Dance Anecdotes: Stories from the Worlds of Ballet, Broadway, the Ballroom, and Modern Dance

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Also by Mindy Aloff Night Lights: Poems ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Towering Figures 1
  • Of Steps and Their Authorship 56
  • Music Makes Me… 60
  • The Rehearsal Room 72
  • Coaches and Teachers 76
  • Hands and Things That Can Fill Them 93
  • Balletomania and Other Thrills 98
  • Inspiration 102
  • Seductions Attempted, Surmised, and Realized 110
  • Critical Lines 116
  • Turning Points 127
  • From Stage to Page 132
  • Fauna 139
  • Scandals 144
  • Touring 148
  • The Theaters 154
  • Costumes, Footgear, and Hair Do's and Don'ts 159
  • Makeup 168
  • Conductors 171
  • Dancing and Related Theatrical Professions 175
  • Dancing and the Movies 179
  • Injuries, Maladies, Misfortunes, and Cures 185
  • On Partnering and Partnerships 193
  • A Mark, a Yen, a Buck, or a Pound 205
  • Sets and Stagecraft 214
  • Big Pictures 218
  • Afterword: a Note on Anecdotes as Ingredients of Dance History 230
  • Bibliography 241
  • Acknowledgments 251
  • Credits 257
  • Index 259
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