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Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the Tsars to today

Author: Simon Alexander Morrison
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal. Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia's lengthy artistic legacy and to mirror its neo-imperial ambitions. As renowned musicologist  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Alexander Morrison
ISBN: 9780007576616 0007576617 9780007576630 0007576633
OCLC Number: 961190521
Notes: Originally published in the United States by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. in 2016.
Description: xxix, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The swindling magician --
Napoleon and after --
Fleet as lightning: the career of Ekaterina Sankovskaya --
Imperialism --
After the Bolsheviks --
Censorship --
I, Maya Plisetskaya --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Simon Morrison.

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On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's  Read more...

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