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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


Creation

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/9780190253707.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

At the Kirov in 1957, Osipenko created a leading role in The Stone Flower, a new ballet by young choreographer Yuri Grigorovich to Prokofiev’s’ final ballet score. It seemed radically new and ... More


Untitled

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/9780300088571.003.0047
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her life as a ballerina for the Bolshoi Ballet. Leonid Mikhailovich Lavrovsky was appointed twice as artistic director of the Bolshoi. His peak was ... More


Persecution

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/9780300088571.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya focuses on her experience as a performer under the regime of Nikita Khrushchev, who invited heads of foreign governments at the Bolshoi Theater to watch ballet. In ... More


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