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Tamara Karsavina (1885–1978)

Tamara Platonovna Karsavina was born on March 10, 1885, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her father, named Platon Karsavin, was the ballet dancer with the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. She graduated from the Imperial Ballet School, where her classmate was Anna Pavlova. The two ballerinas became rivals. Karsavina prevailed and Pavlova ... See full bio »


(age 93) in London, England, UK

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 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Prima Ballerina
- Diaghilev: The Years Abroad (1968) ... Herself - Prima Ballerina
 1962 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Marie Rambert (1962) ... Herself
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 2009 For Art's Sake: The Story of Ballets Russes (TV Movie documentary)
Herself - Dancer: Ballets Russes
 1994/II 40 Years of Dance on BBC Television (TV Movie documentary)
 1994/I 40 Years of Dance on BBC Television (TV Movie documentary)

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She played Pimpanella in the ballet, "Pulcinella," in the Diaghliev's Ballets Russes production at the Theatre National Opera in Paris, France with Leonide Mazzine (title role); Vera Nemtchinova (Rosetta); Lubov Tchernicheva (Prudenza); Stanislas Idzikowski (Caviello); Nicholas Zverev (Florindo); Enrico Cecchetti (Il Dottore) ... See more »

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