For our Thanksgiving post, no turkeys; instead, a spectre; a sixties-pink spectre of the rose. The precious togs at right were worn by Vaslav Nijinsky in the infamous Ballets Russes production of the Michel Fokine ballet circa 1911. Now they hang on display at the Vaganova Ballet Academy Museum. They come to arts·meme courtesy of Lorin Johnson, who snapped ...
Tamara Karsavina coaches Margot Fonteyn in “Le Spectre de la Rose” Joan Lawson teaches Royal Ballet boys (courtesy Richard Slaughter) Nijinska rehearses Les Noces for the Royal Ballet revival of 1966. (Thank you, Richard Slaughter, former Royal Ballet principal dancer)
We’ve always imported major dance companies to L.A. In ye olden days, that meant New York City Ballet at the Greek Theater in Griffith Park. But now we go global. It worsens our nettlesome trade deficit. We buy more of their stuff and they don’t buy enough of ours. Our cocaine comes from South America; ...
This dapper fellow is E.O. Hoppé, Great Britain’s German-born society-and-arts photographer (1878-1972) whose current show at London’s National Portrait Gallery has spawned very positive reviews. [Click on E.O.'s photo for better view] And it all has a Los Angeles connection. arts·meme friend, Graham Howe, who divides his time between Sydney and Pasadena, is a distinguished photography ...