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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 Ballets

My Ballets

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(p.300) Chapter Forty-Two My Ballets
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I, Maya Plisetskaya
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Maya Plisetskaya

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0042

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on how she came up with the idea for Anna Karenina, a ballet based on a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. It all started with a dance combination called “Ivan Averyanovich,” inspired by a certain dancer with the same name who worked at the Bolshoi Theater. In 1971, Maya's husband Rodion Shchedrin wrote Anna Karenina, where she would play the leading role. It was also Maya's first attempt at choreography.

Keywords:   ballet, Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Averyanovich, Bolshoi Theater, Rodion Shchedrin, choreography

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