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Mirrors and Scrims
The Life and Afterlife of Ballet
Marcia B. Siegel

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• List of Illustrations
• Preface
• Introduction
• LEGENDS
• The Rose and the Scimitar
• Le Sacre Reconstructed
• Afternoon of a Legend
• Nijinsky's Crime Against Grace
• Nijinsky in Translation
• When Ballet Leaped into Today

Dance Theater of Harlem's Nijinska
Weddings
Because I Must
Balletomaniacs
Robert Joffrey, 1930-1988
The Hum of the Turbine
MOVABLE CLASSICS
Farm Frolic
Bolshoi Wrap-up
Cabrioles at Dawn
Why We Need the Classics
Shazam!
Danes at the Met
200 Years of Geniality
Kitri's Caboodle
Kirov on Tour
Swamped
Swans Under Glass
Kingdom of the Sweet
• Everyone's Treat

Royal Ballet's Bayadère
Classic in Retrograde
Raymonda Redux
Beautification
Two Tales Retold
POSTLUDE AND PRELUDE
George Balanchine, 1904-1983
Edwin Denby, 1903-1983
Balanchine and Beyond
• The Magic of Mr. B

Couples
Putting a Little Orange in Their Life
Ives and Robbins
Modern Dance versus Classical Ballet
Changing the Guards
Patricia McBride's Farewell
A Ballet's Best Friend
Tragic Tropes and Anti-tropes
Apollonian Ventures
Village of Dancers
Chris and Friends
BALANCHINE DIASPORA
Mozart Violin Concerto
Cotillon
Fable in a Lucite Landscape
• Miami City Ballet

Ur-texts
In Search of Repertory
Guarding the Legacy
Dances Under Glass
Ballet, Big Time
Balanchine at Harvard
Links to a Legacy
Sparkle Plenty
Balanchinian Baubles
• What Bodies Are For

Fateful Journeys
Decoding Balanchine
BALLET IN TRANSIT
Forsythe's Artifact
De Keersmaeker's Elena's Aria
• Maguy Marin's Babel Babel

Forsythe and Marin
Tetley's La Ronde
Morris's Drink to Me
Strangers in the Palace
Too Brief a Fling
Resurfacing
Survival Skills
Planet of Cool
Mind Matters
Lovelyland
Building Blocks
Poets Lost and Found
Dancing Americanness
Evolution/Devolution
Dreaming and Remembrance
A Century in Brief
ON WITH THE SHOW
No Biz Like It
• Post-ballet Performance

Jerome Robbins's Broadway
What They Did for Michael
Razzle
Center Stage
Billy Elliot
• House on Hold

Crash Dancing
Braving the Elements
Hoop Tamer
Zaloomy Toons
Largely Bill Irwin
Clowns in Flight
• Warm with Showers

Apple Pie
Multicult–The Show
Toes on Their Fingers and Drums in Their Heart
Tapstravaganza
Tap Meets Highbrow
• Hearts on Fire, Feet on Ice

RIFFS AND TRANSLATIONS
Portable Traditions
Swan Migrations
Toe Frolic
Trockin' on
Decomposing Sugar Plums and Robot Mice
After-dinner Nuts
Nureyev's Cinderella
Grigorovich's The Golden Age
Anti-balletics
Yo, Jewels!
A Dream Awakes
See it Live
Waking Somewhere Else
Wayward Dancing
Private Domain
Mysterious Histories
Plain Folks' Tales
Reclaiming the Ordinary
Pomo Retro Rite
• Notes
• Index

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