Coverart for item
The Resource Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the Tsars to today, Simon Morrison

Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the Tsars to today, Simon Morrison

Label
Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the Tsars to today
Title
Bolshoi confidential
Title remainder
secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the Tsars to today
Statement of responsibility
Simon Morrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organised by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal. Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia's lengthy artistic legacy and to mirror its neo-imperial ambitions. As renowned musicologist Simon Morrison shows in his tour-de-force account, the attack, and its torrid aftermath, underscored the importance of the Bolshoi to the art of ballet, to Russia, and to the world. With exclusive access to state archives and private sources, Morrison sweeps us through the history of the ballet, tracing the political ties that bind the institution to the varying Russian regimes, and detailing the birth of some of the best-loved ballets in the repertoire. From its disreputable beginnings in 1776, the Bolshoi became a point of pride for the tsarist empire after the defeat of Napoleon in 1812. After the revolution, Moscow was transformed into a global capital; meetings of the Communist Party were hosted at the Bolshoi, and the Soviet Union was signed into existence on its stage. Recently, a GBP450 million restoration has returned the Bolshoi to its former glory, even as prized talent has departed. The Theatre has been bombed, rigged with explosives and reinforced with cement. Its dancers have suffered unimaginable physical torment to climb the ranks. But, as Morrison reveals, the Bolshoi has transcended its own fraught history, surviving 250 years of artistic and political upheaval to define not only Russian culture but also ballet itself
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Simon Alexander
Dewey number
792.80947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bol'shoĭ teatr SSSR
  • Bol'shoĭ teatr Rossii
  • Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Ballet companies
  • Ballet companies
  • Ballet
  • Ballet
Target audience
adult
Label
Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the Tsars to today, Simon Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The swindling magician -- Napoleon and after -- Fleet as lightning: the career of Ekaterina Sankovskaya -- Imperialism -- After the Bolsheviks -- Censorship -- I, Maya Plisetskaya -- Epilogue
Control code
000058868143
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007576616
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)961190521
Label
Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the Tsars to today, Simon Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The swindling magician -- Napoleon and after -- Fleet as lightning: the career of Ekaterina Sankovskaya -- Imperialism -- After the Bolsheviks -- Censorship -- I, Maya Plisetskaya -- Epilogue
Control code
000058868143
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007576616
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)961190521

Library Locations

    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
Processing Feedback ...