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Maverick Men in Ballet: Rethinking the “Making It Macho” Strategy

Jennifer Fisher

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jennifer Fisher provides a history of the “making it macho” strategy for men often employed in the dance world, which has been a response to the prejudices against ballet men throughout the 20th ... 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


The Soviet Union Invites the Alonsos

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/9780813044026.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

Only the Academy remained, Fernando choreographed Divagaciones, Alicia and Fernando tour USSR, Fernando teaches with Nureyev in class, sees advantages of Russian bravura in men’s work, detained by ... More


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


Menia Martínez

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/9780813044026.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Dance

Having had most of her training via scholarship at the Vaganova Institute, Martínez returned to Cuba to work on special programs there including in theater and television. She emphasizes the ... 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


Why I Did Not Stay in the West

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/9780300088571.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya explains why she would not seek political asylum in the West even if she had the chance and chose to remain in Russia. She witnessed how Americans enjoyed freedom ... More


Nureyev Defects

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/9780190253707.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Osipenko was prominent when the Kirov Ballet made its debut in Paris in 1961, but her behavior made Soviet authorities skittish, particularly her affair with French ballet star Atillio Labis. Young ... More


Swept Off Her Feet

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/9780190253707.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance

Osipenko divorced Nisnevich after meeting Russian actor Gennady Voropayev.She continued to defy Soviet protocol. Together with a number of her colleagues, she spoke out against the Kirov’s artistic ... More


… And Open Slightly

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/9780190253707.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

For the first time since 1961, Osipenko visited the West with the Kirov when it toured Italy in the summer of 1966. Together with colleagues Makarova and Kurgapkina she ventured out freely around ... More


“Grahamized and Americanized”: The Defector Joins the First Lady on the Global Stage

Victoria Phillips

in Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190610364
eISBN:
9780190610395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610364.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Upon Graham’s return to the United States, the State Department declared her a “very valuable asset.” As the “First Lady” of modern dance, Graham had “made a positive contribution to overall ... More


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