Under My Wings by Paul Szilard
My Life as an Impresario

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"This book offers terrific insights on countless personalities, including George Balanchine, Lincoln Kirstein, Jerome Robbins, Lucia Chase, Nora Kaye, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Judith Jamison, and Patrick Dupond. As dancer, teacher, and impresario, Paul Szilard met many colorful as well as bitchy characters, all of whom he describes in humorous detail...The impresario reveals the numerous aspects of the immensely talented but troubled Alvin Ailey...Here is a book so full of blunt comments, vast humor, and pathos that it isn't just for the dance world alone. Even the layman will garner knowledge, drama, and entertainment from it." -Jennie Schulman, Back Stage "...a must for balletomanes and dance historians." -Publishers Weekly

About Paul Szilard

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Szilard was a ballet dancer from Hungary. Kaplan has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Published July 1, 2004 by Limelight Editions. 218 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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Szilard, nearing 90, has followed in the impresario tradition of Serge Diaghilev and Sol Hurok, showcasing artists as diverse as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Nora Kaye, Maria Tallchief and Judith Jamison, as he entertainingly relates in this chronicle of backstage intrigue in the dance world from the 195...

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