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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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Persecution

Persecution

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(p.139) Chapter Twenty-Four Persecution
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I, Maya Plisetskaya
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Maya Plisetskaya

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0024

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya focuses on her experience as a performer under the regime of Nikita Khrushchev, who invited heads of foreign governments at the Bolshoi Theater to watch ballet. In front of them, Maya danced Swan Lake, Fountain of Bakhchisarai, The Stone Flower, and Shurale. The Stone Flower, Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev's posthumous work, was produced by Leonid Lavrovsky, while Shurale was staged by Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson to music of the Tatar composer Färit Yarullin.

Keywords:   ballet, Nikita Khrushchev, Bolshoi Theater, Swan Lake, Fountain of Bakhchisarai, The Stone Flower, Shurale, Leonid Lavrovsky, Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson

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