Patron Saints and Guardian Angels?
Posted 13 July 2001 - 10:18 PM
Posted 12 July 2001 - 09:42 PM
Harkness was an interesting case, all I really know about her I learned from the biography of Robert Joffrey and she doesn't come off well. Certainly her break with Joffrey and her ultimate decision to close the Harkness Ballet suggest some one who is more interested in personal gratification than in fowarding either an artist or an art form. Harkness seems like an interesting candidate for a biography.
Posted 13 July 2001 - 04:38 PM
A figure about whom I am curious in the post-Diaghilev Ballet Russe saga is Rene Blum. At least one of the Balanchine biographies mentions that Balanchine thought well of him or, at least, thought he was a person of taste, and was unhappy when "Colonel de Basil" took over, and I believe he was a relation (brother or cousin?) of Leon Blum and spent (or ended?) a part of his life in a concentration camp...In short, a ballet patron who lived more or less at the fulcrum of European history in the 30's. I usually hesitate to write when my memory is so absurdly blurry, but would be very pleased to hear from anyone who knows more.
Posted 12 July 2001 - 09:18 PM
Posted 25 September 2002 - 06:10 AM
Here is a link to the MacArthur Foundation's website: http://www.macfound....002announce.htm
Today the choreographer Liz Lerman, the Director and Founder of Dance Exchange in Tacoma, MD was just awarded a fellowship. She will receive $500,000 over the course of the next five years -with "no strings attached"!
The array of the different kinds recipients is truly astounding.
Thank goodness for these patron saints and guardian angels and for their foresight!
P.S. By the way, this is a very interesting thread - so much information from so many.
Posted 09 October 2002 - 09:33 AM
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