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

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She performed in the ballet, "Le Spectre De La Rose," in the Diaghliev's Ballets Russes at the Theatre De Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo, Monaco with Vaslav Nijinsky in the cast. Carl Maria Von Weber was composer. Michel Fokine was choreographer. J.L. Vaudoyer was writer. Leon Bakst was scenery and costume designer. Theophile ... See more »

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