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Vaganova TodayThe Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition$
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Catherine Pawlick

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036977

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036977.001.0001

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Vaganova the Dancer

Vaganova the Dancer

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Vaganova Today

Catherine E. Pawlick

University Press of Florida

This chapter outlines Agrippina Vaganova's early years as a ballet student in tsarist Russia at the Imperial Ballet School, and her subsequent career as a dancer with the Mariinsky (formerly known as the Kirov) Ballet. It traces the pedagogical influences on her own methodology, including teachers such as Nicolas Legat, Olga Preobrajenskaya, and discusses Marius Petipa's relationship to the dancer during her career.

Keywords:   Imperial Ballet School, Mariinsky Ballet, tsarist Russia, ballet training, Vaganova the dancer

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