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By Catherine E. Pawlick

“An large and thorough compilation of various resources with special insights on Vaganova and her method. the writer has had entry to a number of very important figures in Russian ballet who knew Vaganova and/or her scholars. Confronting the dilemmas dealing with the artwork of classical ballet, Vaganova Today is a thought-provoking read.”—John White, writer of Advanced ideas in instructing Classical Ballet

Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951) is respected because the visionary who first codified the Russian approach of classical ballet education. The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, based on impeccable procedure and centuries of culture, has a name for elite criteria, and its graduates contain Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, and Diana Vishneva. but the “Vaganova strategy” has come lower than feedback in contemporary years.
during this soaking up quantity, Catherine Pawlick lines Vaganova’s tale from her early years as a ballet scholar in tsarist Russia to her profession as a dancer with the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet to her paintings as a pedagogue and choreographer. Pawlick then is going past biography to handle Vaganova’s legacy at the present time, supplying the first-ever English translations of basic resource fabrics and fascinating interviews with pedagogues and dancers from the Academy and the Mariinsky Ballet, together with a few who studied with Vaganova herself.
Catherine E. Pawlick danced with ballet businesses within the usa sooner than relocating to St. Petersburg, Russia, the place she lived for 6 years, staring at sessions on the Vaganova Academy and rehearsals and performances on the Mariinsky Theatre. Fluent in French and Russian, she has written on dance for the San Francisco ChronicleBallet Review, and Dance Europe.

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