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And Then Came Dance: The Women Who Led Volynsky to Ballet's Magic Kingdom (Paperback)

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By Stanley J. Rabinowitz (Editor)
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Presenting for the first time Akim Volynsky's (1861-1926) pre-balletic writings on Leonardo da Vinci, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Otto Weininger, and on such illustrious personalities as Zinaida Gippius, Ida Rubinstein, and Lou Andreas-Salome, And Then Came Dance provides new insight into the origins
of Volynsky's life-altering journey to become Russia's foremost ballet critic. A man for whom the realm of art was largely female in form and whose all-encompassing image of woman constituted the crux of his aesthetic contemplation that crossed over into the personal and libidinal, Volynsky looks
ahead to another Petersburg-bred high priest of classical dance, George Balanchine. With an undeniable proclivity toward ballet's female component, Volynsky's dance writings, illuminated by examples of his earlier gendered criticism, invite speculation on how truly ground-breaking and
forward-looking this critic is.

About the Author


Stanley J. Rabinowitz is Professor Emeritus of Russian at Amherst College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190943370
ISBN-10: 0190943378
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: August 27th, 2019
Pages: 296
Language: English