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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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Chilling and Thawing:

Chilling and Thawing:

Cold War Ballet and the Anti-Jewish Campaign

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Like a Bomb Going Off

Janice Ross

Yale University Press

This chapter examines ballet in the Soviet Union after World War II. Russia had sustained great losses during the war. Minority groups such as the Jews had felt the force of oppression as well. Art institutions including the Bolshoi Theater were to be purified from Jewish influences. Ballets were subjected to preliminary censorship. This was achieved through the requirement of a written plan or libretto. This process started an ideological battle in the Soviet arts. “Jewish Wedding” is an example of a ballet by Yakobson which highlighted the experiences of Jews in the Soviet Union using iconography, kinesthetic images, gestures, and rhythms.

Keywords:   Bolshoi Theater, Soviet arts, Jewish Wedding, World War II, censorship

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