Hollywood and Ballet, Part Two
Anne Hogan's Fascinating Rhythm
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning
Anne Hogan, Dean of College of Communication and Fine Arts, The University of Memphis
The silver screens of Hollywood have long been enthralled by the elegance and allure of the world of ballet. Anne Hogan will examine films whose narratives center around the working lives of dancers. These include The Red Shoes, about a dancer torn between her love for a man and for her art; Billy Elliott, the coming of age story of a dancer growing up in 1980s UK, and The Turning Point, the story of two dancers starring Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine.
This lecture is part of Anne Hogan's series, Fascinating Rhythm.
Anne Hogan (BA, MA, PhD) is the Director of Education, the Royal Academy of Dance. A former member of the Boston Ballet Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet, Anne holds a BA in English Literature from Harvard University and an MA and PhD in English Literature from Brown University. Prior to joining the Royal Academy of Dance as Director of Education, she was an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education at London Metropolitan University. Anne has taught in the Department of Comparative Literature and was Director of Alumni Relations at The American University of Paris and was previously the Head of Dance Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and Head of Postgraduate Studies and Research at London Contemporary Dance School.
Anne has taught English and Comparative Literature, specializing in Shakespeare in performance as well as both theoretical and studio-based courses, specializing in dance. Her edited publications include Balanchine Then and Now (Sylph Editions and the Arts Arena, 2008) and The Song of the Body: Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing (RAD Enterprises, 2014).