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Balanchine and the lost muse : revolution and the making of a choreographer

Author: Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: Oxford : University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Balanchine and the Lost Muse' traces the early lives and friendship of famed choreographer George Balanchine and the extraordinary young ballerina Lidia (Lidochka) Ivanova, from the years just before the 1917 Russian Revolution to Balanchine's escape from Russia in 1924 -- and in the process, sheds new light on a crucial flash point in the histories both of modern ballet and of Russia itself."--Book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Balanchine; Lidiia Ivanova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Kendall
ISBN: 9780199959341 019995934X
OCLC Number: 819136189
Description: xvi, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Maria and Meliton --
Georgi --
Theater School: boys --
Lidochka --
Theater School: girls --
1917 --
Theater School: the hungry years --
The NEP economy --
The Young ballet --
The last year, summer to summer --
Death and life.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Kendall.

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Balanchine and the Lost Muse is a dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet, in the crucial time surrounding the Russian revolution: famed choreographer George Balanchine  Read more...
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Kendall's great success is her illustration of the profound love and devotion of these dancers for their art. Kirkus, The book reads like a detective novel, but has pages of luminous writing about Read more...

 
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