Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia (Pitt Russian East European)
Publish date: November 30th 2012
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Great overview of the process by which ballet, that most aristocratic of arts, became a major cultural expression of Soviet Russia, protected and supported by the communist state. The author focuses on the lesser-known 1950s and 1960s, although she gives a solid survey of the period before and an ef...