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Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In 1999 the Maryinsky (formerly Kirov) Ballet and Theater in St. Petersburg re-created its 1890 production of Sleeping Beauty. The revival showed the classic work in its original sets and costumes and restored pantomime and choreography that had been eliminated over the past century. Nevertheless, the work proved unexpectedly controversial, with many Russian dance professionals and historians denouncing it. In order  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780300128826 0300128827
OCLC Number: 1013937788
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 19 b/w illus.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
A Note on the Text --
Chapter 1. Genre Trouble --
Chapter 2. Legends of Sleeping Beauty (What Becomes a Legend Most?) --
Chapter 3. Achieving Symphonism (The Soviet Ballet in Theory) --
Chapter 4. Red Auroras (The Soviet Ballet in Practice) --
Chapter 5. Bringing Beauty Back --
Appendix --
Notes --
Works Cited --
Index
Responsibility: Tim Scholl.
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Abstract:

In 1999 the Maryinsky (formerly Kirov) Ballet and Theater in St. Petersburg re-created its 1890 production of Sleeping Beauty. The revival showed the classic work in its original sets and costumes and restored pantomime and choreography that had been eliminated over the past century. Nevertheless, the work proved unexpectedly controversial, with many Russian dance professionals and historians denouncing it. In order to understand how a historically informed performance could be ridiculed by those responsible for writing the history of Russian and Soviet ballet, Tim Scholl discusses the tradition, ideology, and popular legend that have shaped the development of Sleeping Beauty. In the process he provides a history of Russian and Soviet ballet during the twentieth century.A fascinating slice of cultural history, the book will appeal not only to dance historians but also to those interested in the arts and cultural policies of the Soviet and post-Soviet periods.

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