Are you a ballet dancer who is thinking about taking ballet dancing to the next level as a possible career? Are you wondering if you have the perfect ballerina body type for this? As you probably already know, ballet is a visual art, and the more aesthetically pleasing your body is the better you will … Read more What Is A Perfect Ballerina Body?
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 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
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?
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
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
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)
Olga Preobrajenska was born in St. Petersburg on January 21, 1871. I have yet to find out what her real surname is hence the two different ways of spelling it in the title of this page. I have a feeling the one way is the Russian way and the other the English way. Her mother … Read more Who Exactly Is Olga Preobrajenska or Preobrazhenska?
Marie Petipa was the daughter of famous choreographer Marius Petipa, but she has quite a tragic story behind her. Marie Mariusovna Petipa was born on the 29th of October 1857 in St. Petersburg. She studied classical ballet under her father Marius Petipa. Her mother was Maria Petipa. She made her debut at the Mariinsky Theater … Read more Who Was Marie Petipa?
I always enjoy researching and finding out the history of dance and Marius Petipa (1818 – 1910) and The Imperial Russian Ballet come up so often in my reading that I thought that it only fitting to write a bit about him. Marius Petipa is the colossus of nineteenth-century ballet. Other choreographers may well have … Read more Marius Petipa And The Imperial Russian Ballet