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Alexandra Danilova (Nov. 20, 1903 - July 13, 1997) was born in Russia and trained at the Imperial School of Ballet in St. Petersberg, Russia. She was of the most popular dancers of her time and danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1938 - 1945 where she was often partnered by Freddie Franklin. The two were part of the original cast of Danses Concertantes premiering September 10, 1944. Choreography for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo was by George Balanchine.

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from vintage-rama.blogspot.com

Danse Vintage - Partie 2

Pointe shoes are one of the most fascinating inventions to dancers and non-dancers alike. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how they should be properly worn or maintained. Whether you’re an actual student who is new to pointe, or you’re young at heart...

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Gorgeous shot of a dance lesson at a studio. "the Bolshoi Ballet, 1958, photographed by Cornell Capa (brother of the famous photographer Robert Capa)."

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from Condé Nast Traveler

Time to Fawn Over More Vintage Travel Posters - Photos

Vintage travel poster for Moscow, Russia. If only I could find where to buy it! It would go perfectly with my collection.

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Reminds me of my mama, an amazing theatre director. At this point she'd remind us, "If you can see them, they can see you!" And sheepishly we'd back away.

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