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Finding Balanchine's Lost BalletsExploring the Early Choreography of a Master$
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Elizabeth Kattner

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066646

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066646.001.0001

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The Puzzle’s Picture

The Puzzle’s Picture

Assembling What We Know

(p.60) 4 The Puzzle’s Picture
Finding Balanchine's Lost Ballets

Elizabeth Kattner

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the idea that a lost dance can be approached like a puzzle with missing pieces. A picture can be created with the parts we know, and the reconstructor in charge of dance reconstruction fills in the blanks. The sections of Funeral March for which there are the most textual and photographic information are set on dancers. The studio research on the first Tragic section of the ballet with the dance artists of the Grand Rapids Ballet, as well as the performance of this section are detailed.

Keywords:   Funeral March, Grand Rapids Ballet, dance reconstruction

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