MAYA PLISETSKAYA 1925 - 2015
"Portrait of Maya Plisetskaya"
Author Rinat Kuramshin
Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya was a Soviet ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress, who held in post-Soviet times Spanish and Lithuanian citizenship.
As a member of the Bolshoi until 1990, her skill as a dancer changed the world of ballet, setting a higher standard for ballerinas both in terms of technical brilliance and dramatic presence. As a soloist, Plisetskaya created a number of leading roles, including Juliet in Lavrovsky’s Romeo and Juliet; Phrygia in Yakobson’s Spartacus, in Grigorovich’s ballets : Mistress of the Copper Mountain in The Stone Flower, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Mahmene Banu in The Legend of Love; Alberto Alonso’s Carmen Suite, written especially for her; and Maurice Bejart’s Isadora. Among her most acclaimed roles were Kitri in Don Quixote, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake and The Dying Swan. A fellow dancer stated that her dramatic portrayal of Carmen, reportedly her favorite role. Her husband, composer R. Shchedrin, wrote the scores to a number of her ballets. Maya Plisetskaya starred in films, worked as a ballet master and as a teacher-tutor, wrote several memoirs.
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Photo. M. Plisetskaya
in the image of Carmen
Photo. M. Plisetskaya in the ballet "Anna Karenina"
Photo. Maya Plisetskaya in the image