Past Event

Lynn Garafola, “The Post-Romantic Ballet: Spectacle, Virtuosity, and the Italian Ballerina”

September 29, 2008
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Lynn Garafola, Professor at Barnard College, is author of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, and the editor of several books, including The Diaries of Marius Petipa (which she also translated), Of, By, and For the People: Dancing on the Left in the 1930José Limón: An Unfinished Memoir, and The Ballets Russes and Its World. Curator of the New-York Historical Society's exhibition “Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet,” the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' “500 Years of Italian Dance: Treasures from the Cia Fornaroli Collection” (with Patrizia Veroli), and several smaller shows, she is a former Getty Scholar, recipient of fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and National Endowment for the Humanties, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Editor of the acclaimed book series Studies in Dance History, she has written for Dance Magazine, The Nation, Times Literary Supplement, and many other publications.