Genius, audacity and avant-garde
April 22, 2015 11:52 AM   Subscribe

At the age of 50, Maya Plisetskaya danced to Ravels Bolero, choreographed by Maurice Bejart. At 61 and with arms like flowing ribbon she danced the Dying Swan

Maya Plisetskaya talks about the KGB's efforts to prevent her defection and the persecution faced by her family" after the execution of her father.

Her life and work so far was summarised by the French ballet critic André Philippe Hersin in three words: genius, audacity and avant-garde"
posted by RandomInconsistencies (5 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
This is just the medicine, cheers!
posted by Gin and Broadband at 12:46 PM on April 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

WOW!! I had no idea...
posted by mumimor at 3:23 PM on April 22, 2015

Wow, you weren't kidding with the flowing ribbon arms. That's extraordinary. It doesn't look like her bones should be able to do that!
posted by Salieri at 4:43 PM on April 22, 2015 [2 favorites]

Yeah, I'm pretty sure she had the bones in her arms surgically removed. And to do the whole thing en pointe at 61? Wow!
posted by jim in austin at 4:53 PM on April 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by kinnakeet at 5:41 PM on April 22, 2015

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