The Bloomsbury Ballerina

The Bloomsbury Ballerina

by Judith Mackrell
     
 
Vivacious and charming, ballerina Lydia Lopokova leapt to the height of fame with Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes. Then, a surprising marriage to renowned economist (and former homosexual) John Maynard Keynes catapulted her into an entirely different universe. Her extraordinary story is told here for the first time: it links the world of ballet with the

Overview

Vivacious and charming, ballerina Lydia Lopokova leapt to the height of fame with Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes. Then, a surprising marriage to renowned economist (and former homosexual) John Maynard Keynes catapulted her into an entirely different universe. Her extraordinary story is told here for the first time: it links the world of ballet with the Bloomsbury group—including such remarkable individuals as Nijinsky, Picasso, Stravinsky, and Virginia Woolf—and spans the past century’s most dramatic social, political, and cultural upheavals. Quoting from many of Lydia’s own writings, Judith Mackrell captures her intensely captivating, eccentric, and irreverent personality…and claims her as a major character in both dance and world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753825785
Publisher:
WN
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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