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Vladimir Viktorovich Vasiliev (born 18 April 1940 in Moscow, Soviet Union), a Russian ballet dancer, was principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet.

Vladimir Viktorovich Vasiliev (born 18 April 1940 in Moscow, Soviet Union), a Russian ballet dancer, was principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, best known for his powerful leaps and turns.Born in Moscow in 1940, the son of a truck driver, Vasiliev graduated from the Moscow Ballet School in 1958 (his teachers included Aleksey Yermolayev) and joined the Bolshoi Ballet. He became a premier dancer who made enormous contributions to the development of classical male dance; he came to embody the strong new Bolshoi male. He was the first dancer to be given the award la médaille d’or du meilleur danseur du Monde (“The Gold Medal of the World’s Best Dancer”); subsequently Mikhail Baryshnikov and Patrick Dupond were also awarded the distinction. Russia’s influential ballet critic and choreographer Fyodor Lopukhov called him “God of the dance … A miracle in art, perfection”

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    Legacy

    Treasures of the Russian Ballet

    £ 16.50

    This DVD records some of the earliest experiences by the West of the bravura and discipline of Russia’s Kirov and Bolshoi ballet...
  1. Treasures of the Russian Ballet
    Legacy

    Treasures of the Russian Ballet

    £ 16.50

    This DVD records some of the earliest experiences by the West of the bravura and discipline of Russia’s Kirov and Bolshoi ballet companies at the height of their physical and interpretive powers. This rare footage showcases some of the greatest dancers of their time, including the much celebrated Galina Ulanova, who came as close to artistic sainthood for Russians as any dancer in its history.The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.More details

 

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