This is the first authorized biography of four twentieth-century American Indian ballerinas: Maria Tallchief, Rosella Hightower, Marjorie Tallchief, and Yvonne Chouteau. Each grew up in Oklahoma during the 1920s and 1930s and went on to achieve international fame. Lili Cockerille Livingston, who worked with all four ballerinas during her own career as a dancer, draws upon her extensive interviews with the women to bring their stories to life while also shedding new light both on the development of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the now-defunct Harkness Ballet and Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas.
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Lili Cockerille Livingston, who performed with New York City Ballet and was featured in principal roles with both the Harkness and the Joffrey Ballet, is now an independent dance writer living in Tulsa.
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This is not just a beautiful, but also an in depth look at the 5 American Indian ballarinas who transformed the art of ballet from Russian dominance to incredible innovation. The beauty of the writing and the information are unequaled. Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis loved this book as much as I believe everyone else will. Linda Simpson