“Leonid Yakobson Rediscovered” – review of performance and author talk at 92nd Street Y

Bonnie Rosenstock reviews a Fridays at Noon discussion and performance at the 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center titled “The Hidden Erotic Body of Soviet Ballet: A Tribute to Leonid Yakobson on the 40th Anniversary of his Death (1904-1971).” Janice Ross delivered a lecture about Yakobson’s legacy and life drawn from her book Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia, and trainees of the San Francisco Ballet School danced sections of Yakobson’s repertory in an open-rehearsal style with feedback from the repetiteurs and a discussion.

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