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Alexander Pushkin: Master Teacher of Dance
Gennady Albert, foreword by Mikhail Baryshnikov
At the great Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg, Alexander Ivanovich Pushkin (1907-1970) danced many leading roles from 1925 to 1953. However, it was as a teacher at the Leningrad Choreographic School that he became a legend. Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov were his star pupils, but nearly all the leading male dancers of the Kirov Ballet from the 1940s through the 1960s were taught by him. Filled with personal photos, as well as others of his students and classes, this concise, insightful biography reveals to us the life and techniques of a master teacher. For dance enthusiasts as well as for the serious student and teacher, this small volume illuminates the methods and personality of a man little known in the West, but someone who has made significant contributions to the international world of dance.
200 pages, b/w photographs. 2001.
Hardcover. 27.50. ISBN0-87104-452-8.
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