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Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion.

Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (10 March 1885 – 26 May 1978) Russian ballerina, renowned for her beauty, who was most noted as a Principal Artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev.

This photos has apparently made the rounds since 1987, credited as Oscar Wilde as Salome. Although he did write a play for this, in which Sarah Bernhardt was set to appear, this photo is actually of Hungarian opera singer Alice Guszalewicz. If you place this side by side with a photo of Oscar Wilde, the resemblance is uncanny!

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Poetry expresses the idea; song regulates the sounds; dance enlivens the attitudes; these three have their principal in a man's heart, and it is only the later that musical instruments lend their help. ~ Yo Ki

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.

In dance... adorning the crown, extending to heavens...some say jewels are good protection against the invisible jealous ghosts

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Gelsey Kirkland - so beautiful even in the midst of such a difficult life.

Mikhail Baryshnikov & Natalia Romanovna Makarova (born October 21, 1940) is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina. The History of Dance, published in 1981, notes that “Her performances set standards of artistry and aristocracy of dance which mark her as the finest ballerina of her generation in the West.” She has also won awards as an actress.