Anna Pavlova

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Pavlova in La Bayadere

Anna Pavlova made her debut as Nikiya in La Bayadere at the Mariinsky on April It was her year in the theatre after graduating from the Imperial ballet school.

Anna Pavlova, 1927. Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Paris, James Abbe. - Pinned by blocked pinner Deidré Wallace to Dance - Images and Photography - 19.9.2013 - 3 repins 2 likes -

Legendary Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova - 1927 - Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Paris - Photo by James Abbe

Anna Pavlova

Early ballerina skirts were heavy, voluminous affairs that severely restricted the dancer's movements. Fortunately, by the early twentieth century, skirts were raised to the knees to showcase pointe work.

'Les Papillons' 1912 - Tamara Karsavina - The choreographer George Balanchine said he had fond memories of watching her when he was a student at the Imperial Ballet School. During her years with the company, she created many of her most famous roles in the ballets of Mikhail Fokine, including Petrushka and Le Spectre de la Rose. She was perhaps most famous for creating the title role in Fokine's The Firebird with Vaslav Nijinsky

- Tamara Karsavina – Russian ballerina, renowned for her beauty, who was most noted as a Principal Artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev.


Anna Pavlova in "La Fille Mal Gardée" - Classical Ballet News