Fleeing the Soviet Union, Dancing on the West Coast

An interview with photographer Donald Bradburn

in Experiment
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In the 1970s and 1980s, Los Angeles audiences saw Soviet defectors Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alexander Godunov, Natalia Makarova, and Rudolf Nureyev in the prime of their careers at the Hollywood Bowl, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Greek Theater. Dance photographer Donald Dale Bradburn, a local Southern California dancer describes his behind-the-scenes access to these dancers in this interview. Perfectly positioned as Dance Magazine’s Southern California correspondent, Bradburn offers a candid appraisal of the Southern California appeal for such high-power Russian artists as well as their impact on the arts of Los Angeles. An intimate view of Russian dancers practicing their craft on Los Angeles stages, Bradburn’s interview is illustrated by fourteen of his photographs, published for the first time in this issue of Experiment.

Experiment

A Journal of Russian Culture

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  • Rudolf Nureyev rehearsing Giselle with the National Ballet of Canada, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, 1977.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Rudolf Nureyev in Raymonda with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1976.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Rudolf Nureyev and Gelsey Kirkland in Raymonda with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1976.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell in Giselle with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1977.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Natalia Makarova and Ivan Nagy in Spring Waters with American Ballet Theatre for the 35th Anniversary Gala, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 1975.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Alexander Godunov in the pas de deux from Le Corsaire with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1981.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Alexander Godunov in Swan Lake with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1980.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell in Giselle with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1977.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov in Medea with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1977.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov and Marcia Haydée in Medea with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1977.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland in Don Quixote with American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1976.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov in Dances at a Gathering for a Gala Benefit Concert with the New York City Ballet, Hollywood Bowl, 1979.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov rehearsing Apollo for a Gala Benefit Concert with the New York City Ballet, Hollywood Bowl, 1979.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn.

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov resting between rehearsals for a Gala Benefit Concert with the New York City Ballet, Hollywood Bowl, 1979.

    photo by and courtesy of donald bradburn

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