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Cleopatra

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780190253707
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190253745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0021
Cleopatra

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The Maly theater in Leninigrad was the city’s second ballet company, directed by Osipenko’s ex-Kirov colleague Igor Belsky. It was allowed by the authorities a bit more leeway to experiment. It was here that Osipenko created the role of Cleopatra in a stark new ballet choreographed by Igor Tchernichov, also a former colleague of hers at the Kirov.

Keywords: Osipenko; Cleopata; Tchernichov; Belsky; Maly

Chapter.  3863 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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