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Graphics - Forever Romantic 
6th-Jul-2016 05:10 am [graphics, nmcil12]
Another of my latest collages studies -

'Pas de Quatre' was originally choreographed by Jules Perrot in 1845 to music by Cesare Pugni.  Premiere  July 12, l845 His Majesty's Theatre, London, England created for Lucile Grahn, Carlotta Grisi, Fanny Cerrito, and Marie Taglioni. The ballet caused a sensation with both critics and public, when it premiered in London in July of 1845.

The order of appearance of the ballerinas was done by age, from youngest to oldest, to squelch further confrontations between them. The original cast of Pas de Quatre only danced four performances together; Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were in attendance on 17 July 1845, at the third of these four performances.

The dancers in this image are from l950 Festival Ballet in London.   The dancers are Nathalie Krassovska (1918 - 2005) as Carlotta Grisi, Alexandra Danilova (1904 - 1997) as Fanny Cerito, Tatiana Riabouchinska (1917 - 2000) as Lucille Grahn and Alicia Markova (1910 - 2004) as Marie Taglioni.  January 01, 1950 - Credit: Baron.  Several productions can be seen at YouTube.

Maria Taglioni die Ältere, Lithographie von Josef Kriehuber, 1839.

6th-Jul-2016 11:17 am (UTC)
Very nice! I love the pink background with the pencil lines, it makes the piece very striking.
6th-Jul-2016 11:32 am (UTC)
Thank You - I've enjoyed doing some Non Buffyverse work last several days. I loved ballet and back in the ancient history of my life I participated in a demonstration and we did a small excerpt from the first section. It was great fun even doing it with our little dance school.

Several years ago I did a Dia de Los Muertos tribute to this ballet with a skeleton dressed in the costume. It was the first time I participated in the annual exhibition and I now do full altar installations. My last one was for Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek.

Edited at 2016-07-06 11:48 am (UTC)
7th-Jul-2016 01:30 am (UTC)
Oooh, I love this! The graphics in the background is perfect for the dancers in the foreground. The lines form a similar pattern to the folds of the fabric. Wonderfully done!
7th-Jul-2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
I really wanted to use the delicacy of the background to reflect the intent and creative elements of the ballet. I also like the contrast of the ballet music and choreography with the idea of the human element of status and rivalry -

Appreciate your checking out the work and feed back.
7th-Jul-2016 01:09 pm (UTC)
Beautiful and creative!
7th-Jul-2016 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank You -

I love the music and the ballet. I had the chance to add a great CD with the music from ballets of this period many which were created for specific ballerinas. It's great to actually be able to hear the music of these works that I have seen in the illustrations of the Romantic Era dancers.

Edited at 2016-07-07 07:37 pm (UTC)
22nd-Jul-2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this! You have such a unique style that you still reinvent time and again!
Love the composition, with the Queen as a special touch. Wow!
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