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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


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


May 29, 1913: Ill-Mannered Factions? In Paris?

On the evening of the May 29, 1913, the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, the newest venue in Paris, open for just over a month, was packed.  According to a newspaper report: “Never. 385 more words

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