Agnes de Mille (Women in the Arts Series)серия :Women in the by Judy L. Hasday

By Judy L. Hasday

История из серии (Женщины в искусстве) Агнес де Милль , очарованная талантом Анны Павловой,решила стать балериной.Awestruck by means of a functionality of the nice Anna Pavlova, Agnes de Mille resolved to develop into a dancer. different participants of her relatives have been confirmed within the theater -- her father a revered playwright, her uncle a legend in movie. however the de Mille identify, notwithstanding notable, used to be dead on the planet of dance. whilst she eventually did commence classes in ballet, she came across she was once older than the others and lacked a ballerinas determine. yet she continued, crossing the globe for fourteen years to gain her dream. whilst her step forward got here ultimately, it used to be via choreography. She mixed classical ballet with American people tradition within the ground-breaking Rodeo. With the luck of Rodeo, de Mille turned the queen of Broadway, choreographing such hits as Oklahoma!, Carousel, Brigadoon, and gents want Blondes. She is commemorated for her paintings as a innovative choreographer and a performers suggest. i need one observe on my tombstone, she as soon as stated -- dancer.

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The book would go on to become a classic, but it was still quite a while before their living situation improved. For a time Henry took a job at a New York newspaper, leaving Annie alone in San CECIL B. DE MILLE is name on a movie theater marquee was as big a draw H as many of the stars who appeared in his films. To his generation, Cecil B. de Mille was the quintessential producer/ director. He fit the image exactly: He wore puttees, or leather leggings secured by a strap or catch or by laces, and a beret, and he liked to have on hand the tools of his profession — a megaphone, a viewfinder (for use in choosing a camera lens), and a light meter.

The class Agnes enjoyed the most was pantomime. She especially liked dancing and idolized Geraldine Ferrar, desperately wanting to be like her and act in the movies. Despite the fact that making motion pictures was a family business, a career in acting or dancing was not what William had in mind for his elder daughter. Agnes’s life was instead filled with more “acceptable” activities like French lessons, piano lessons, swimming lessons, tennis, homework, painting, sewing, listening to music, reading—everything but acting and dancing.

Dug seemed more interested in seeing Agnes dance than in dating Margaret. After seeing one of her amateur shows at the Friday Morning Club, Dug was convinced that Agnes was no amateur. Soon Dug and Agnes became kindred spirits — able to talk endlessly about theater, acting, and dance. He often encouraged her to leave school and start a professional career in dance, telling her she was a great performer and had a duty to follow her calling. De Mille wrote of his effect on her resolve: “No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.

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