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Tamara Karsavina

Tamara Karsavina was born on 10 March 1885.She was a Russian Prima Ballerina who was famous for her beauty .She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and then of the Ballet Russes of Serge Diaghilev.She began teaching ballet after she settled in Britain and gained popularity for being one of the founders of modern British ballet.The roles for which she is famous are Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee,the Tsar Maiden in the The Little Humpbacked Horse and Medora in Le Corsaire. Paied with Nijinsky she created many famous roles such as,Fokine’s Les Sylphides,Cleopatre,Carnaval,Firebird ,Le Spectre de la Rose,Narcisse,Petrousha,Thamar,Daphnis et Chloe and Le Coq d’or.She married a British diplomat in 1917 and then moved outside London.Tamara Karsavina has also coached Margot Fonteyn. She wrote articles on technique for the journal Dancing Times,her autobiography Theater Street and the text classical ballet named The Flow Of Movement.


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