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By Catherine E. Pawlick

“An broad and thorough compilation of diverse 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 process and centuries of culture, has a name for elite criteria, and its graduates comprise Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, and Diana Vishneva. but the “Vaganova strategy” has come less 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 occupation 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 this day, providing the first-ever English translations of fundamental resource fabrics and exciting 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 ahead of relocating to St. Petersburg, Russia, the place she lived for 6 years, watching 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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