Subject: Performing Arts / Dance / Classical & Ballet

Subject: Performing Arts / Dance / Classical & Ballet

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Swans of the Kremlin

|9780822962144|Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia| Classical ballet was perhaps the most visible symbol of aristocratic culture and its isolation from the rest of Russian society under the tsars. In the wake of the October Revolution, ballet, like all of the arts, fell under the auspices of the Soviet authorities. In light of these events, many feared that the imperial ballet troupes would be disbanded. Instead, the Soviets attempted to mold the former imperial ballet to suit their revolutionary cultural agenda and employ it to reeducate the masses. As Christina Ezrahi‚Äôs groundbreaking study reveals, they were far from successful in…

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