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Red Auroras (The Soviet Ballet in Practice)

Tim Scholl

in Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099560
eISBN:
9780300128826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099560.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter tracks the history of the modernization of ballet from its Imperial roots. The conservatism of Soviet arts bureaucrats guaranteed the survival of Sleeping Beauty, and also explored the ... 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


Bringing an American Report Card to Russia: American Ballet Theatre’s 1960 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/9780190945107.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 2 analyzes American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT’s) often-overlooked 1960 tour of the Soviet Union. The tour took place under highly fraught circumstances. Ballet was considered a uniquely Russian ... More


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