Tamara Karsavina

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Russian dancer who danced with Nijinsky (1885-1978)


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Tamara Karsavina served as one of the most famous soloists of Diaghilev's legendary Ballet Russes.
Among the other dancers in the first company were Tamara Karsavina, Michel Fokine, and Adolf Bolm.
Davis is as fascinated by tour itineraries, rehearsal schedules, and daily correspondence as she is by letters from Tamara Karsavina and Alexandra Danilova.
In addition to Baccelli, she profiles Adele Dumilatre (1821-1909), Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), and Moira Shearer (1926-2006) who all achieved celebrity as ballet soloists.
Standards at the Paris Opera Ballet had declined over the last part of the 19th century, and spectators were stunned when Tamara Karsavina, Alexandra Baldina, and Vaslav Nijinsky burst into a veritable feast of leaping and spinning in a trio by the company's 28-year-old choreographer, Mikhail (later Michel) Fokine.
For his second Paris season in 1910 he had Fokine stage Giselle as a full-evening presentation, partly to showcase Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky.
Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina (the only two serious contenders I didn't see dance), Galina Ulanova, or, surely the most unlikely, Margot Fonteyn.
With Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina as his chief interpreters, he revealed the folklore and fairgrounds of Russia to the West in ballets such as Firebird and Petrouchka, both to music by Igor Stravinsky, and the Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor, with its thrilling hordes of real men (as opposed to the female travesty dancers who performed male roles in the West).
Tamara Karsavina created the role of the mythical creature, wearing an exotic costume designed by Leon Bakst.