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90 years of theatrical and literary criticism Vadim Gajewski


12 November was celebrated the 90th anniversary of the theatrical and literary critic, historian, drama and ballet theater, author studies on the choreographers of the XIX-th and XX-th centuries, honored artist of Russia Vadim Gajewski. Specially for the anniversary of the ballet theoretician and critic, the publishing house “New literary review” published a book of Vadim Gajewski “Beyond meetings.”

In the annotation of the book reads: “the First half of the book is given to two historical ballet studies, one of which is devoted to the ballet “Giselle” and its authors, Coralli, Perrot and main Marius Petipa. The second half of the book explores major events in ballet and drama theatre in Moscow, Leningrad and Paris, which occurred 100 years after the creation of “Giselle”. Integrates both parts in the title the theme of supernatural encounters that have preoccupied and inspired the great romantic poets of the first half of the XIX-th century and in XX century has turned from poetic and metaphorical in tragically real. In the last part talks about books, writers, directly or indirectly, their lives and their creativity associated with this tragic subject.”


Soviet and Russian literary critic, a ballet theoretician, essayist began to be published in 1954. He is the author of several articles and studies dedicated to the famous choreographers of the XIX-th and XX-th century, such as Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, George Balanchine and Maurice Begere, as well as great dancers – Olga spessivtseva, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semenova.