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 Post subject: Pushkin Book
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2001 4:11 pm 
In this month's Talk magazine there is a lengthy article about a "new" book (it was written a few years ago in Russia but is just being published here) about the famed teacher Alexander Pushkin. Supposedly it's coming out next month. What a wonderful subject for a book and a great addition to the Nureyev bio that came out last year. What a pity ballet students in the west weren't able to study with this man who, of course, was also Mischa's teacher. With a very low key approach (he wasn't much of a talker) but very complex combinations, he was able to create several generations of brilliant dancers. Read the Talk magazine story... it will whet your appetite to find out more about this influential figure, the Vaganova Academy and the soviet ballet world at its height.<P>------------------<BR>cheers,<BR>ralph

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 Post subject: Re: Pushkin Book
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:18 am 

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I would certainly be interested in reading this book.<P>On Friday evening before the American Ballet Theatre's performance there was a pre-performance "chat" with Principal Dancer and newly appointed Asst. Artistic Director Victor Barbee. He was telling us of a visit he made a number of years ago to the then USSR and private lessons he took from the widow of Alexander Pushkin.<P>I posted a fuller description of this in the Ballet forum in the ABT thread - here is the link in case you are interested in reading it:<P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum4/HTML/000979-2.html><B>American Ballet Theatre</B></A>

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