About two months ago I received Issue No. 1 of Ballet Art, St.Petersburg Ballet Magazine. It is published with the support of the Committee on Culture of the St. Petersburg Administration.
The Address is: 11 Chapayeva Ulitsa Suite 36, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia. Telephone/FAX: (812) 233-6917, E-mail:
The Editor-in-Chief is: Mikhail Ivanov, the Senior Editor, Altynai Asylmuratova. The Editorial Board includes Nikita Dolgushin and Boris Eifman. The English Editor, Dennis Mullen, is San Francisco based.
There is no line which indicates the cost of subscription, but the masthead states the circulation of 5,000.
This issue contains interesting period photos of Natalia Dudinskaya, an article on her and Alla Osipenko, Altynai Asylmuratova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Igor Markov who makes such an
impression in Eifman's Russian Hamlet, Nikita Dolgushin with a photograph of him partnering Natalia Makarova and an article on Dolgushin's master class. An article on balletin painting and on the Jeune Ballet de France and Maurice Bejart are also included. There is a small article on modern dance in St. Petersburg and a memoir on Alla Shelest, plus a calendar of events.
The journal is in color and black and white on smooth paper and I am told by those conversant with Russia that it is one quite expensive production.
Let's hope it flourishes.