"The Firebird". To follow more boards dedicated to dance photography, pas de deux, little ballerinas, quotes, pointe shoes, makeup and ballet feet follow me www.pinterest.com/carjhb. I also direct the Mogale Youth Ballet and if you'd like to be patron of our company and keep art alive in Africa, head over to www.facebook.com/mogaleballet like us and send me a message!
The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.
Ballet dancer Tamara Karsavina in 'The Firebird', 1912. Karsavina (1885-1978) was a famous Russian ballerina, renowned for her beauty, who was most noted as a Principal Artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev. After settling in Hampstead, England, she began teaching ballet professionally and would become recognised as one of the founders of modern British ballet. @designerwallace