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

Elizabeth Kendall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This book is a dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend and extraordinary ballerina Liidia ... 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


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


Lidochka

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/9780199959341.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter details Lidia (Lidochka) Ivanova's family background. Her father, Alexander Alexandrovich Ivanov was an officer in the army. Her mother, Alexandra Ivanovna Balashova, was three years ... More


Introduction

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/9780199959341.003.0000
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the May 1920 performance of the ballet, The Magic Flute by two sixteen-year-olds, Georgi Balanchivadze, the future Balanchine, and Lidia ... 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


Theater School: Girls

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/9780199959341.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Lidochka's experiences at the Imperial Theater School. For Lidochka, the regulated life at school may have been a welcome change. In return for leaving a small, obsessive ... More


Theater School: Boys

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/9780199959341.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Balanchine's experiences at the Imperial Theater School. It begins with a brief history of the theater. It then describes the accommodations, routine, and classes attended by ... 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


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


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