Category: ballet history

tsiskaridze:

Vaganova Ballet Academy classical dance and duet methodology professor Irina Trifonova celebrates her jubilee today (October 29, 2019). Trifonova is the Academy’s longest-serving teacher – she has been working there since 1951! Trifonova had studied under Maria Romanova (Galina Ulanova’s mother) and Agrippina Vaganova. Happy birthday!

The photos are from the Vaganova Ballet Academy’s archive.

So, guys, I was asked to write an article on balet myths and since I kind of live under a rock I’m not that aware of them, therefore…

Do you have any suggestions? Opinions? Thoughts? Ideas?

Appart from the obvious – all male dancers are gay, dancers don’t eat etc.

More like – the Dying Swan is not actually part of Swan Lake, or that ballet is NOT from Russia.

Thanks in advance.

Marie Taglioni, Carlotta Grisi, Lucile Grahn, Fanny Cerrito

Pas de quatre

On this day, June 28th, Carlotta Grisi was born 200 years ago.

So happy birthday to the first Giselle and to the ballet itself, which was premiered on 28th of June 1841.

(pictures from gallica.bnf.fr)

Edward Villella rehearsing Swan Lake with George Balanchine (NYCB, 1964)

Edward Villella rehearsing Swan Lake with George Balanchine (NYCB, 1964)

Svetlana Adyrkhaeva as Mekhmeneh Banu in The Legend of Love (Bolshoi Ballet)

Svetlana Adyrkhaeva as Mekhmeneh Banu in The Legend of Love (Bolshoi Ballet)

Patricia McBride and Helgi Tomasson rehearsing Coppélia with Alexandra Danilova (NYCB, 1974)

Patricia McBride and Helgi Tomasson rehearsing Coppélia with Alexandra Danilova (NYCB, 1974)