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.

Yevgenia Obraztsova in Emeralds, from Jewels © Foteini Christofilopoulou - Ballet, балет, Ballett, Bailarina, Ballerina, Балерина, Ballarina, Dancer, Dance, Danse, Danza, Танцуйте, Dancing, Classical Ballet, Russian Ballet

Evgenia Obraztsova in "Emeralds" from Balanchine's Jewels / Bolshoi's London Season at Royal Opera House/ july-august 2013 / Photo by Foteini Christofilopoulou

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.

Russian ballerina performing the Dying Swan in St Petersburg, Russia. Plateia.co…

Ballerina Photo in Black & White, Russian Dancer Performing the Dying Swan in St Petersburg, Russia. Fine Art Print. A4, A3, 13"x19" #5

Ballerina in Black & White, Russian Dancer Performing the Dying Swan in St Petersburg - Photo by Clare Bambers

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

Anna Pavlova (1881 –1931) Regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Later she toured the world with her own company. Here she wears a Russian costume.

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.

Yekaterina Kondaurova in "Diamonds" from Balanchine's "Jewels," Mariinsky Theatre. Photo (c) Gene Schiavone.

Yekaterina Kondaurova, Mariinsky Theatre, “Diamonds”© George Balanchine Trust photo by Gene Schiavone.

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

Svetlana Zakharova in Don Quixote at Teatro San Carlo - Photo by Francesco Squeglia / Светлана Захарова

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

Gorgeous shot of a dance lesson at a studio. "the Bolshoi Ballet, photographed by Cornell Capa (brother of the famous photographer Robert Capa)." I really like the authentic feel of the ballet studio and how the picture has warmth due to the soft lighting

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

Liberty Magazine 1946 december 21 SIX CURTAINS FOR NATASHA: RUSSIAN BALLET

Liberty Magazine 1946 december 21 SIX CURTAINS FOR NATASHA: RUSSIAN BALLET

Russian Ballet, Magazine Covers, Liberty, Curtains, December, Freedom, Blinds, Political Freedom, Draping

Russian photographer and ballerina Darian Volkova takes an innovative approach to exploring St. Petersburg’s architecture with her new ballet photography series Ballet House Tales.    Each dancer melds into her surroundings, molding herself to the surfaces. Serpentine poses snake around spiral staircases and arms stretch to mirror the circular windows, while Volkova captures it all by framing her characters within the architectural elements.

Ballerina Combines Intricate Beauty of Russian Ballet and Architecture

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