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Description - The Life and Ballets of Lev Ivanov by Roland John Wiley

The Life and Works of Lev Ivanov is the first book-length study in any language about this Russian artist - Marius Petipa's colleague and Tchaikovsky's collaborator - who is widely celebrated and yet virtually unknown. It follows Ivanov from his infancy in a St Petersburg foundling home through his training in the Imperial Theatre School and his celebrity marriage, to a career as a dancer, regisseur, and choreographer in the St Petersburg Imperial Ballet. Ivanov's artistic world is described, as is his legacy - some dozen works, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and the famous dances from Prince Igor - which inspired Mikhail Fokine in the next generation. The book is richly documented, including the first complete publication of Ivanov's memoirs, and hundreds of citations, many published here for the first time, from state documents, reminiscences, and criticism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198165675
ISBN-10: 0198165676
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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