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The Resource Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today, Simon Morrison

Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today, Simon Morrison

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Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today
Title
Bolshoi confidential
Title remainder
secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today
Statement of responsibility
Simon Morrison
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Language
eng
Summary
"On a freezing night in January 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal. The Bolshoi Theater had been a crown jewel during the reign of the tsars and an emblem of Soviet power throughout the twentieth century. The attack and its torrid aftermath underscored the importance of the Bolshoi to the art of ballet, to Russia, and to the world. The acid attack resonated far beyond the world of ballet, both into Russia's political infrastructure and, as renowned musicologist Simon Morrison shows in his tour-de-force account, the very core of the Bolshoi's unparalleled history. With exclusive access to state archives and private sources, Morrison sweeps us through the history of the storied ballet, describing the careers of those onstage as well as off, tracing the political ties that bind the institution to the varying Russian regimes, and detailing the birth of some of the best-loved ballets in the repertoire. As Morrison reveals in lush and insightful prose, the theater has been bombed, rigged with explosives, and reinforced with cement. Its dancers have suffered unimaginable physical torment to climb the ranks, sometimes for so little money that they kept cows at home whose milk they could sell for food. But the Bolshoi has transcended its own fraught history, surviving 250 years of artistic and political upheaval to define not only Russian culture but also ballet itself. In this sweeping, definitive account, Morrison demonstrates once and for all that, as Russia goes, so goes the Bolshoi Ballet."--
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Adapted from publisher's description
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YDXCP
Dewey number
792.8/0947
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1786.B64
LC item number
M67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today, Simon Morrison
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn937452718
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871402967
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today, Simon Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn937452718
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871402967
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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