anna pavlova... beautiful

Anna Pavlova -- prima ballerina who invented pointe by darning her ballet slippers --photo by Ira L. Hill 1921

Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) was a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as 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

Anna Pavlova's dying swan..No one ever danced it more beautifully...

Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova, "The Dying Swan"

swans #ballet

tulle and pointe

a russian/french ballet ballerina dress

Energy #Dance - the exaltation of surpassing the body, flying through air, and trusting #God.

so beautiful!

Gillian Murphy (American Ballet Theater) in Kevin McKenzie's "Swan Lake" beautiful.


The English National Ballet also commissioned Karl Lagerfeld to design a Dying Swan tutu and costumes for Apollo in 2009.

Ballet Dancer #ballet, #style,

Svetlana Zakharova rehearsing Swan Lake

Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev rehearse Marguerite & Armand 1963. When she dies, Armand does not yet realize that she has gone, and only knows when her hand falls from his. Many commented that it was "like a private moment that they didn't want to intrude on.

This is good for drawing

Margot Fonteyn (Peggy Hookham) 1919-1991 Fonteyn was the first internationally aclaimed ballerina to be trained in England. Before her most ballet dancers came from Russia, Italy or France. She was famous for her elegance, sensitivity and charm. In 1962 she formed one of the most famous dancing partnerships in the history of ballet with Russian superstar Rudolf Nureyev