Thursday, February 12
WILLIAMSTOWN — Stanley J. Rabinowitz, the Henry Steele Commager Professor of Russian at Amherst College, will discuss the book, "Ballet's Magic Kingdom: Selected Writings on Dance in Russia, 1911-1925," at 7:30 tonight, in Griffin Hall, room 2, at Williams College.

The talk, free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing. The book includes Rabinowitz's translation of 40 of Volynsky's articles, including Volynsky's "The Book of Exaltations," an introspective analysis of classical dance technique that serves both as an introduction and probing exposition of the topic. The articles include accounts of dance luminaries Anna Pavlova, Mikhail Fokine, Tamara Karsavina and George Balanchine, whose keen musical sense and creative interpretive power Volynsky was one of the first to recognize. Information: (413) 597-4277.



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