Blast at Ballet: A Corrective for the American Audience
128 p. ; 15 x 23 cm.
Pamphlet written by Lincoln Kirstein. Includes the following sections:
PART ONE: OUR BACK DROP I. Introduction II. Three Ages of Modern Ballet 1909-1939
PART TWO: THE GREAT CONSPIRACY I. The Manager's Stake II. Portrait of the Patron III. The Function of the Critic IV. Our Young Dancer's Ideal
PART THREE: PROGRAM AND MANIFESTO I. Basic Principles II. The Organized Audience III. An Alliance of American Ballets
APPENDIX I. The Repertory of the American Ballet Companies: Collaborators and First Performances II. Edward Gordon Craig's Marginal Notes on the "Golden Age" Of Serge de Diaghilev III. A Letter to "Time," Concerning "Orpheus" at the Metropolitan Opera, From Glenway Wescott