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The Firebird

The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

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The Archer and the Firebird

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Ivan Bilibin, Ivan Bilibin, The Tale of Prince Ivan, The Firebird and the Grey Wolf, 1899

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"The Firebird". To follow more boards dedicated to dance photography, pas de deux, little ballerinas, quotes, pointe shoes, makeup and ballet feet follow me www.pinterest.com/carjhb. I also direct the Mogale Youth Ballet and if you'd like to be patron of our company and keep art alive in Africa, head over to www.facebook.com/mogaleballet like us and send me a message!

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from Life in Russia

The Magical Kingdom of Russian Folklore – Part One

Large slavic folklore prints - Google Search

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Valeri Hristov as Ivan Tsarevich and Roberta Marquez in The Firebird by Royal Opera House Covent Garden, via Flickr

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Firebird - an important motif in Russian art and in many fairy tales

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Ekaterina and the Firebird by Abra Staffin-Wiebe, illustration by Anna & Elena Balbusso

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from NPR.org

Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

Misty Copeland dances in the title role of The Firebird. "It was one of the first really big principal roles I was ever given an opportunity to dance with American Ballet Theatre," she says.

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