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“Ballet Is a Flower”: New York City Ballet’s 1962 Tour of the Soviet Union

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/9780190945107.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 4 analyzes New York City Ballet’s (NYCB’s) 1962 tour of the Soviet Union and the Soviet reception of NYCB choreographer George Balanchine. Previous scholarly accounts have claimed the Soviet ... 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


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