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Balanchine and the Lost MuseRevolution and the Making of a Choreographer$
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Elizabeth Kendall

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199959341

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.001.0001

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The Last Year, Summer to Summer

The Last Year, Summer to Summer

(p.189) Ten The Last Year, Summer to Summer
Balanchine and the Lost Muse

Elizabeth Kendall

Oxford University Press

This chapter covers various topics including the nature of the Young Ballet as a company; the rising careers and performances of Choura Danilova and Lidochka; the society-wide identity crisis caused by the NEP; Georges's shift in focus from dancing to choreography in the summer of 1923; the impact of Lenin's death; the decision of Georges, Lidochka, Choura, Efimov, and Geva to join a tour of the southern Far East; and Lida's canal boat excursion with some friends which resulted in her death.

Keywords:   Young Ballet, ballet company, Choura Danilova, Lidochka, Lidia Ivanova, NEP, identity crisis

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