The Legat Legacy

Mindy Aloff (Redaktør)

The Legat Legacy brings back into print two classic works that offer rare insights into the golden age of Russian ballet. The first, Ballet Russe: Memoirs of Nicolas Legat, takes readers into the last three decades of the Imperial Ballet before the 1917 Russian Revolution. Les mer
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The Legat Legacy brings back into print two classic works that offer rare insights into the golden age of Russian ballet. The first, Ballet Russe: Memoirs of Nicolas Legat, takes readers into the last three decades of the Imperial Ballet before the 1917 Russian Revolution. Written by Nicolas Legat (1869-1937), one of the great creative geniuses of classical ballet, these memoirs recount Legat's experiences as principal dancer before he fled to Europe to escape the Russian Civil War. The book is filled with memorable character descriptions and includes some of Legat's unique, celebrated caricatures.The second, Heritage of a Ballet Master: Nicolas Legat, is a valuable testament to Legat's classroom pedagogy. Assembled by Legat student, professional dancer, and prolific author John Gregory (1914-1996) to showcase the four complete classes that Legat wrote out by hand for his student the ballet star Andre Eglevsky (1917-1977), this book also features several Legat classes remembered by other students. In addition, it contains music for the classes, Legat's drawings, photographs of him in performance, and other archival material. It includes a brief biography of Legat and fascinating remembrances from his former students, among them Alicia Markova and Leonide Massine, and a forward by Alexandra Danilova. Marked by their variety and musicality, Legat's teachings are preserved here for future generations of dancers to discover.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Ballet Russe: Memoirs of Nicolas LegatForeword
1. Whence Came the 'Russian School'?
2. The Men Who Made the Russian School
3. The Making of a Dancer and Ballet Master
4. Theatrical Memoirs
5. The Class of Perfection
Appendix 1. Anna Pavlova: A Tribute
Appendix 2. List of Ballets in Which Nicolas Legat Appeared
Appendix 3. List of Ballets Produced by Nicolas Legat
Heritage of a Ballet Master: Nicolas Legat
Foreword
Part I. Nicolas Legat: 1869-1937
A Remembrance of Nicolas Legat
A Biographical Sketch
A Sentimental Poem
Legat's Genius: Tributes from Leading Dancers and Pupils
Part II. Seven Classes by Nicolas Legat
Introduction to the Classes
Four Classes Written by Nicolas Legat for Andre Eglevsky
Class Remembered by Alan Carter
Class Remembered by Barbara Gregory
Class Remembered by Cleo Nordi
Part III. Appendixes
Appendix 1. The Secret of the Pirouette
Appendix 2. Class Music

Om forfatteren

Mindy Aloff is a dance writer based in New York. She is the editor of Dance in America: A Reader's Anthology and Agnes de Mille's Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World.