Fridays at Noon: Janice Ross – The Hidden Erotic Body of Soviet Ballet took place at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on October 16, 2015. Watch the recorded live stream of the event below.

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Stanford Professor Janice Ross talks about how she came to study the work of a Cold War choreographer barely known in the west. He is the subject of her book, “Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobsen and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia.” She spoke at the 12th Annual “A Company of Authors” event held at the Stanford Humanities Center on April 25, 2015.


Watch Leonid Yakobson and Mikhail Baryshnikov backstage at the 1969 Moscow International Ballet Competition and Baryshnikov dancing Yakobson’s Vestris


View footage of Leonid Yakobson’s Vienna Waltz