On April 13, 2015,6-7:30 pm in the Dollar Board Room, San Francisco Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, Janice Ross delivered a Talk About Ballet! lecture titled “Ready, Aim, Dance! Danger and Soviet Ballet.” Find more information here.
Stanford dance historian Janice Ross—author of Like a Bomb Going Off, a new book focusing on Soviet ballet during the Stalin era—explores the fascinating and dangerous intersections between politics and ballet in Soviet Russia. Discover how the stages of the Kirov and Bolshoi ballets became ideological battlefields, enjoy showings of rare archival video clips, and gain rich context for a performance of Alexei Ratmansky’s celebrated Shostakovich Trilogy, a work that brilliantly references this tumultuous period in cultural history.