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Balanchine and the Lost MuseRevolution and the Making of a Choreographer$
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Elizabeth Kendall

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199959341

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.001.0001

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Balanchine and the Lost Muse
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Elizabeth Kendall

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0006

This chapter describes the events surrounding the Russian Revolution along with its aftermath. It details how the ongoing political turmoil disrupted life in the city and classes at the Imperial Theater School. The school's dormitories were closed and its staff numbers were reduced. In the fall, students were welcomed back but only for day classes. Sometime in November 1917, Tamara and Aunt Mila Balanchivadze set off to join Meliton in Georgia; Andrei followed n January 1918. But Maria and Georgi/Georges did not leave their devastated city. Something appeared to have happened to keep them there. In early 1918, Georgi was still in the city with his mother and aunts, waiting to see what would happen with his school.

Keywords:   Russian Revolution, political turmoil, Imperial Theater School, Lidochka, George Balanchine, Lidia Ivanova

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