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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


Left Behind

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/9780190253707.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

Osipenko saw the toll of the liberties she had taken in Paris; she was not included when the Kirov made its US debut in September 1961, opening at the Metropolitan Opera and touring the country. This ... More


Resigning

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/9780190253707.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

Less than a year after Makarova’s defection, Osipenko decided to resign from the Kirov in 1971, yet another step in her career of unorthodox upsets to the Soviet cultural establishment.


A New Beginning

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/9780190253707.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Dance

Osipenko and Markovsky joined a small company formed by choreographer Leonid Jacobson, with whom she had worked at the Kirov. It was a significant landmark in Soviet culture, the first dance company ... More


Baryshnikov

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/9780190253707.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Dance

Six months before Baryhnikov’s defection, he directed his own “Creative Evening” at the Kirov, for which he was allowed to choose the repertory and commission new ballets. Osipenko danced with him in ... More


Roaming

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/9780190253707.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Dance

After leaving the Kirov, Osipenko made frequent guest appearances at the Maly theater, where in 1975 a gala was held to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of her professional debut. She and ... More


Boris Eifman

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/9780190253707.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Dance

Once again, Osipenko was central to a venturesome new project: a company established by thirty-year-old Boris Eifman. Eifman wanted to attract young audiences and acknowledged their interest in ... 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


Finding Herself

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/9780190253707.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Returning from her injury, Osipenko made her debut in Swan Lake, a ballet with which she was identified for the next twenty years. This was followed by a breakthrough performance in Boris Fenster’s ... 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


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