S. HUROK PRESENTS by S. Hurok

S. HUROK PRESENTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This fills in and extends the material from Impressario (Random House, 1946) and brings the story of the dance and ballet up to date. From his first worship of Pavlova, through the careers of the Ballet Theatre and the Sadler's Well Ballet, the years in between brings memories and stories of Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, Mary Wigman, Escudero, Trudi Schoop, Uday Shan-Kar, Argentinita, Katherine Dunham and Martha Graham. There is also recall on the Russian artists and the conflicts which involved de Basil, Massine, Mordkin and the New Ballet Husse de Monte Carlo, as split and split again changes their rosters. From his 34 years of close contact with the personalities, programs, tours and performances, he offers more than a thousand and one nights' entertainment for the dedicated balletomane and serious follower of the dance. Bulky but buoyant professional and personal reminiscences.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1953
Publisher: Hermitage House