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Ballet Collection

"Ballet: A Timeless Art of Grace and Elegance" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of ballet, where beauty unfolds with every delicate movement

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Carmen Presented by Cuyahoga County Opera Association and the Federal Music Project : Ballet directed by Madame Bianca. Poster for Federal Music Project presentation of Carmen, showing a matador

Background imageBallet Collection: Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records

Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records
The female contortionist Diana Gaye in the sitting room, putting a record on the record player, with an array of the latest LP covers on display. Date: 1971

Background imageBallet Collection: Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance

Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance
The Ugly Sisters try to follow their dancing master while Cinderella stands disconsolately by the fire. A scene from a ballet version of Cinderella, based on French and Spanish fairytales

Background imageBallet Collection: Anna Pavlova dancing Swan Lake

Anna Pavlova dancing Swan Lake
Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) Russian ballet dancer photographed here in Swan Lake in 1920

Background imageBallet Collection: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev
Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias (1919-1991) British ballerina with Rudolph Nureyev (1938-1993) Russian ballet dancer in 1962 with Sir Frederick Ashton (1904-1988) British choreographer

Background imageBallet Collection: Cover of the vocal score of opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, 1853

Cover of the vocal score of opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, 1853. Found in the collection of Museo Teatrale alla Scala

Background imageBallet Collection: Ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), 1910s. Artist: Lavery, Sir John (1856-1941)

Ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), 1910s. Artist: Lavery, Sir John (1856-1941)
Ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), 1910s. From a private collection

Background imageBallet Collection: Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn Perform Swan Lake

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn Perform Swan Lake
Soviet born dancer Rudolf Nureyev and British Margot Fonteyn perform " Swan lake" during the opening of International Dance Festival at the Champs-Elysees theater in Paris on November 6

Background imageBallet Collection: Prima Ballerina Russian Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlova

Prima Ballerina Russian Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlova
1924: Russian Ballet dancer Anna Pavlova (1882 - 1931), regarded as the prima ballerina of her era. (Photo by James Abbe/General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageBallet Collection: Poster for the Opera Tosca by G. Puccini, 1899. Creator: Hohenstein, Adolfo (1854-1928)

Poster for the Opera Tosca by G. Puccini, 1899. Creator: Hohenstein, Adolfo (1854-1928)
Poster for the Opera Tosca by G. Puccini, 1899. Private Collection

Background imageBallet Collection: DEGAS: DANCERS, c1877. Two dancers on stage. Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas, c1877

DEGAS: DANCERS, c1877. Two dancers on stage. Oil on canvas by Edgar Degas, c1877

Background imageBallet Collection: Cover of Dance magazine, January 1929

Cover of Dance magazine, January 1929
Art deco cover of Dance magazine, January 1929, featuring Anna Pavlova Date: 1929

Background imageBallet Collection: Margot Fonteyn dancing with Rudolf Nureyev at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - November 1963

Margot Fonteyn dancing with Rudolf Nureyev at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - November 1963 22/11/1963

Background imageBallet Collection: Ballet / Firebird 1914

Ballet / Firebird 1914
An elaborately dressed woman with a firebird on her hand: a design influenced by the recent Diaghilev ballet, with music by Stravinsky

Background imageBallet Collection: Four ballerinas on a music sheet

Four ballerinas on a music sheet
Four ballerinas depicted on a music sheet, performing The Celebrated Pas de Quatre, composed by Jules Perrot, as danced at Her Majestys Theatre, London, on 12 July 1845

Background imageBallet Collection: Ballerina & Snow

Ballerina & Snow
View from the Artists Window Romantic depiction of a young blonde ballerina looking at the snowy scene ouside

Background imageBallet Collection: Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia

Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia
Ballet dancers from the French Academie de Musique et de Danse rehearsing Coppelia (music by Delibes). Mademoiselle Carlotta Zambelli, Italian dancer and teacher, is in pink on the left

Background imageBallet Collection: Anna Pavlova / Programme

Anna Pavlova / Programme
ANNA PAVLOVA Russian ballet dancer

Background imageBallet Collection: Le chevalier aux fleurs (The Knight of the Flowers), 1894

Le chevalier aux fleurs (The Knight of the Flowers), 1894. Found in the Collection of the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageBallet Collection: ballerina's back 2

ballerina's back 2
Young beautiful ballerina is posing in studio. Alexander Yakovlev

Background imageBallet Collection: Poster for the Opera Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini

Poster for the Opera Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini. Private Collection

Background imageBallet Collection: Dancer, c. 1874. Artist: Degas, Edgar (1834-1917)

Dancer, c. 1874. Artist: Degas, Edgar (1834-1917)
Dancer, c. 1874. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageBallet Collection: A portrait of Anna Pavlova in her Swan Dance, 1923

A portrait of Anna Pavlova in her Swan Dance, 1923
A portrait of Anna Pavlova, the worlds greatest ballerina in her Swan Dance, 1923 Date: 1923

Background imageBallet Collection: Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published

Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published in l Illustration on November 26, 1925. Watercolour

Background imageBallet Collection: Dancers, Pink and Green, ca. 1890. Creator: Edgar Degas

Dancers, Pink and Green, ca. 1890. Creator: Edgar Degas
Dancers, Pink and Green, ca. 1890

Background imageBallet Collection: Poster for the Opera Iris by Pietro Mascagni, 1898

Poster for the Opera Iris by Pietro Mascagni, 1898. From a private collection

Background imageBallet Collection: Opera Lakme by Leo Delibes in the Theatre national de l opera-comique, 1883

Opera Lakme by Leo Delibes in the Theatre national de l opera-comique, 1883. Found in the collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageBallet Collection: Poster for the opera Turandot at the Teatro alla Scala, 1926

Poster for the opera Turandot at the Teatro alla Scala, 1926. Found in the Collection of Museo Teatrale alla Scala

Background imageBallet Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tom Newman, the Duke of Beauforts huntsman, taking part as a handler at the Peterborough Foxhound Show

Background imageBallet Collection: Margot Fonteyn repairing her ballet shoes

Margot Fonteyn repairing her ballet shoes
Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991), British ballet dancer, pictured at her Kensington home repairing her ballet shoes around the time she danced the role of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty at a Royal Command Gala

Background imageBallet Collection: Poster advertising a Dance Festival in the USSR

Poster advertising a Dance Festival in the USSR
Poster advertising a Dance Festival in Moscow and Leningrad, USSR, 10 to 20 June 1936

Background imageBallet Collection: The Tocher (1938)

The Tocher (1938)

Background imageBallet Collection: Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova (1881 - 1931), Russian ballet dancer as the Dying Swan in a performance of Swan Lake'. Date: 1912

Background imageBallet Collection: Costume design for the ballet The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by I. Stravinski, 1930

Costume design for the ballet The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by I. Stravinski, 1930. Private Collection

Background imageBallet Collection: Tamara Karsavina. Cover of the Jugend Magazine, 1914. Artist: Blanche, Jaques-Emile (1861-1942)

Tamara Karsavina. Cover of the Jugend Magazine, 1914. Artist: Blanche, Jaques-Emile (1861-1942)
Tamara Karsavina. Cover of the Jugend Magazine, 1914. Private Collection

Background imageBallet Collection: Stage design for the ballet The Afternoon of a Faun by C. Debussy, 1912

Stage design for the ballet The Afternoon of a Faun by C. Debussy, 1912. Artist: Bakst, Leon (1866-1924)
Stage design for the ballet The Afternoon of a Faun by C. Debussy, 1912. From a private collection

Background imageBallet Collection: The Girl. Costume design for the ballet The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by I

The Girl. Costume design for the ballet The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by I. Stravinsky, 1912. Found in the collection of the State Central A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Moscow

Background imageBallet Collection: LA Peri / Ballet Russes

LA Peri / Ballet Russes
LA PERI Costume design for Mademoiselle N. Trouhanowa Date: 1911

Background imageBallet Collection: Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that

Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that was introduced in Europe after World War I

Background imageBallet Collection: The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas)

The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas)
XOS1127595 The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 83.5x77.2 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Class conducted by Jules Perrot)

Background imageBallet Collection: BALLET: RITE OF SPRING. A soloist from the first English production of Igor Stravinsky s

BALLET: RITE OF SPRING. A soloist from the first English production of Igor Stravinsky s
BALLET: RITE OF SPRING. A soloist from the first English production of Igor Stravinskys ballet The Rite of Spring, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, 1913

Background imageBallet Collection: Safrica-Art-Dance-Ballet

Safrica-Art-Dance-Ballet
Dancers perform during a dress rehearsal for the ballet Giselle at the Johannesburg Theatre on April 7, 2016. Giselle, choreographed by French ballet dancers Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Background imageBallet Collection: Beach Ballet

Beach Ballet
August 1955: A ballet dancer draws circles in the sand with the points of her toes. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8498 - Festival Ballet Dancer - unpub

Background imageBallet Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene
While the King and Queen sleep, Prince Charming, with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy, bends to kiss the Sleeping Princess and thereby awaken her

Background imageBallet Collection: Swan Lake ballet, Siegfried and Odette fall in love

Swan Lake ballet, Siegfried and Odette fall in love
Siegfried and Odette fall in love while the little swans dance. Because of an evil spell, they are swans by day, and only resume human shape at midnight

Background imageBallet Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene
The christening scene in a ballet version of the Sleeping Beauty, with the wicked fairy Carabosse putting her curse on the baby Princess in her cradle

Background imageBallet Collection: The Tocher (1938)

The Tocher (1938)

Background imageBallet Collection: Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor in Frank Borzages Street Angel (1928)

Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor in Frank Borzages Street Angel (1928)
Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor in Street Angel (1928)



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"Ballet: A Timeless Art of Grace and Elegance" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of ballet, where beauty unfolds with every delicate movement. From the ethereal Anna Pavlova dancing Swan Lake to the mesmerizing performances of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, it has captivated audiences for generations. In the early 1910s, Sir John Lavery immortalized ballerina Anna Pavlova, a Prima Ballerina Russian Ballet Dancer known for her exquisite portrayal of characters like Odette in Swan Lake. Her grace and poise continue to inspire aspiring dancers even today. Speaking of Swan Lake, who can forget the iconic duo - Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev? Their performance was nothing short of magical as they breathed life into this timeless classic. The chemistry between them on stage was palpable, leaving spectators spellbound. Ballet is not just about classical pieces; it embraces various styles from around the world. Take Tango for instance - a passionate dance originating in Argentina that blends sensuality with intricate footwork. It's a testament to how ballet transcends borders and cultures. The artistry behind ballet extends beyond performances alone. Dance magazines like Dance magazine featured stunning covers showcasing renowned artists such as Anna Pavlova herself gracing their pages back in January 1929. These publications served as windows into this captivating realm. Even posters advertising dance festivals or specific productions evoke a sense of grandeur associated with ballet. Whether it be promoting Firebird in 1914 or Opera Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini, these visuals entice viewers into experiencing an extraordinary blend of music and movement. But perhaps one image that truly captures the essence is that of a ballerina amidst falling snowflakes – pure magic unfolding before our eyes. This depiction symbolizes both fragility and strength inherent within dancers, as they effortlessly glide across the stage.