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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 War

The War

(p.52) Chapter Eleven The War
I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

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In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recalls the first day of World War II which plunged the entire city of Moscow into darkness as the Germans began bombing the city. Maya left the Bolshoi Theater and ballet school, rode a train with her mother and two brothers for Sverdlovsk, and made friends with fellow evacuees. She worked with Maria Mikhailovna Leontyeva for more than six months as she prepared for her graduation examination in March 1943. She danced the variation of the Queen of the Dryads from Don Quixote and passed the exam.

Keywords:   ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, World War II, Bolshoi Theater, Sverdlovsk, Maria Mikhailovna Leontyeva, Don Quixote, examination, graduation

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