Dance Books #2
Posted 09 June 1999 - 09:10 AM
Similar books which I also love are Alexandra Danilova's book, `Choura', and Tamara Geva's `Split Seconds' (the latter is mainly about her attempts to be accepted as a student by the Theatre School, but is written with great passion - parts are very moving.) Both of these are good on the difficulties of everyday life after the revolution.
I also enjoyed Nijinska's `Early Memoirs', intersting for what she says about her brother, but VERY interesting on her own early life, with lots of detail about parts and costumes. And then there's Kschessinska's `Dancing in Petersburg' - though this is hard to find - which is surpringingly frank and engaging.
Karsavina is a good choice to read first, however. (After that I became hooked on Russian memoirs!)
Posted 09 June 1999 - 09:55 PM
Posted 11 June 1999 - 01:14 AM
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