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H.P.: A Lost Dance of the Americas

Lynn Garafola

Title:
H.P.: A Lost Dance of the Americas
Author(s):
Garafola, Lynn
Date:
Type:
Chapters (layout features)
Department(s):
Dance (Barnard College)
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Book/Journal Title:
Dance: American art, 1830-1960
Book Author:
Dini, Jane
Publisher:
Detroit Institute of Arts/Yale University Press
Publisher Location:
New Haven
Abstract:
An all but forgotten ballet with music by the Mexican composer Cesar Chavez, designs by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, and choreography by the young American dancemaker Catherine Littlefield, "H.P. (Horse Power)" was produced in Philadelphia in 1932. With its dual imagined communities, Americas of the North and the South, it was a ballet that looked ad sounded both modern and expansively American. As wrote Chavez in the souvenir program, "H.P." represented the "grand ferment of this, our American continent."
Subject(s):
Dance
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
Littlefield, Catherine
H P (Choreographic work : Littlefield, C)
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Lynn Garafola, , H.P.: A Lost Dance of the Americas, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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