Incredible photo... Russian ballet class during WWII.  Even in the rubble and ash of war, there is still room for art.

Ballet class in a destroyed Russian town in WWII Info added by Nandor Ljubanović : ballet school in Leningrad during the period was evacuated.

The work of Russian photographer Nikolay Krusser, his love of ballet is evident in his beautiful work

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The work of Russian photographer Nikolay Krusser, his love of ballet is evident in his beautiful work. Russia looks like a Degas painting

LOVE Everything about Swan Lake - the music, the dance, the drama, the costumes!

Ballerina Photo in Black & White, Russian Dancer Performing the Dying Swan in St Petersburg, Russia. Fine Art Print x

Anna Pavlova (Russian: А́нна Па́влова; February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century.

Anna Pavlova ~ a Russian ballerina of the late to early century, she is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history; became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Tamara Karsavina (10 March 1885 – 26 May 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.

fawnvelveteen: “ Tamara Karsavina March 1885 – 26 May 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.

Pretty.  Love the colors & textures

girls Cool like old ballerina feathers nice dresses dancers old dress old fashion dress

why didn't my mom put me in rhythmic gymnastics when I was little?

Flex-ability to the extreme Rhythmic training in Russia. this is pretty much considered abuse, but these girls are immensely flexible.

Irina Baronova as the Queen of  Shemakhan in Le Coq d’Or ca. 1930s  National Library of Australia (after Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Company) - Ballet Russe

Irina Baronova as the Queen of Shemakhan in Le Coq d’Or ca. National Library of Australia (after Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Company) - Ballet Russe

1920's dancer. The fact that her torso causes a shadow beneath her just gives it a lovely effect, there looks like there is another dancer on the stage. Her legs look powerful and strong holding her body weight but her top half looks graceful by the way her arms are positioned and the dancer's face looks calm in her own little world.

Alexandra Danilova 1903 - 1997 Mariinsky Ballet, Ballets Russes, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo,one of Balanchine's early partners.

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

Bolshoi Ballet 1958 - Bolshoi Ballet 1958 photographed by Cornell Capa (brother of the famous photographer Robert Capa).

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