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Arlene Croce

Arlene Croceis the former dance critic for The New Yorker and the author of The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book.

 (February 2016)

Jimmy Tate, Savion Glover, Baakari Wilder, and Vincent Bingham in Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk, 1996

Tap: Pure and Beautiful

What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing

by Brian Seibert

America Dancing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk

by Megan Pugh

February 25, 2016 issue

Serge Lifar as Apollo and Alexandra Danilova as Terpsichore in Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine’s Apollon musagète, 1928; photograph by Sasha. Arlene Croce writes that this ballet, 
first performed by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, was ‘the supreme example’ 
of neoclassicism, ‘which broke decisively with the past by reimagining it.’

Diaghilev's Great Adventure

Diaghilev: A Life

by Sjeng Scheijen, translated from the Dutch by Jane Hedley-Prôle and S.J. Leinbach

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929

an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 25, 2010–January 9, 2011

January 13, 2011 issue

On ‘Beauty’ Bare

The Sleeping Beauty performed by the Kirov Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, June 28-30, 1999

a ballet choreographed by Marius Petipa, with music by Tchaikovsky,

August 12, 1999 issue

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