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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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World at War

World at War

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Alla Osipenko
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Joel Lobenthal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0003

Osipenko was admitted to the state ballet school in Leningrad immediately before the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. Together with her mother, she was evacuated to Perm in the Ural mountains with the Kirov Ballet company and the school’s students. In Perm she began studying ballet and endured the rigors of wartime existence. She returned to Leningrad when the German blockade of the city was broken in 1944.

Keywords:   Osipenko, Kirov Ballet, Perm, German blockade

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