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

Stanley J. Rabinowitz


Here for the first time in English are freshly translated essays on famous women in the arts, in contemporary Russian life, and especially in the world of classical dance written by Russia’s foremost ballet critic of his day, Akim Volynsky (1861–1926). Volynsky’s depiction of the body beautiful onstage at St. Petersburg’s storied Maryinsky Theater is preceded by his earlier writings on women in Leonardo da Vinci, Dostoevsky, and Otto Weininger, and on such illustrious female personalities as Zinaida Gippius, Liubov Gurevich, Ida Rubinstein, and Lou Andreas-Salome. Volynsky was a man for whom t ... More

Keywords: Russian ballet, Petersburg, women and art, gendered criticism, Maryinsky Theather

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190943363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190943363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz, editor
Professor Emeritus of Russian, Amherst College