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Carlos Acosta

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

Carlos Acosta speaks about Fernando as a teacher who introduced adolescent boys to the laws of physics in the ballet studio, and while Acosta had little direct contact with Alonso, explains how he ... More


Azari Plisetsky

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Dance

Azari Plisetsky, from a family of Russian actors and dancers who danced with the Bolshoi, joined the BNC after the Alonsos toured the Soviet Union and requested that a dancer from there join the ... More


I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maya Plisetskaya, one of the world's foremost dancers, rose to become a prima ballerina of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet after an early life filled with tragedy and loss. In this memoir, Plisetskaya ... More


My Mother Disappears

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts how her mother suffered after her father's arrest. Maya continued to attend ballet school, performing on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater. She attended all ... More


The Apartment on Shchepkinsky Passage

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her graduation from the ballet school in 1943, her admission into the Bolshoi Theater, her performances there, and her first award. Maya lived in a room of ... More


How I Dressed

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about how she dressed as a ballerina, what she wore, and where and from whom she bought her wardrobe. She reveals that everything she wore was purchased from ... More


What a Person Needs

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her grief and sorrow after the Soviet authorities did not allow her to leave the country until April 1959. She also talks about Spartacus and the Bolshoi ... More


A Lyrical Digression

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0041
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her life, both personal and professional. Her entire bustling life has been characterized by premieres, struggles and conflicts, hassles, frustrations, ... More


The Stalinist Opera Project

Yekaterina Vlasova

in Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the concerted attempts made during the Stalinist era to create a repertory of new Soviet operas on Socialist Realist lines—a project in which the dictator is known to have ... More


My First Year at the Bolshoi Theater

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya describes her life at the Bolshoi Theater, which had just returned from Kuibyshev (now renamed Samara, its original name) when she was taken into the ballet company. ... More


Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange

Anne Searcy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190945107
eISBN:
9780190945138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945107.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

During the Cold War, the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union developed cultural exchange programs, in which they sent performing artists abroad in order to generate goodwill for ... More


Chilling and Thawing:: Cold War Ballet and the Anti-Jewish Campaign

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/9780300207637.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines ballet in the Soviet Union after World War II. Russia had sustained great losses during the war. Minority groups such as the Jews had felt the force of oppression as well. Art ... More


The War

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recalls the first day of World War II which plunged the entire city of Moscow into darkness as the Germans began bombing the city. Maya left the Bolshoi Theater and ... More


Mastering the ABCs of the Theater

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya describes how she learned to be a member of the Bolshoi Theater. The Adolphe Adam ballet, which ran in Leningrad for a long time, was just premiering on the Moscow ... More


Swan Lake

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her experience as a dancer for Swan Lake, a ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This ballet played a major role in her life. She danced it more than 800 ... More


My Injuries, My Healers

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts the injuries she suffered throughout her career as a ballerina. One was a sprained ankle while performing Chopiniana on April 16, 1948, at the Bolshoi ... More


Who'll Get Whom!

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on the difficult times she had under Alexander Vasilyevich Solodovnikov, who replaced Fedor Pimenovich Bondarenko as director of the Bolshoi Theater in May ... More


Stalin's Birthday

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her experience dancing in front of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin on the occasion of his seventieth birthday on December 21, 1949. The Bolshoi Theater invited ... More


I Dance in Don Quixote, I Dance in Golovanov's Opera

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her performances in Don Quixote and Khovanshchina. She also recalls the time she asked for a pay raise as a ballerina for the Bolshoi Theater but her ... More


Life on the Road and the End of the Stalinist Era

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya focuses on her performances in the theater, especially at concerts. She made hundreds of trips to perform all over Russia, including dancing for the Kharkov Opera ... More


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