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Like a Bomb Going OffLeonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia$
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Janice Ross

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300207637

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300207637.001.0001

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Learning to Be an Outsider

(p.60) Two Beginnings
Like a Bomb Going Off

Janice Ross

Yale University Press

This chapter deals with Yakobson's childhood and his training as a character dancer depicting grotesque and sharply defined personages. After the Bolshevik takeover of Russia, Yakobson's family's conditions deteriorated so he went to live in the Petrograd Children's Colony. Perhaps as a result of the foreign aid given to the children, Yakobson grew up to feel comfortable with his outsider status as a Jewish artist, and thus, he progressed in his work. He and the other children traveled abroad and he emerged as one of the best dancers in the group. When they returned to Russia, the children were “rehabilitated” and Yakobson kept his time in the colony a secret from the public.

Keywords:   Bolshevik, Petrograd Children's Colony, Yakobson, character dancer

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