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    Russian ballerina, actress, and muse Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960) in costume for her 1908 debut role as the title character for a single private performance of Oscar Wilde's 'Salomé', in which she stripped nude in the course of the Dance of the Seven Veils.

    Ida Rubinstein was a Russian ballerina, actress, patron and Belle Époque figure. She was orphaned at an early age and had, by the standard of Russian ballet, little formal training. Tutored by Mikhail Fokine, she made her debut in 1908 with a performance of Oscar Wilde's Salomé.

    Ballerina Anna Pavlova

    Maud Allan (1873-1956) was a famous dancer who was born in Canada as Beulah Maude Durrant, raised in San Francisco, and who later trained in piano in Berlin. When her brother was hanged in 1898 for the murder of two women in San Francisco, the trauma affected her for the rest of her life. She changed her name to Maud Allan and became a dancer. In 1906 she premiered her Vision of Salome, based on Oscar Wilde’s play Salome. Especially notorious was her Dance of the Seven Veils.

    22 Incredible Photos Of Ballerinas In Urban Cityscapes Of New York City (photos by Luis Pons): Madison Jayne Cole at Columbus Circle.


    Ballerina Anna Pavlova old ballet photo by, via Flickr

    Ida Rubinstein

    Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide in Scheherazade, 1910. Written by Alexandre Benois. Music by Rimsky-Korsakov. Choreography by Mikhail Fokine. Costumes and set design by Léon Bakst. Produced by Serge Diaghilev.

    Fanny Gaïda. S) French Ballerina (b. in 1961). Entered Paris Opera Ballet School in 1973. Joined corps of Paris Opera Ballet in 1978, became Sujet in '81, Première Danseuse in '89 and finally Etoile in 1993 (after her debut as Giselle).

    Oscar Wilde as Salome. Wow.

    Vintage ballet photo: ballerina Nadia Nerina.

    loving the Pink Veil and belly dancer outfit...

    Leslie Caron rehearses at the Opéra, 1950.

    belly dance

    silk fan veils - what a beautiful idea!

    Wedding Veil, Russian, 19th century, silk, metal, cotton


    Dance Of The Seven Veils. Pamela Palma.

    Purple peacock fan veils. Stunning.

    Jade el Jabel by Edu Fuica #bellydancing