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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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Coming of Age

Coming of Age

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(p.26) 3 Coming of Age
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Alla Osipenko
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Joel Lobenthal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0004

While she was still an undergraduate, Osipenko began to be featured in new works choreographed especially for her. Soviet ballet icon Vhaktung Chabukiani created a trio for fifteen-year-old Osipenko and two other students, and, a year later, rebel choreographer Leonid Jacobson choreographed a new duet for her. She fielded the extensive curriculum of academic and theatrical subjects at the school, and, reading on her own, began to manifest an independent view of Soviet life.

Keywords:   Osipenko, Chabukiani, Jacobson, Soviet

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