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    Anna Pavlova.At the heart of her talent was sudden and instant inspiration. More often than not she was improvising, and could not repeat the pattern of her dances despite requests from her masters and partners. Later, when Anna Pavlova started teaching, this gift seemed to be a great obstacle as her students couldn’t copy the movements that she herself didn’t remember.

    Anna Pavlova in her costume for the Russian Dance.

    Anna Pavlova in pearls, 1910s.

    Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

    Anna Pavlova in a traditional Russian gown

    Russian costumes

    Fan Dancer - ballet - red - feathers @Eloria Leblanc this reminded me of you

    Atlantis Belly Dance Belt.

    A lady’s military-style black and cream wool felt bodice with contrasting embroidery and soutache trim, and silver military-style buttons; image courtesy of Charles A. Whitaker Auction Co.

    Anna Pavlova (Russian: А́нна Па́влова; February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century.

    Anna Pavlova

    The American actress Anna May Wong (1905-1961) in her role as a belly dancer in the movie "Hai Tang". Place and date unknown.

    Russian style

    Anna Pavlova


    Suit of the russian princess

    Russian traditional dress. I love the headdresses - they are called kokoshniks. The embroidery on the dress/tunic is exceptional.

    Anna Pavlova in costume for her Russian dance, 1910’s-20’s Her headdress is an elaborate version of what is known as a kokoshnik.

    Mongolian traditional costume

    Russian Imperial Eagle brooch, worn by Catherine II on Alexander Roslin portrait