Dancing in Petersburg: The Memoirs of Kschessinska

Dancing in Petersburg The Memoirs of Kschessinska None

  • Title: Dancing in Petersburg: The Memoirs of Kschessinska
  • Author: Mathilde Kschessinska Marie Romanovsky-Krassinsky, Princesse Arnold Haskell
  • ISBN: 9780306774331
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
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    • Mathilde Kschessinska Marie Romanovsky-Krassinsky, Princesse Arnold Haskell

      Mathilde Kschessinska, Kschessinska also spelled Kshessinska, Russian in full Mathilda Maria Feliksovna Kshesinskaya born August 19 August 31, New Style , 1872, Ligovo, near Peterhof, Russia died December 7, 1971, Paris, France , prima ballerina assoluta of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the first Russian dancer to master 32 consecutive fouett s en tournant whipped turns done in place and on one leg , a feat previously performed only by Italian dancers and considered in that era the supreme achievement in dance technique.Kschessinska studied under Christian Johansson and Enrico Cecchetti at the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg, graduated in 1890, and joined the Mariinsky Theatre In 1895 she became prima ballerina assoluta, a title awarded by the Imperial Ballet to only one other dancer, the Italian Pierina Legnani Kschessinska interpreted major roles in Cinderella, La Sylphide, Esmeralda, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty In 1911 she danced in London with Vaslav Nijinsky in Swan Lake for Serge Diaghilev s Ballets Russes.Kschessinska was a close friend of both Nicholas II, who was executed in 1918, and his cousin the grand duke Andr , whom she married in 1921 She left Russia in 1920 and, for 30 years, taught in Paris her pupils included Tatiana Riabouchinska and Margot Fonteyn Her autobiography is Souvenirs de la Kschessinska 1960 Dancing in Petersburg The Memoirs of Kschessinska.

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    • p.22 – Behind the Imperial Alexander Theatre stretched the wide but short Theatre Street, leading to the Tchernichev Bridge. This yellow-and-white ensemble in St. Petersburg Empire style was one of the finest in the capital. In Theatre Street there were none but official buildings. Starting from the Alexander Theatre on the right was the Ministry where the Lord Chamberlain exercised his functions; on the left whole street was filled by the magnificent Imperial Theatre School, whose walls were [...]


    • I have never before read a memoir where the writer thought so highly of herself. Because of that, some parts have to be taken with a grain of salt (or two), but it was overall an interesting and amusing read. She was a very passionate woman and it translates in her writing. I especially enjoyed her anecdotes about the Imperial Ballet and the ballets she danced. But it's a book that's very difficult to find and tends to be expensive, so I only recommend it to people who are really, really interes [...]


    • "Когда я выходила на сцену, моё сердце прыгало, я знала, что буду иметь успех, и была бесконечно счастлива танцевать перед Государем. Когда после окончания "Русской" меня стали вызывать, моему счастью и радости не было пределов.После спектакля, когда Ники отъезжал от театра, [...]



    • As someone who is very interested in Russian history, I was very excited to read this book. I've been to St. Petersburg, visited the Kschessinka mansion (now The State Museum of Russian Political History), and was very interested to hear more about Mathilde's life in her own words.However, I was disappointed reading these memoirs. She goes into very little detail about her time with the future Tsar Nicholas II and, as I felt while reading, is quite insincere when describing relationships with ot [...]


    • This is an interesting book, but I have to say that the author comes off as nothing less than hell on wheels if you read between the lines. Probably an excellent dancer, Kschessinska achieved all manner of benefits in imperial Russia by becoming the mistress of the as yet uncrowned and married Nicholas II. She later became the mistress of two of his cousins at the same time. These relationships gave her leverage in the world of the imperial Russian ballet. She never hesitated to seek interventio [...]


    • I wanted to read this after I read the historical fiction book The True Memoirs of Little K. I got curious about Mathilde's real personality because she seemed to come off as full of herself in the fictionalized story. But it was fiction mostly, so I figured I should read her actual memoirs. WOW! I got a kick out of her. I did laugh quite a bit at her vanity, but it was refreshing. She truly was an opportunist and used her dance skills and persona to elevate herself. Overall, this memoir was gre [...]


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