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Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet

Martha Ullman West


Martha Ullman West illustrates how American ballet developed over the course of the twentieth century from an aesthetic originating in the courts of Europe into a stylistically diverse expression of a democratic culture. West places at center stage two artists who were instrumental to this story: Todd Bolender and Janet Reed. Lifelong friends, Bolender (1914–2006) and Reed (1916–2000) were part of a generation of dancers who navigated the Great Depression, World War II, and the vibrant cultural scene of postwar New York City. They danced in the works of choreographers Lew and Willam Christense ... More

Keywords: American ballet, Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066776
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martha Ullman West, author
Dance Magazine

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