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Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

Janice Ross

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207637
eISBN:
9780300210644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207637.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Everyone has heard of George Balanchine. Few outside Russia know of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchine's contemporary, who remained in Lenin's Russia and survived censorship during the darkest days of ... More


Ballet and Power:: Leonid Yakobson in Soviet Russia

Janice Ross

in Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207637
eISBN:
9780300210644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207637.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines how Yakobson persisted with his art form despite the difficulties he faced. In Russia, dance had always been a sentient medium full of aesthetics and intellectualism. It was ... More


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