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Sergei Prokofiev

As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His most famous ballets are Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. 751 more words

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Fashion designers

Normally, ballet costumes are designed by professional ballet costume designers. Sometimes big names in the fashion industry are contracted for the costumes or decors of a new ballet.  698 more words

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Vespers

Most people I’ve met claim they were drawn into studying Russian by the country’s prolific literary culture (some, let’s be honest, because of the country’s seemingly… 634 more words

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Alicia Markova - Prima Ballerina Assoluta

Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1910 – 2004) was an English ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century. 142 more words

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Alicia Markova - Prima Ballerina Assoluta

Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1910 – 2004) was an English ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century. 142 more words

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Les Sylphides

On 2 June 1909, Les Sylphides premiered in Paris at Théâtre du Châtelet. The soloists who danced the premiere belong to the most famous dancers in the history of ballet, Vaslav Njiinksy, Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina. 572 more words

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Salomé by Oscar Wilde, 1892

“I am athirst for thy beauty; I am hungry for thy body; and neither wine nor fruits can appease my desire.” Salomé, Oscar Wilde

Sketch by Georges Barbier, 1914.   10 more words

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