Fb2 Ballet's Magic Kingdom: Selected Writings on Dance in Russia, 1911-1925 ePub
by Akim Volynsky,Stanley J. Rabinowitz
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|Author:||Akim Volynsky,Stanley J. Rabinowitz|
|Publisher:||Yale University Press (May 25, 2010)|
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This book is indeed, as Rabinowitz writes in his excellent introduction, Volynsky’s hymn to the sublime art of dance.
Nijinsky and the Ballets Russes. Although attributed to Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Carlo Blasis, this manual contains an abridgement of Blasis's writing on the subject of social dance as published in The Code of Terpsichore (1830). The manual's discussion of specific dances is augmented by M. Lemaitre and includes quadrilles, the waltz, polka, schottisch, polka-mazurka, redowa and cotillon.
Stanley J. Rabinowitz selects and translates forty of Volynsky's articles-vivid . By the time he made his debut in 1911 as a dance journalist for the widely.
Ballet's Magic Kingdom is definitely one of the few dance critic volumes that is a must-read for balletomanes (the others are Arlene Croce's great series of books and Edwin Denby's collected writings). Volynsky was a Jewish writer in St. Petersburg during the last years of the Imperial Ballet era. He saw Mathilde Kschessinskaya, Anna Pavlova, Olga Spessivtseva, Tamara Karsavina and other legendary names dance.
Ballet's Magic Kingdom book . Akim Volynsky was a Russian literary critic, journalist, and. Akim Volynsky was a Russian literary critic, journalist, and art historian who became Saint Petersburg’s liveliest and most prolific ballet critic in the early part of the twentieth century.
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Ballet’s Magic Kingdom marks the first translation into English of Volynsky’s dance criticism, and there’s .
Akim Volynsky was a Russian literary critic, journalist, and art historian who became Saint Petersburg’s liveliest and most prolific ballet critic in the early part of the twentieth century. This book, the first English edition of his provocative and influential writings, provides a striking look at life inside the world of Russian ballet at a crucial era in its history.
Stanley J. Rabinowitz selects and translates forty of Volynsky’s articles—vivid, eyewitness accounts that sparkle with details about the careers and personalities of such dance luminaries as Anna Pavlova, Mikhail Fokine, Tamara Karsavina, and George Balanchine, at that time a young dancer in the Maryinsky company whose keen musical sense and creative interpretive power Volynsky was one of the first to recognize. Rabinowitz also translates Volynsky’s magnum opus, The Book of Exaltations, an elaborate meditation on classical dance technique that is at once a primer and an ideological treatise. Throughout his writings, Rabinowitz argues in his critical introduction, which sets Volynsky’s life and work against the backdrop of the principal intellectual currents of his time, Volynsky emphasizes the spiritual and ethereal qualities of ballet.