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 Post subject: Ekaterina Sergeyevna Maximova Has Passed Away
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:10 am 
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I've just learned the very sad news that, Maximova, one of the most
beloved Prima Ballerinas, and soubrette-ingenues ever, has died.
May she rest in peace, and may God bless and comfort her husband
Vladimir Vasiliev in this time of sorrow.

http://www.ilmessaggero.it/articolo.php ... SPETTACOLO


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Her untimely passing is quite stunning, to say the least. :cry: Maximova was probably one the best-known ballerinas of the Bolshoi troupe post 1950 after one Maya Plisetskaya--and was enormously beloved by audiences on both sides of the Iron Curtain.


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She was such a beautiful dancer and such a beauty...oh, those gorgeous legs and feet! I love the photos of her being coached in Giselle by Galina Ulanova in "Days With Ulanova" by Albert E. Kahn. The chapter is called, "Precious Heritage." I am stunned and saddened at her passing. She will be so missed...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:53 am 
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Here is an obituary written by Lynn Berry of the Associated Press, published in the Boston Globe: Ekaterina Maximova, famous Russian ballerina and teacher


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:01 am 
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The obituaries are starting to appear in London. Here is Mary Clarke's in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/ap ... -ballerina

And an anonymous offering from The Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... imova.html

I have taken issue with obituaries in The Telegraph before and here I have to question the statement that she left the Bolshoi in 1988. If she left that year how come I saw her dance Anyuta there in the early 90's?


This is such a tragic loss and so soon after the death of her contemporary Natalia Bessmertnova too. I last saw Maximova dance in 1994 at the Kremlin Palace in a pas de deux to Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes choreographed by Vasiliev and she was as spellbinding in her mid fifties as she had been as a young woman. I shall miss her terribly.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:05 am 
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Two more obituaries

From the Moscow Times:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1 ... 376680.htm

From the London Times:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/commen ... 193850.ece


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:28 am 
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I hope it is appropriate to post this link, but here is the lying in state of Maximova in Moscow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0nvOKC9Lhs


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Another obituary, this time from The Independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obitu ... 79027.html


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