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Marie: the Words to a Love Song

I have translated “Marie,” mostly literally, a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire (26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) set to music by singer-songwriter Léo Ferré 940 more words


The dancer from the dance

Note: Every Friday, The A.V. Club, my favorite pop cultural site on the Internet, throws out a question to its staff members for discussion, and I’ve decided that I want to join in on the fun. 903 more words


Golden Age of the Peacock: Fashion & Fantasy, 1894-1920, Part Three

The final part of a three part series in which The Art of Dress explores the influence of one of the world’s most beautiful birds, the peacock, and one of its “Golden” ages of influence on fashion from 1894-1920. 642 more words

Revisiting The Art Of...

Detectives in The Attic: A 'Ballet and the Bloomsbury Group' Update

An enormous ‘Thank You’ is due to a Charleston Attic reader (and ballet aficionado) for suggesting that the sketch of a dancer discussed in the… 303 more words

Angelica Garnett Gift

Ballet and the Bloomsbury Group

When photographing small works on paper in the Gift, we came across this biro sketch on cardboard made by Duncan Grant. Depicting a dancer en pointe… 732 more words

Angelica Garnett Gift

YS-UZAC Sacre du Printemps Perfume Review

Legendary perfumer Edmond Roudnitska once said, “A beautiful perfume is one that gives us a shock”.  That was my initial impression when I happened upon the bottle of YS-UZAC’s… 726 more words

Perfume Reviews

Michel Fokine and Tamara Karsavina, The Firebird, 1910 (Paris)

Stung by criticism from the Paris critics who claimed he produced well-danced ballets with exotic décors and costumes but with no comparable innovative music component, Diaghilev turned to the young composer Igor Stravinsky. 130 more words

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