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Dance Historians: Olga Maynard, Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Society of Dance History Scholars

Dance Historians: Olga Maynard, Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Society of Dance History Scholars

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Chapters: Olga Maynard, Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Society of Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research in Dance, Anthony Shay, Selma Jeanne Cohen, Richard Powers, Ingrid Brainard, Deborah Jowitt, Juliet Mcmains, Susan Manning. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Olga Maynard (January 16, 1913 December 26, 1994). Writer and educator on theater arts, author of articles and monographs on dance and dancers. Her published books are on ballet, modern dance, opera and the integration of performing arts into general education. She lectured widely and was active internationally as dance-historian and liberal arts educatoralso as critic, jurist and consultant. She published hundreds of articles, reviewing most of the leading figures and institutions of the dance boom of the mid 1960s into the 1980s, interacting with leading figures and institutions in the arts, notably dance. Olga Maynard in 1943 Born in Belem do Para in the Amazonia part of Brazil, as Myriol Olga Gittens, eldest of six children of Frederick Morton Gittens and Jeanne Arsenne Borde. The family early returned to their home in Port of Spain, Trinidad, of which an ancestor, Pierre-Gustave-Louis Borde, had published a history in 1876. Precociously active in the burgeoning literary and arts scene of that city during the 1930s and 1940s, she published journalism, poetry, fiction and criticism in periodicals, notably the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. She married at nineteen and had four sons with two husbands, including future novelist Leonard Wibberley. She joined Wibberley in New York City in 1943. In New York City she began ballet research as well as a long career as an educational reformer, particularly with regard to integration of theater arts into existing ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=11220840