Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

The History Girls: Tamara Karsavina: Stravinsky’s First Firebird by Janie Hampton

This is the story of a British diplomat and a Russian prima ballerina caught up in the October 1917 Russian revolution, and their dramatic escape with their love-child. In old age, relatives … Continue reading

10/27/2017 · 2 Comments

Beautiful Moira Shearer Dancing in The Red Shoes (1948) | FROM THE BYGONE

The Red Shoes is a 1948 British film about a ballet dancer, written, directed and produced by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, known collectively as The Archers. … Continue reading

07/27/2016 · 4 Comments

May 29, 1913: Ill-Mannered Factions? In Paris? | Wretched Richard’s Almanac

On the evening of May 29, 1913, the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, the newest venue in Paris, open for just over a month, was packed.  According to a newspaper report: “Never. … Continue reading

05/29/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • SIAN THOMAS • The Price • Apollo Theatre • 2003

Siân Thomas describes Sean Holmes, director of The Price, as one of the best she has worked with. ‘It’s very exciting,’ she says, ‘to find a new generation out there. … Continue reading

04/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Ballet Russes, The Firebird, Expressionist | kinneretstern

Valentina Blinova in L’Oiseau de feu [The Firebird], Ballets Russes, Sydney, 1936-1937 From the State Library of New South Wales. Source: Ballet Russes, The Firebird, Expressionist | kinneretstern

02/14/2016 · Leave a comment

On this day: Ballet in 1937

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
Danish ballerina Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka at the Theatre Royal. Australia, 11th January 1937. Kirsova created Australia’s first professional ballet company. Source

01/10/2016 · 2 Comments

December 15th: The Nutcracker scenery by Konstantin Ivanov | A Scholarly Skater

Above and below are scenic sketches for the first-ever production of the now-classic ballet The Nutcracker, which was originally staged in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. … Continue reading

12/16/2015 · Leave a comment

On this day: Ballerina Pierina Legnani in 1891

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
Italian ballerina Pierina Legnani photographed in London on the 15th of September, 1891, fifteen days before her twenty-eighth birthday. Legnani was born and…

09/15/2015 · Leave a comment

On this day: The Great Theatre Royal Fire | In Times Gone By…

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…. On the 5th of September 1887, the Theatre Royal in Exeter, England burnt down, killing 186 people. It was not the first time the … Continue reading

09/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Triple Croatian Delight At 2015 Emmy Awards

Croatia, the War, and the Future Brenda Brkusic MilinkovicAccepting her Emmy for“Mia, a dancer’s journey”Photo: Associated Press/AP Voiced by Emmy®-winning actress Blythe Danner, “Mia, a dancer’s journey” tells the story … Continue reading

07/29/2015 · 2 Comments

The Ghost of the Rose

Originally posted on The Genealogy of Style:
“Soulève ta paupière close Qu’effleure un songe virginal ; Je suis le spectre d’une rose Que tu portais hier au bal. Tu me…

06/30/2015 · Leave a comment

On this day: the premiere of Giselle in 1841

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
Carlotta Grisi as Giselle the year after the premiere The Paris Opera Ballet (then the Ballet du Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique)…

06/27/2015 · 2 Comments

On this day: Dame Adeline Genée in 1916

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
Danish/British ballerina Dame Adeline Genée photographed on the 20th of June, 1916. Source

06/19/2015 · Leave a comment

On this day: 1936

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann photographed on the 11th of February, 1936. Royal Ballet. Source

02/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Léonide Massine

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 118th birthday of the Russian dancer/choreographer Léonide Massine. NAME: Léonide Massine OCCUPATION: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer BIRTH DATE: August 09, 1896 DEATH DATE: March 15,…

08/09/2014 · Leave a comment