By Alex C. Ewing
To many folks, Lucia Chase (1897-1986) was once the yankee Ballet Theatre, and her reign because the queen of yank ballet lasted for greater than 4 decades.
It was once Chase who introduced Nureyev, Bujones, Kirkland, and at last Baryshnikov to ABT. below her management, the corporate labored with such legends as Agnes de Mille, Anthony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp. Her force, ambition, tenacity, and funds saved the doorways open even in the course of the lean years.
A dancer while the corporate made its debut in 1940, she used to be creative director for an exceptional thirty-five years, from 1945 to 1980. Over the process her profession, she acquired a number of honors and awards, together with the U.S. Medal of Freedom, the nation’s optimum civilian honor.
Combining distinct own insights as Chase's son besides event garnered from his personal expert dance and administrative profession, Alex Ewing bargains the definitive tale of 1 of the genuine pioneers on the earth of yankee ballet.
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