Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia

By Ezrahi, Christina

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ISBN
9780822962144
Publisher
Univ. of Pittsburgh


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Reviewed on January 11, 2013  |  E-Originals

Detailed and nuanced, this history looks at the complex and often conflicted relationship between the evolving, postrevolution Soviet regime (1917–68) and ballet, an art form associated with the aristocratic court culture. With a close reading of archival sources available only in Russian, historian Ezrahi chronicles the push and pull between the state, which wanted to dictate the content of ballet for the purpose of indoctrination and education, and committed dancers and choreogra...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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