Russian Ballerina Ekaterina Maximova Dies At 70

Ekaterina Maximova, a legendary Bolshoi Theatre ballerina and Soviet-era dance superstar, died on Tuesday at her home in Moscow, at age 70. The ballerina joined the Bolshoi right from school in 1958 and danced at the company for nearly 30 years. She took part in the Bolshoi's landmark debut tour of the United States in 1959.

Maximova won over audiences in many of the troupe's grand-scale productions of the 1960s and 1970s, dancing such key roles as Phrygia in Spartacus, Masha in The Nutcracker and the lead in Giselle. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev offered the Bolshoi his condolences on the loss of the dancer, who had been named a People's Artist of the Soviet Union - a top cultural honour - in 1973.

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Сижу смотрю балет. слышу говорит Сахарова (надо говорить кто это или нет?) про обучение балету: "Вот из дерева вырубают. Я не знаю больно ему или нет. Вот и я не знаю. Вырубаю."

Это она точно сказала сама про себя. Легенды про ее метод крепко живут среди нас балетных.

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