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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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My Injuries, My Healers

My Injuries, My Healers

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(p.100) Chapter Eighteen My Injuries, My Healers
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Maya Plisetskaya

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DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0018

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts the injuries she suffered throughout her career as a ballerina. One was a sprained ankle while performing Chopiniana on April 16, 1948, at the Bolshoi Theater. A doctor told her that it was impossible to straighten her injured leg and that she must forget about ballet. As a last resort, Maya went to the masseur Nikita Grigoryevich Shum, who healed her leg after two weeks of treatment. She also danced at the premiere of The Seagull with a broken second toe on her left foot in Florence.

Keywords:   ballet, injuries, Chopiniana, Bolshoi Theater, Nikita Grigoryevich Shum, The Seagull

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