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There’s no telling how much longer this place will remain, at least in the form it now has. As I was walking around looking for angles from which to photograph the facade of No. 893 more words
Leonide Massine was one of the principal choreographers of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Eventhough Massine is not as famous as other choreographers of the Ballets Russes like George Balanchine and Vaslav Njiinksy, his most famous ballets are still performed today. 555 more words
I have been looking fairly extensively at Pavlova’s tours in South America in 1917 and 1918, but for something different, I was curious to see what larger touring patterns might be present if I widened my focus. 342 more words
Today we celebrate the birth of Ida Rubinstein, actress, dancer and patron of the arts. Rubinstein was born into one of Imperial Russia’s wealthiest families, which gave her the best artistic education that money could buy whilst thwarting her passionate desire to make art herself. 262 more words
Over the last few days, my daughter, who turns three in December, has become obsessed by a movie called Ballet 422. It’s a documentary, released earlier this year and now streaming on Netflix, about the creation of an original work for the New York City Ballet by dancer and choreographer Justin Peck. 1,006 more words