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Ekaterina Maksimova passes away, age 70.
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Author:  Catherine Pawlick [ Fri May 01, 2009 10:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Ekaterina Maksimova passes away, age 70.

Many of you have already written me about this very sad event, which I saw on the news here just as it was announced.

Here is Kommersant's official announcement of her passing, which states that her heart stopped during her sleep. Translation below my own. ... id=1163096

Еще в балетной школе она была любимицей педагога — Елизаветы Павловны Гердт, последней императорской балерины в советском театре, привившей своей талантливой ученице элегантное щегольство дореволюционной манеры танца. То, что девочка станет прима-балериной, было понятно сразу: изящная, удивительно пропорциональная фигура, прелестные ноги, очаровательное личико ребенка-женщины и полный комплект профессиональных данных — большой шаг, бравурное вращение, изысканная стопа, легкий прыжок. Положительно, у этого удивительного создания не было ни малейшего изъяна.

"Even in ballet school she was the favorite of her pedagogue, Elizabeth Pavlovna Gerdt, the last Imperial ballerina of the Soviet theatre, endowing her talented pupil with the elegant, decorative pre-revolutionary manner of dance. That the girl would become a prima ballerina was immediately evident: elegance, a surprisingly proportional figure, amazing legs, the charming face of a girl-woman, and a full set of professional traits - a big step, bravura rotation, refined feet, a light jump. Absolutely, this surprising creation did not have the slightest flaw."


The first announcement is here: ... emesID=782


The civil ceremony of her burial took place at 10 a.m. on April 30 inside the Bolshoi Theatre. She's survived by her 94-year-old mother and her husband, Vladimir. May she rest in eternal peace.

Author:  Catherine Pawlick [ Fri May 01, 2009 10:54 pm ]
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Other notices: - Talented ballerina Ekaterina Maksimova has died - Ekaterina Maksimova will be buried at Novodevich Cemetary - The Farewell to Ekaterina Maksimova will take place April 30 - Goodbye to Katya - From Channel One News - Great Russian Ballerina Katya Maximova has passed away - Channel 7 News - Argumentii ii Fakti

and her last interview:

Author:  MambaandJR [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ekaterina Maksimova passes away, age 70.

RIP Ekaterina! We'll continue to share your passion in dancing!

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