Past event: February 13, 2015: Columbia University, New York City

On February 13, 2015 at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University in New York City, Janice Ross delivered a lecture, “Aestheticizing Sport: Leonid Jacobson’s Muscular Choreography,” as part of a speaker panel titled A New Soviet Ballet.

The lecture was part of an international symposium, Russian Movement Culture of the 1920s and 1930s, organized by Lynn Garafola and Catharine Nepomnyashchy, February 12-14, 2015. All events took place at School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027.

Schedule for A New Soviet Ballet, February 13, 2-4:30 p.m.:

  • Introduction by Anna Kisselgoff
  • Edward Tyerman, “The Red Poppy and 1927: Translating Contemporary China into Early Soviet Ballet”
  • Janice Ross, “Leonid Yakobson’s Muscular Choreography and The Golden Age”
  • Tim Scholl, “From Moscow and Back: Creating and Assessing the ‘National’ Ballets of Caucasia in the 1930s”
  • Christina Ezrahi, “Experiments in Character Dance: From Leningrad’s Estrada to the Kirov Ballet”
  • Discussant: Irina Klyagin
  • Q&A (15 minutes)