danceistolivetoliveistodance:

adrhenaline:

Czech national ballet

That last gif made my jaw drop a little

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wehadfacesthen:

Anna Pavlova, 1910’s, photo by G. L. Manuel Frères 
from birdsong217

wehadfacesthen:

Anna Pavlova, 1910’s, photo by G. L. Manuel Frères 

from birdsong217

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wehadfacesthen:

Dancers of the Sadler’s Wells Ballet making up in their dressing-room, London, 1937. Photo by Angus McBean.
Sadler’s Wells became The Royal Ballet in 1956.
via spectredelarose

wehadfacesthen:

Dancers of the Sadler’s Wells Ballet making up in their dressing-room, London, 1937. Photo by Angus McBean.

Sadler’s Wells became The Royal Ballet in 1956.

via spectredelarose

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finethankyouandyou:

Suzanne Farrell in George Balanchine’s Vienna Waltzes.

Photograph by Martha Swope.

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finethankyouandyou:

Mikhail Baryshnikov in Leonid Jacobson’s ballet Vestris.  Photographed by Martha Swope, 1975-76.

Music by Genaidi Banschikov.

First performed at the International Ballet Competition, Moscow, June, 1969, with Baryshnikov (aged 21).

"Portraying Auguste Vestris, the French eighteenth-century dancer, Baryshnikov’s vivid performance…  astonished the jury, which included Maya Plisetskaya, Ulanova, Grigorovich, and Chabukiani. Plisetskaya …  gave Baryshnikov thirteen out of a possible twelve. He won the gold medal." From Solomon Volkov’s book St. Petersburg: A cultural History. Page 506.

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scottyluvsu said: Hey there, I love your blog. I also have a passion for dance history. My mentor at Michigan State inspired quite the appreciation. Have you done any work yourself with dance history?

Hi!  Sorry this has taken me so long to answer!  I’m glad you have been enjoying the blog :)  I feel like I’ve been slacking a lot since I graduated and have a real world job, haha.  

Anyways, I have not done any work specifically with dance history, but I think it’s safe to say that I LOVE dance and art history of all styles.  I really started to become interested after I took a couple of dance history and art history courses in college.  After that, I interned at the American Dance Festival and was able to live and breathe dance history.  It was amazing and I totally recommend interning with a dance festival - it will be a LOT of work though. :D  

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