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Alla OsipenkoBeauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet$
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Joel Lobenthal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190253707

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.001.0001

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Swept Off Her Feet

Swept Off Her Feet

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(p.110) 15 Swept Off Her Feet
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Alla Osipenko
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Joel Lobenthal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0016

Osipenko divorced Nisnevich after meeting Russian actor Gennady Voropayev.She continued to defy Soviet protocol. Together with a number of her colleagues, she spoke out against the Kirov’s artistic direction. However, she was one of the very few to speak in Nureyev’s defense when he was tried for treason in absentia in 1962, and she denied an invitation to join the Communist Party.

Keywords:   Osipenko, Voropayev, Nisnevich, Nureyev, Communist Party

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