had been when she’d made her professional dance debut. Exams had mentally exhausted and drained Agnes.

As Carol Easton writes in No Intermissions, “The divorce was a cataclysmic end to Agnes’s charmed childhood. . ” (49) 63 No One Dances in America 1927 –1932 “We are interested in you,” my theater friends used to say, “because you are more than a dancer. ” But I knew one could not be more than a dancer — being an actress was less. — Agnes de Mille, Dance to the Piper Agnes took the news of her parents’ divorce hard, but it was even harder for Anna to reconcile the breakup. There was another woman in William’s life, one he would eventually marry.

Eventually, she formed her own dance company and toured the world, including the United States, presenting ballet performances including pas de deux (duets) with a partner and a corps de ballet (ensemble). In her solos, Pavlova would portray a bird, a dragonfly, and, of course, her signature swan. Pavlova maintained a hectic and extensive schedule, performing almost to the point of exhaustion, until her death of pneumonia in 1931. Considered a genius by audiences and colleagues alike, Anna Pavlova is credited with popularizing ballet in America, as well as inspiring countless young dancers around the world with her characteristic grace and unique style.

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