American Indian Ballerinas
ISBN10: 0806131349 ISBN13: 9780806131344 Contributors: Livingston, Lili C. Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr (T) Published: Mar 1 1999 Pages: 352 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 7.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This is the first authorized biography of four twentieth-century American Indian ballerinas: Maria Tallchief, Rosella Hightower, Marjorie Tallchief, and Yvonne Chouteau. Each grew up in Oklahoma during the 1920s and 1930s and went on to achieve international fame. Lili Cockerille Livingston, who worked with all four ballerinas during her own career as a dancer, draws upon her extensive interviews with the women to bring their stories to life while also shedding new light both on the development of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the now-defunct Harkness Ballet and Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas.