Anna Pavlova, Ballet Russes

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Anna Pavlova in a beautiful costume for a Russian dance.    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/picture-preview-anna-pavlova-twentieth-century-ballerina-7873178.html?action=gallery=5

Picture preview: Anna Pavlova Twentieth Century Ballerina

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 Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova February 12 [O. January She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes , later with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlova as Giselle - 1924 - London  Laura Johnson via Kinsey Novak onto dance

Anna Pavlova as 'Giselle' - 1924 - London - Mlle: Anna Pavlova as 'Giselle' - 1924 - London - Mlle

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

vintagegal: “Anna Pavlova photo by Ira L. Hill 1921 ” For the fairy princess ballerina in all of us…

Anna Pavlova A fragile girl who was at first denied entry to the Russian Imperial Ballet School due to the delicacy of her constitution, Anna Pavlova became one of the most famous classical ballet dancers in history.

Anna Pavlova A fragile girl who was at first denied entry to the Russian Imperial Ballet School due to the delicacy of her constitution, Anna Pavlova became one of the most famous classical ballet dancers in history.

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Anna Pavlova was a Russian prima ballerina of the late centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev.

Anna Pavlova's swan costume.  Oh my gosh... <3 <3 <3

Anna Pavlova's Swan Lake Ballet Dress with goose feathers, 1907 This is one very bird like tutu!

Anna Pavlova in a costume designed by Leon Bakst. - The Independent

Picture preview: Anna Pavlova Twentieth Century Ballerina

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Anna Pavlova in her signature role, The Dying Swan. Her feet were so severely arched, she had to invent her own reinforced shoe. It is rumored that she would retouch her photographs to make her pointe shoes look like those favorable of the era.

Anna Pavlova as the Spanish Doll in The Fairy Doll created for the Hermitag - The Independent

Picture preview: Anna Pavlova Twentieth Century Ballerina

Anna Pavlova as the Spanish Doll in The Fairy Doll created for the Hermitage Theatre.

Anna Pavlova, 1927. Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Paris, James Abbe. - Pinned by blocked pinner Deidré Wallace to Dance - Images and Photography - 19.9.2013 - 3 repins 2 likes - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251568329158673484/

Legendary Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova - 1927 - Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Paris - Photo by James Abbe

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