Vaslav Nijinsky Biography – His Life In a Nutshell

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Vaslav Nijinsky Biography Vaslav Nijinsky is one of the most famous male ballet dancers to ever have graced our planet, so that is why I couldn’t have a ballet blog without at least having a Vaslav Nijinsky biography somewhere on it. Even though we have only the testimony of eye-witnesses and the frozen images of … Read more Vaslav Nijinsky Biography – His Life In a Nutshell

Le Spectre De La Rose Ballet – Still Famous Over A Hundred Years Later

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Le Spectre De La Rose is a ballet in one act (choreographic tableau) about a young girl who dreams of dancing with the spirit of a souvenir rose from her first ball. Jean-Louise Vaudoyer based the ballet story on a verse by Theophile Gautier. The Le Spectre De La Rose Ballet was originally choreographed by … Read more Le Spectre De La Rose Ballet – Still Famous Over A Hundred Years Later

Petrushka Synopsis And A Brief History

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If you are looking for the Ballet Petrushka Synopsis, you can scroll down a little, but first a little history. Petrushka is considered a Burlesque ballet and it is done in one act and four tableaux. It was first performed by Ballets Russes at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on the 13th of June … Read more Petrushka Synopsis And A Brief History

Scheherazade Ballet Story And History

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The Scheherazade Ballet is another one of those old Russian Ballets that has stood the test of time. In this article, I will be looking at both the Scheherazade ballet story and history, as I love to see how these old ballets originated and were put together. A Bit Of Ballet History The original Scheherazade … Read more Scheherazade Ballet Story And History

Le Carnaval – What Happened To This Ballet?

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Le Carnaval was a pantomime ballet which was one act long written and danced in the early 1900’s. Lebretto and choreography was by Fokine Music was written by Schumann and orchestration was done by Rimsky-Korsakov. Scenery and Costumes were done by Leon Bakst. Le Carnaval ballet was first performed after three spontaneous rehearsals as a … Read more Le Carnaval – What Happened To This Ballet?

Les Sylphides Chopin – The Ballet And It’s History

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Les Sylphides Chopin – The History Les Sylphides Chopin ballet is a famous ballet in one act. The choreography was done by Fokine and the music by Chopin. Les Sylphides was first performed at an examination performance at the Maryinsky Theater, St Petersburg on the 20th of March 1908. It was then performed in a … Read more Les Sylphides Chopin – The Ballet And It’s History

Mathilde Kschessinska – Famous Russian Ballerina

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Mathilde Kschessinska was born in St. Petersburg Ligovo, near Peterhof in the of August 1872. She was the daughter of a well-known dancer of Polish origin, Feliks Krzesiński. Her father and her brother were both dancers in St. Petersburg. Mathilde Kschessinska graduated from the Imperial Ballet School in 1890 and five years later was filling all the … Read more Mathilde Kschessinska – Famous Russian Ballerina

Getting To Know Carlotta Grisi

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I always love to learn about famous dancers of our past as these are the people who shaped dance for the future. today I would like to focus on Carlotta Grisi. Who Was Carlotta Grisi? Carlotta Grisi was born in Visinada as Caronne Adele Josephine Marie Grisi on the 28th of June 1819 in Italy. She … Read more Getting To Know Carlotta Grisi

An Old Ballet For You…About A Horse

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Here is an old ballet, but also a very interesting ballet called Little Humped Back Horse. You can watch the entire production right here. This version above is more modernized than the original which is well over a hundred years old and was done at the Mariinsky. This old ballet is based on the fairytale … Read more An Old Ballet For You…About A Horse

Anna Pavlova Biography (1881-1931)

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The Anna Pavlova Biography proves to be both interesting and compelling. She led a short life but achieved so much. She also managed to accomplish all her dreams, something most people don’t manage to do in a lifetime. Anna Pavlova The Ballerina Anna Pavlova was born in 1881 just outside St. Petersburg. She saw a … Read more Anna Pavlova Biography (1881-1931)