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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


A Cold War Welcome: The Bolshoi Ballet’s 1959 Tour of the United States

Anne Searcy

in Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190945107
eISBN:
9780190945138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945107.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 1 discusses the Bolshoi Theater’s first tour of the United States in 1959. While the popular response was rapturous, critics were more cautious. They praised the company’s dancers, ... More


Seventy-three Days

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/9780300088571.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her April 1959 tour to America with her ballet family. The entire tour lasted seventy-three days and took Maya's group to the major U.S. cities. On this ... More


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