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Srbui Stepanovna Lisitsian

ballet historian

Srbui Lisitsian, USSR Ballet historian.

Background

Lisitsian, Srbui was born on June 27, 1893 in Tbilisi.

Education

Graduated from the Ger’e Higher Women’s Courses and the Studio of the Expressive Word in the class of O. Ozarovskaia, 1917.

Career

In 1917, founded the Studio of Declamation, Rhythm and Plastic. Worked in the field of folk dance and carried out research into ethnographic aspects of the dance. Founder and director of the Erevan Choreographic School, 1930-1937.

The latter was the result of her life’s research into Armenian folk-dance history. Also choreographer, stage director and teacher.