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George Balanchine, Liidia Ivanova, and Revolution

Monday, July 29, 2013

Elizabeth Kendall tells the story of two key figures in Russian ballet: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend and extraordinary ballerina Liidia (Lidochka) Ivanova. Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer traces the lives and friendship of these two dancers from just before the 1917 Russian Revolution to Balanchine's escape from Russia in 1924, and sheds new light on a crucial point in the history of ballet.

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Elizabeth Kendall

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