Friday, 13 January 2012

Dances of Sugarplum Fairies

And my Christmas present from my roommate was a trip to see The Nutcracker Ballet in Philadelphia! Yay! It is my favorite ballet. Growing up with a dancer mum and being a little ballerina, all I wanted in the world was to be able to dance the part of Clara! Unfortunately, my ballet company said "EVERYBODY does The Nutcracker. We'll do A Christmas Carol instead!" But then, at the Christmas party on the Navy base one year when I was very small I received my VERY OWN NUTCRACKER! Which I promptly drop and broke on the way to the car. So, naturally, my parents spent the next week calling me Clara. I was NOT amused.

Anyway, I no longer dance, but I still think that ballet is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Let me show you!


1938 Margot Fonteyn in "Horoscope"

Louis Merante and Amalia Ferraris: 1860s

Swan Lake

1930 Swan Lake rehearsal at the Opera de Paris

Russian Ballerina Fjedorova

Violetta Elvin



Adelina Genee as Swanilda


Anonymous said...

the costume on the 1910 ballarina is breathtaking.

Whyte Fairy said...

Isn't it though? I had such a tough time deciding which pictures would have to wait for a later post. I love them all!

Anonymous said...

I understand that as I really like the grace and beauty of Ballet.

Natalia Heaney said...

The caption on the 1910 picture says (in the Cyrillic alphabet) “Tamara Karsavina”.:)

Whyte Fairy said...

Thank you Natalia! I really appreciate the translation! ^_^