Kasian Yaroslavovich Goleizovsky (1892-1970) first thought of founding his own ballet studio when he staged his miniature dance numbers during 1915 and 1916 at the Nevolin Intimate Theater while still a dancer with the Bolshoi Theater (Fig. 154). Goleizovsky choreographed these pieces to the music of Chopin and Scriabin, com- posers to whom he returned again and again throughout his professional career. In this way, Goleizovsky gained experience precisely in choreo- graphing miniatures and also established contact with performers who were to become his ongoing colleagues, especially during his supervision of the Chamber Ballet between 1921 and 1924. The
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