Category: ballet history

Les Sylphides (Ballet Rambert, 1943), in Brock…

Les Sylphides (Ballet Rambert, 1943), in Brockwell Park’s Open Air Theatre in London, as part of the local Holidays-at-Home program.

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Natalia Bessmertnova would have been 77 today.

In regards to the photo on your banner, given …

In regards to the photo on your banner, given that the one you provided and the banner both have 6 students and were photographed around the same time, maybe we can assume that they are the same people? Based on the comparison of the 2 photos, my guess would be, left to right: Neugasova, Novichenko, Odinstova, Komissarova, Osipenko (?), Kolpakova? I do know many Russian sites identify Irina Gensler as the one in the middle, but in 1948 she graduated and this is a 1950/1951 photo…?

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Continuing on from this and this.

I have to say, I am once again very impressed with this blog’s brain trust. You guys are amazing with your research 🙂 

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Olga Spessivtseva was born on this day (July 18) in 1895.

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Olga Spessivtseva graduate from the Imperial Ballet School (now Vaganova Ballet Academy) in 1913.

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Olga Spessivtseva as Esmeralda. Mariinsky Theatre. 1918. 

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Olga Spessivtseva as Giselle.


Giselle (Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, 1927), at…

Giselle (Les Ballets de
Monte Carlo, 1927), at the Drury Lane Theatre in London

Maya Plisetskaya and Alexander Bogatyrev (Bols…

Maya Plisetskaya and Alexander Bogatyrev (Bolshoi Ballet, 1979)

An exhibition commemorating Yuri Soloviev, ex-…

An exhibition commemorating Yuri Soloviev, ex-premier danseur of the Kirov Ballet, in the Mariinsky II theatre (October 2015).