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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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The Last Year, Summer to Summer

The Last Year, Summer to Summer

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(p.189) Ten The Last Year, Summer to Summer
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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/9780199959341.003.0010

This chapter covers various topics including the nature of the Young Ballet as a company; the rising careers and performances of Choura Danilova and Lidochka; the society-wide identity crisis caused by the NEP; Georges's shift in focus from dancing to choreography in the summer of 1923; the impact of Lenin's death; the decision of Georges, Lidochka, Choura, Efimov, and Geva to join a tour of the southern Far East; and Lida's canal boat excursion with some friends which resulted in her death.

Keywords:   Young Ballet, ballet company, Choura Danilova, Lidochka, Lidia Ivanova, NEP, identity crisis

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