Originally posted on First Night Design in 2013.
The origin of this image is unknown, which suggests it is rare. At a guess, it dates from the late 1910s or early 1920s and was possibly the cover of a ballet and theatre periodical. It is an image I fell in love with a couple of years ago when I was exploring Vintage Art Download, an exquisite site full of vintage images — some very rare — offered for sale by Mindy Sommers of Color Bakery.
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Take care and keep laughing!
- Ballet Is in Crisis Because It’s Turning Into a Sport (newrepublic.com)
- VIDEO: How ballet uses mime to tell stories (bbc.co.uk)
- You’re Never Too Old to Do Ballet! (adultballerinaproject.com)
- Vadim Pisarev, The World Ballet Star (gotodonetsk.wordpress.com)
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