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Incredible photo... Russian ballet class during WWII. Even in the rubble and ash of war, there is still room for art. Perfect example of Russia's love of ballet.

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Russian Ballet. Svetlana Zakharova. More: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russian-Dating/539187666095750

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Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) was a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as 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.

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<<Svetlana Zakharova (Bolshoi Ballet) as Giselle # "Giselle" # Photo © Pierluigi Abbondanza>>

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Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina. While touring in The Hague, Pavlova was told that she had pneumonia and required an operation. She was also told that she would never be able to dance again if she went ahead with it. She refused to have the surgery, saying "If I can't dance then I'd rather be dead." She died of pleurisy, three weeks short of her 50th birthday. She was holding her costume from The Dying Swan when she spoke her last words, "Play the last measure very softly."

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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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