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

Author: Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: Oxford : University Press, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print 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. --From the publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: George Balanchine; Lidiia Ivanova; George Balanchine; Lidiia Ivanova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Kendall
ISBN: 9780199959341 019995934X 019022794X 9780190227944
OCLC Number: 913543060
Description: xvi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 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' 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. --From the publisher.

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