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Russian ballet at the Palace Theatre, London

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The plaque, which you can see at the end of the block of photos below, blithely proclaims that the Palace Theatre  is famed for being the home of London’s longest-running musicals. 1,371 more words

Architecture

Conchord Festival 2016 - Piano 4-hands afternoon concert

A mile or so along the river from where I live in Teddington, SW London, the attractive 18th-century church of St Mary’s in Twickenham sits on a grassy plinth overlooking the Thames. 493 more words

General

Alicia Markova, la chatte


More fascinating ladies of dance…

Alicia probably wouldn’t have believed she would ever turn into a splendid she-cat for Balanchine as a star of the Ballets Russes. 222 more words

Illustrations

Lydia Lopokova house, London

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Most of the world knows her as Lydia Lopokova, although she was born and grew up in St. Petersburg as Lidia Lopukhova. 1,129 more words

Theater Artists' Homes

Ballets Russes at the Lyceum Theatre, London

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The critics ate the Ballets Russes alive when they opened for a short, “low-priced,” season in London at the Lyceum Theatre on 21 Wellington St. 994 more words

Architecture, Various

Happy 144th Birthday Sergei Diaghilev

Today is the 144th birthday of the ballet dancer and founder of Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev. To be able to see those performances in the 1920s Paris with collaborations between Debussy, Matiss… 6 more words

Reblogs

Dancers are instruments..

This week’s inspirational dance quote, from George Balanchine, is; ‘Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays’.

After watching Balanchine stage a new version of Ballets Russes Le Chant de Rossingol, Diaghilev made Balanchine Ballet Master. 95 more words

Carole Edrich Dance Photography