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Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

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"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 ...

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Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia
2015, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300207637

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