Who Was Bronislava Nijinska?

Bronislava Nijinska

Let’s face it we have all heard of the famous Vaslav Nijinsky, but I wonder how many of you know that his sister, Bronislava Nijinska was also a very talented dancer and choreographer? Although Bronislava Nijinska is often identified as the sister of the celebrated Vaslav Nijinsky, she was a major artist in her own right … Read more

The Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing Super Stars

Nicholas brothers tap dancing

If you Google ‘Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing’ you will see these brothers are considered the greatest tap dancers of their time. The Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing is a sight to behold as you can see in this video below: Aren’t they amazing? Their performance in the musical number “Jumpin’ Jive” (with Cab Calloway and his orchestra) featured … Read more

Offenbach Gaite Parisienne Ballet History

offenbach gaite parisienne

The Offenbach Gaite Parisienne Ballet takes some of its characters from Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne. These include a rich Peruvian, a glove-seller, a flower girl, and an officer among others. The Gaite Parisienne Ballet shows the flirtations, quarrels, flirtations, convivial dancing, high spirits, and misunderstandings on the terrace of Tortoni’s restaurant in Paris from a … Read more

Le Tricorne Ballet (The Three Cornered Hat)

le tricorne ballet

Le Tricorne Ballet or in English, The Three-Cornered Hat is unique because of the mastery with which Massine, the choreographer, adapted the techniques of Spanish dancing to the theatre. The steps are all authentic, but their organization and arrangements are the fruit of classical choreography. Picasso did the decor, and Le Tricorne Ballet was first … Read more

Firebird Ballet Story – Do you need a Firebird Ballet Synopsis?

firebird ballet story

Did you know that the Firebird Ballet Story was taken from an old Russian Folktale called The Magic Glowing Bird? This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you purchase something, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Here are some Firebird Story Books that may interest you if … Read more

La Boutique Fantasque Ballet

La Boutique Fantasque Ballet

La Boutique Fantasque Ballet is a one-act ballet that was first performed by Ballets Russes in Alhambra Theatre, London on the 5th of May 1919. This ballet is also known as The Magic Toyshop or The Fantastic Toyshop. The choreography was done by Leonide Massine and the music by Rossini. Massine and Lopolova were the cancan … Read more