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Spartacus

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/9780300207637.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes “Spartacus”. This ballet by Yakobson is considered to be almost autobiographical in content. The ballet portrays the heroic struggle of Spartacus in a slave revolt. It ... More


Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Joel Lobenthal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Alla Osipenko is one of history’s greatest ballerinas, a courageous rebel who paid the price for speaking truth to the Soviet state. At Leningrad’s Kirov Ballet, Osipenko’s lines, shapes, and ... More


Introduction

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Introduction introduces Alla Osipenko, reviews her career, her attributes as a dancer in the Kirov Ballet, her position in the vanguard of modern Soviet choreography, her participation in the ... More


Repercussions in London

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance

After Nureyev’s defection, the Kirov Ballet opened as scheduled at the Royal Opera House in London, but Osipenko found herself largely under quarantine when she was not on stage. However, she enjoyed ... More


First Love

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

As a teenager, Osipenko fell in love with young film director Vladimir Nahumov. In the fall of 1950, age eighteen, Osipenko joined the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad. Together with the Bolshoi in Moscow, ... More


World at War

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Osipenko was admitted to the state ballet school in Leningrad immediately before the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. Together with her mother, she was evacuated to Perm in the Ural ... More


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