MOSCOW, October 7 – Novosti. A memorial plaque in honor of the ballerina Olga Lepeshinskaya was unveiled in Moscow, Novosti correspondent reports.
It was installed at house number 36 at 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street. The artist lived in it from 1944 to 2008.
Among the honored guests of the opening ceremony were General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin, Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet Company Mahar Vaziev, as well as representatives of the Moscow government.
The board was made by the Russian sculptor and graphic artist Oleg Zakomorny.
“He created a quivering, delicate image of a brilliant ballerina, conveyed the lightness and grace of her unique plasticity,” Zurab Tsereteli, president of the Russian Academy of Arts (RAKh), says in a letter. The message was read at the ceremony.
Olga Lepeshinskaya (1916-2008) made her Bolshoi Theater debut as Lisa in Alexander Gorsky’s Vain Precaution. She successfully danced both classical and modern parts.
Having completed her career as a dancer in 1963, Lepeshinskaya was engaged in teaching activities both in the USSR and abroad: in Rome, Berlin, London, Oslo, Tokyo and other cities. In 1977 she became a professor at GITIS.
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