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Alla Osipenko : beauty and subversion in Soviet ballet

Author: Joel Lobenthal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alla Osipenko is the gripping story of one of history's greatest ballerinas, a courageous rebel who paid the price for speaking truth to the Soviet state. A cast of characters drawn from all sectors of Soviet and post-Perestroika society makes this biography as encyclopedic and encompassing as a great Russian novel"-
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Genre/Form: Biografie
Biography
Named Person: Alla Evgenʹevna Osipenko; Alla Evgenʹevna Osipenko; Alla E Osipenko
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Lobenthal
ISBN: 9780190253707 0190253703 9780190253745 0190253746
OCLC Number: 965123070
Description: 1 Online-Ressource : Illustrationen
Contents: A Storied Family --
2. World at War --
3. Coming of Age --
4. Vaganova --
5. First Love --
6. Sidelined --
7. Finding Herself --
8. Seeing the West --
9. Creation --
10. Her Way --
11. New Roles --
12. Nureyev Defects --
13. Repercussions in London --
14. Left Behind --
15. Swept Off Her Feet --
16. The Gates Close ... --
17 ... And Open Slightly --
18. Staying in the Game --
19. Her Fate --
20. Cleopatra --
21. Return to London --
22. Resigning --
23. Ruptured Achilles --
24. Roaming --
25. Boris Eifman --
26. Letting Go --
27. Maternal Duty --
28. Perestroika --
29. America at Last --
30. Artistic Credo --
31. Home Again --
Index.
Other Titles: Beauty and resistance in Soviet ballet
Responsibility: Joel Lobenthal.

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