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Departed this life the famous ballerina Ekaterina Maximova

April 28 2009

On the 71st year of life, died a well-known ballerina Ekaterina Maximova. People's Artist of USSR, died last night in Moscow. This was reported in the directorate of the Bolshoi Theatre, where he spent the entire creative life of the famous dancers that competed at the Bolshoi stage in a duet with her husband Vladimir Vasiliev.

She was called the "heir Ulanova," "charming, little gem," winner of amazing grace, which are endowed with only the great ballerina. " But more often called simply Kate.

Born in Moscow Maximova among specialists Ballet is considered the brightest representative of the Moscow Ballet School. At the end of the Moscow Ballet School from the end of 1950 she was the leading actress of the Bolshoi Theater. Magnificent technique, soulful charm and artistry, allowed Maximova quickly overcome all levels of artistic career and for many decades to be a ballet Olympus. Considered the standard performer of classical repertoire, she along with her husband Vladimir Vasiliev first ventured on the experiment in modern dance. And the audience rewarded them for granted.

They were the most beautiful pair of Russian ballet. In people's understanding of their images are inseparable. Their fate once they have found. Back in late 1950 after graduating from the Moscow Ballet School, they were at the famed Bolshoi Theatre, which was dominated by then more than 30 years. Their dance was a virtuoso, actor data are undeniable. And each of their performance at any point on the globe, where the tour visited the wonderful artists, invariably becomes an event.

They are equally able to dramatic, lyrical, comic heroes, equally gorgeous, they were in classical and contemporary repertoire. They brilliantly danced in "Stone Flower" and "Nutcracker," "Spartacus" and "Giselle," "Don Quixote" and "Anyuta. Collaborated with leading choreographers: Kasyanov Goleizovsky, Leonid Lavrovsky, Yuri Grigorovich. His ballets gave them a genius Maurice Bejart. The great Italian director Franco Zeffirelli has invited them to speak in his film of the opera "La Traviata". Ekaterina Maximova until the last days worked in the classroom with pupils - she was a teacher-coach at the Bolshoi Theatre and the "Kremlin Ballet".

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