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The True Memoirs of Little K
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Adrienne Sharp
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-26 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Exiled in Paris, tiny, one-hundred-year-old Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs before all that she believes to be true is forgotten. A lifetime ago, she was the vain, ambitious, impossibly charming prima ballerina assoluta of the tsar's Russian Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg. Now, as she looks back
Dancing In Petersburg
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Mathilde Kschessinska
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977-08-21 - Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

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Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Simon Morrison
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-11 - Publisher: Liveright Publishing

In this “incredibly rich” (New York Times) definitive history of the Bolshoi Ballet, visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage. A critical triumph, Simon Morrison’s “sweeping and authoritative” (Guardian) work, Bolshoi Confidential, details the Bolshoi Ballet’s magnificent history from its earliest tumults to recent scandals. On January 17, 2013,
Russia's People of Empire
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Stephen M. Norris, Willard Sunderland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

A fundamental dimension of the Russian historical experience has been the diversity of its people and cultures, religions and languages, landscapes and economies. For six centuries this diversity was contained within the sprawling territories of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, and it persists today in the entwined states
Time and the Dancing Image
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Deborah Jowitt
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-01-01 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"If dance itself is a way of making ideas both visual and visceral, Deborah Jowitt has discovered a literary voice in Time and the Dancing Image in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought, in its relation to theatrical dancing, becomes sensuous."--Sally Banes, Cornell University "The most vivid and immediately accessible serious