Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as by Janice Ross PDF

By Janice Ross

ISBN-10: 0300210647

ISBN-13: 9780300210644

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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People in the business couldn’t believe these things had happened, but nobody internally said a positive word to me. BARRY LEVINSON, Writer and Director: Years before there was a CAA, in the early ’70s, Mike Ovitz called me after seeing me on a local TV show in a sketch where I played a roller-skating rabbi from Salt Lake City. He thought it was funny, and at that time he was recently out of the mailroom and had become a very junior agent. He asked if I had an agent, and I said, no, so he became my very first agent.

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