Tamara Karsavina


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Russian dancer who danced with Nijinsky (1885-1978)

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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.
Alexandra Fedorova graduated from the Imperial Ballet School in 1902, in the same class as Tamara Karsavina.
They first resurrected Till in 1994 with the Paris Opera Ballet, and Jeux in 1996 at the Opera Ballet of Verona, with Fracci as the senior woman (a role originally danced by Tamara Karsavina, the Ballets Russes star whom Fracci played in the 1980 Herbert Ross feature film Nijinsky).
Along the way he sketched and painted, first recording the leading dancers of his day, among whom were Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, Ida Rubinstein, Michel Fokine, Adolf Bolm, and Vaslav Nijinsky, and finally, the brilliant mandalas of theosophic meditation.