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The Last Year, Summer to Summer

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter covers various topics including the nature of the Young Ballet as a company; the rising careers and performances of Choura Danilova and Lidochka; the society-wide identity crisis caused ... More


Death and Life

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter begins with details of the motorboat accident that killed Lidia Ivanova as well as the public's reaction to her death. It also considers speculations that her death was not accidental. ... More


1917

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter describes the events surrounding the Russian Revolution along with its aftermath. It details how the ongoing political turmoil disrupted life in the city and classes at the Imperial ... More


Theater School: The Hungry Years

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter describes events from 1918 to 1920. Early 1918 was marked by continued political turmoil and widespread poverty in the city. Georges, almost fourteen, sewed saddles, ran messages for ... More


The NEP Economy

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter focuses on impact of the New Economic Policy (NEP) of the 1920s on Georges, Lidochka, and their classmates. As the new economy took shape, they faced not only money problems but personal ... More


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