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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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I Study Ballet

I Study Ballet

(p.23) Chapter Five I Study Ballet
I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

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In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her enrollment in the Moscow Choreographic School, the ballet school, in 1934. In 1976 she traveled to America and visited the legendary Olga Spessivtzeva in a home for aged performers near New York. This was when she started studying ballet. She attended Yevgenia Ivanovna Dolinskaya's class. She also met Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson, who took her to the Disarmament Conference.

Keywords:   ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, Moscow Choreographic School, ballet school, America, Olga Spessivtzeva, Yevgenia Ivanovna Dolinskaya, Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson, Disarmament Conference

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