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The grotesque dancer on the eighteenth-century stage : Gennaro Magri and his world / edited by Rebecca Harris-Warrick and Bruce Alan Brown.

Title
The grotesque dancer on the eighteenth-century stage : Gennaro Magri and his world / edited by Rebecca Harris-Warrick and Bruce Alan Brown.
Publication
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2005.

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Additional Authors
  • Harris-Warrick, Rebecca.
  • Brown, Bruce Alan.
Description
xiv, 383 p. : ill.; 23 cm.
Summary
"The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage examines the theatrical world of the ballerino grottesco, Magri's own career as a dancer in Italy and Vienna, the genre of pantomime ballet as it was practiced by Magri and his colleagues across Europe, the relationships between dance and pantomime in this type of work, the music used to accompany pantomime ballets, and the movement vocabulary of the grotesque dancer. Appendixes contain scenarios from eighteenth-century pantomime ballets, including several of Magri's own devising, an index to the step-vocabulary discussed in Magri's book, and an index of dancers in Italy known to have performed as grotteschi. Illustrations, musical examples, and dance notations also supplement the text."--Jacket.
Series Statement
Studies in dance history
Uniform Title
Studies in dance history (Unnumbered)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographies
  • History
  • Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Note
  • Includes index.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Introduction / Rebecca Harris-Warrick -- Eighteenth-century Italian theatrical ballet : the triumph of the Grotteschi / Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell -- Gennaro Magri : a grotesque dancer on the European stage / Salvatore Bongiovanni with "chronology of Magri's carrer" compiled by Patricia W. Rader -- Magri in Vienna : the apprenticeship of a choreographer / Bruce Alan Brown -- Magri in Naples : defending the Italian dance tradition / Salvatore Bongiovanni -- International elements of dance training in the late eighteenth century / Sandra Noll Hammon -- Magri's Grotteschi / Linda J. Tomko -- The French connection / Rebecca Harris-Warrick and Carol G. Marsh -- Steps, gestures, and expressive dancing : Magri, Ferrère, and John Weaver / Moira Goff -- Putting together a pantomime ballet / Carol G. Marsh and Rebecca Harris-Warrick.
ISBN
0299203549 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2004007796
OCLC
  • 56876054
  • SCSB-12150978
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library