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Maya Plisetskaya

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088571

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001

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The Dacha and Sretenka Street

The Dacha and Sretenka Street

(p.1) Chapter One The Dacha and Sretenka Street
I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

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In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her early childhood. She talks about how she began walking at eight months, the death of her grandmother in the summer of 1929, and her first ballet message. Her family was renting a dacha, a summer house, near Moscow, Russia at the time. They lived on the third floor of an apartment on Sretenka Street. It was owned by her grandfather, Mikhail Borisovich Messerer, a dentist.

Keywords:   ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, childhood, dacha, Russia, apartment, Sretenka Street, Mikhail Borisovich Messerer, Moscow

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