Written by a direct eyewitness to many of the described incidents, someone who knew Vaganova intimately, this is the only authorized biography about the creator of the renowned Russian ballet curriculum. Published for the first time in English.
In this absorbing volume, Catherine Pawlick traces Vaganova's story from her early years as a ballet student in tsarist Russia to her career as a dancer with the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet to her work as a pedagogue and choreographer. Pawlick then goes beyond biography to address Vaganova's legacy today, offering the first-ever English translations of primary source materials and intriguing interviews with pedagogues and dancers from the Academy and the Mariinsky Ballet, including some who studied with Vaganova herself.
Combining cutting-edge theory with the latest journalistic practices, some of the finest minds in American journalism tackle the most important issues facing the profession today, including leadership and credibility. New to paperback.
This provocative book demonstrates that the veil, the garment known in Islamic cultures as the hijab, holds within its folds a semantic versatility that goes far beyond current clichés and homogenous representations. Whether seen as erotic or as romantic,