Swan Lake and Stalin

Homans, Jennifer
February 2005
New Republic;2/21/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 6, p21
Focuses on the Kirov Ballet company of Russia. Discussion of the Kirov Ballet's relationship to Russian political history; Popularity of the ballet company among Western audiences; Impact of several dance instructors, including Marius Petipa, Agrippina Vaganova on the development of a unique Russian ballet style; Influence of Communism on the Kirov Ballet; Reviews of several performances by the company; Development of the Kirov Ballet following the decline of Communism in Russia.


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