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 Firebird Ballet Story – Do you need a Firebird Ballet Synopsis?
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 La Boutique Fantasque Ballet
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?