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The Resource Like a bomb going off : Leonid Yakobson and ballet as resistance in Soviet Russia, Janice Ross ; foreword by Lynn Garafola

Like a bomb going off : Leonid Yakobson and ballet as resistance in Soviet Russia, Janice Ross ; foreword by Lynn Garafola

Label
Like a bomb going off : Leonid Yakobson and ballet as resistance in Soviet Russia
Title
Like a bomb going off
Title remainder
Leonid Yakobson and ballet as resistance in Soviet Russia
Statement of responsibility
Janice Ross ; foreword by Lynn Garafola
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone has heard of George Balanchine. Few outside Russia know of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchine's contemporary, who remained in Lenin's Russia and survived censorship during the darkest days of Stalin. Like Shostakovich, Yakobson suffered for his art and yet managed to create a singular body of revolutionary dances that spoke to the Soviet condition. His work was often considered so culturally explosive that it was described as "like a bomb going off." Based on untapped archival collections of photographs, films, and writings about Yakobson's work in Moscow and St. Petersburg for the Bolshoi and Kirov ballets, as well as interviews with former dancers, family, and audience members, this illuminating and beautifully written biography brings to life a hidden history of artistic resistance in the USSR through this brave artist, who struggled against officially sanctioned anti-Semitism while offering a vista of hope"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Janice
Dewey number
792.8/0947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.I17
LC item number
R67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • I︠A︡kobson, Leonid
  • Choreographers
  • Dancers
  • Ballet
  • Dance
Label
Like a bomb going off : Leonid Yakobson and ballet as resistance in Soviet Russia, Janice Ross ; foreword by Lynn Garafola
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223108721904
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 522 pages
Isbn
9780300207637
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 877370021
  • (OCoLC)877370021
Label
Like a bomb going off : Leonid Yakobson and ballet as resistance in Soviet Russia, Janice Ross ; foreword by Lynn Garafola
Publication
Bar code
31223108721904
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 522 pages
Isbn
9780300207637
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 877370021
  • (OCoLC)877370021

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