Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as by Janice Ross PDF
By Janice Ross
Everybody has heard of George Balanchine. Few open air Russia comprehend of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchine's modern, who remained in Lenin's Russia and survived censorship through the darkest days of Stalin. Like Shostakovich, Yakobson suffered for his artwork and but controlled to create a novel physique of progressive dances that spoke to the Soviet . His paintings used to be usually thought of so culturally explosive that it used to be defined as "like a bomb going off."
Based on untapped archival collections of photos, movies, and writings approximately Yakobson's paintings in Moscow and St. Petersburg for the Bolshoi and Kirov ballets, in addition to interviews with former dancers, relations, and viewers participants, this illuminating and fantastically written biography brings to existence a hidden background of inventive resistance within the USSR via this courageous artist, who struggled opposed to formally sanctioned anti-Semitism whereas providing a vista of hope.
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Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia by Janice Ross