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Sergei Nikolaevich Khudekov

journalist , playwright , author , Ballet critic

Sergei Khudekov, USSR Journalist, ballet critic, playwright, author.


Khudekov, Sergei was born in 1837.


Graduated in law from Moscow University.


Theatre and ballet critic from the mid-1860s under the pseudonym ‘Zhalo’. From 1871, editorproprietor of the Petersburg Gazette. Active in many theatre commissions and helped run the Narodnyi Teatr.

Collected an immense amount of material (15,000 items) on 17-19th century choreography. Wrote Istoriia Tantsev Vsekh Vremen i Narodov, Petersburg, 1913-1917.