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Pavlova, St. Denis and Shawn, Diaghilev--tours during WWI

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

Dance History

Afternoon of a faun

The ballet The afternoon of a Faun is considered one of the most controversial ballet ever created. Made by Vaslav Nijinsky, who also created the controversial ballet Le Sacre du Printemps, it is also a piece where a male dancer can excel. 632 more words


Vaslav Nijinsky - current muse (Painting)

I’ve been regularly dance training, voguing, for over four months now and have been reading up about ballet dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev and Vaslav Nijinsky. 118 more words


Ida Rubinstein

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


The poetry of motion

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


new bruises, ancient worlds

For the past week, I have slept with a pillow under my left knee, I’ve had completely un-sing-able compositions stuck in my head, and the sweet start of a callus forming on my right big toe.   294 more words


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