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Irina Baronova And The Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo

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Drawing on letters, oral histories and interviews, Irina Baronova’s daughter, actress Victoria Tennant, warmly recounts her mother’s dramatic life, from her earliest aspirations, to her family’s flight from Russia, to her legendary performances in Paris. At the age of thirteen, Baronova became a star, chosen by the legendary George Balanchine to join the Ballets Russes, where she danced the lead in Swan Lake. In this talk, held at the McNay Art Museum on May 7, 2015, Tennant provides an intimate account of Baronova’s life as a dancer.

Tennant has written a book about her mother, Irina Baronova and the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo.