Dancing with the Tsars

I felt like I was living in a world teetering on the brink .

Dancing with the Tsars

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844883892

Page: 364

View: 990

I felt like I was living in a world teetering on the brink ... Life as a stay-in-bed husband turned out to be a lot more complicated than I expected. My wife was pregnant with a baby that possibly wasn't mine. My old man was engaged in a war with the feminist movement that he was never going to win. And my old dear was making a lot of unexplained trips to Russia. Throw into the mix an eldest son with a possible sex addiction and three infant sons who were so thick they made me look like Edward Einstein. I might have actually gone over the edge if it wasn't for the belief of my daughter and the challenge of helping her win the greatest prize that South Dublin has to offer - the Strictly Mount Anville glitter ball.

The Tsar s Window

I have heard of dancing all my life , — have even flattered myself that I could
dance well ; but I never knew what real dancing was until I saw the mazurka . It is
the poetry of movement . I shall never hear mazurka music again without having
a ...

The Tsar s Window

Author: Lucy Hamilton Hooper

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 272

View: 653

Memoirs of the Pages to the Tsars

The Tsar Has Arrived ! THERE was a phrase among the pages that was often
repeated , “ What ' s the dances to me , since I ' m great at the front ! " It has to be
explained to be understood . The grade for physical activities was divided among
 ...

Memoirs of the Pages to the Tsars

Author: Thomas Edwin Berry

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 283

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Musical Cultures in Seventeenth Century Russia

34 The anonymous Polish writer gives a fairly detailed picture of the dancing that
took place on the following day, ... in the dances in the tsaritsa's presence first
kissed the tsar's hand, then went in their proper order, their hats removed, with
Pan ...

Musical Cultures in Seventeenth Century Russia

Author: Claudia R. Jensen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253003474

Page: 376

View: 456

Claudia R. Jensen presents the first unified study of musical culture in the court and church of Muscovite Russia. Spanning the period from the installation of Patriarch Iov in 1589 to the beginning of Peter the Great's reign in 1694, her book offers detailed accounts of the celebratory musical performances for Russia's first patriarch -- events that were important displays of Russian piety and power. Jensen emphasizes music's varied roles in Muscovite society and the equally varied opinions and influences surrounding it. In an attempt to demystify what has previously been an enigma to Western readers, she paints a clear picture of the dazzling splendor of musical performances and the ways in which 17th-century Muscovites employed music for spiritual enlightenment as well as entertainment.

Dancing in the Vortex

It was a revolution which stemmed from a Tsar whose one obsession was to
invade Manchuria and Persia in order to add to his already huge empire, a Tsar
whose police were always ready to arrest anyone, rich or poor, for the crime of ...

Dancing in the Vortex

Author: Vicki Woolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585307X

Page: 240

View: 669

Paris at the turn of the century - Art Nouveau, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Folies Bergere. This was the atmosphere which nurtured the artistic development of the remarkable dancer and choreographer Ida Rubinstein.This long-awaited biography gives us a unique insight into the life of a remarkable woman, responsible for a fascinating chapter of our artistic heritage. She was a chameleon, a diva, who lived many lives, overcoming the anti-Semitism of her times to enchant and captivate the highest of societies. Untrained as a dancer, Ida Rubinstein's charisma attracted collaborators such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Cocteau, Bakst, and Benois.

The Dancing Goddesses Folklore Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance

In this fantastic pastry sculpture we apparently have a recollection of the wedding
crowns worn by actual tsars' brides during the height of Russian glory in the
seventeenth century. At the moment when the attendants redid the tsaritsa's braid
to ...

The Dancing Goddesses  Folklore  Archaeology  and the Origins of European Dance

Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393089215

Page: 448

View: 322

A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance. From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. So appealing were these spirit-maidens that they also took up residence in nineteenth-century Romantic literature. Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these “dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional rituals—texts that offer new perspectives on dance in agrarian society. She then traces these goddesses and their dances back through the Romans and Greeks to the first farmers of Europe. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing rice at the bride. The result is a detective story like no other and a joyful reminder of the human need to dance.

Dancing in Petersburg

Mathilde Kschessinska, Prima ballerina of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre in pre-Revolutionary Russia, tells her life story in these moving and dramatic memoirs.

Dancing in Petersburg

Author: Mathilde Kschessinska

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789870787

Page: 232

View: 751

Mathilde Kschessinska, Prima ballerina of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre in pre-Revolutionary Russia, tells her life story in these moving and dramatic memoirs.

Dancing with Kings

When it fell, and when a period of repressions began, Alexander refused to ask
for the Tsar's pardon and chose to live in exile, mostly in Rome. Sophie's garden
was confiscated by Tsar Nicolas I who had renamed it, Tsaritsin Sad, The Tsar's ...

Dancing with Kings

Author: Eva Stachniak

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007387733

Page: 400

View: 271

An alluring, exotic novel set in the late eighteenth century, based on the life of the famous and much-painted courtesan, La Belle Phanariote.

Magnificence of the Tsars

The remaining time was devoted to various games , dancing , riding , archery ,
music and the Tsar ' s favourite pastime – hunting . The heavily worn gaiters ( see
p . 69 ) , conserved in the Armoury , may well offer a tantalizing glimpse of his ...

Magnificence of the Tsars

Author: Svetlana A. Amelekhina

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN:

Page: 112

View: 786

"The grandeur of Imperial Russia is captured in this spectacular book featuring the dress and uniforms of Emperors and officials of the Russian court. Starting in the 1730s with lavishly embroidered coats and elaborately patterned silk banyans from the wardrobe of Tsar Peter II and spanning a period of almost two centuries, these garments document a unique dialogue between military uniform, court dress, European fashion and traditional Russian costume. Magnificence of the Tsars celebrates the majesty of masculine uniform in Russia at its finest. Svetlana Amelekhina is Curator of Imperial Court Dress at the Kremlin. Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley is a Fellow of Pembroke College and Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Cambridge. A specialist in Russian art, she has worked extensively in Russia, and curated exhibitions in London, Moscow and Washington DC."--BOOK JACKET.

Dancing Times

Irina Kolpakova , who has recently had an operation , came to St Petersburg to
become the heroine of The Tsar's Box TV programme . The former star of the
Kirov ballet spoke about her artistic career , her teachers , her work at American
Ballet ...

Dancing Times

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The Tsar and His People

When parties are arranged for the Tsar's daughters, dancing takes place, their
parents being always present on these occasions. The Imperial family take
particular delight in hearing the balalaika1 played, and in Cossack songs and
dances.

The Tsar and His People

Author: Andreĭ Georgīevich Elchaninov

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 149

View: 308

The Tsars

When not dancing or otherwise celebrating at night, she would surround herself,
like the Empress Anne, with elderly female companions who were engaged to
gossip and tickle the soles of her feet - a process which afforded her nervous
relief.

The Tsars

Author: Ronald Hingley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 146

Peter the Great the Reformer tsar

The Tsar had emancipated Russian women . Never in the whole of the nation's ...
When possible , rooms were set apart for games , discussion , and dancing which
, with chess , were the Tsar's favorite pastimes . Wine broke down any Russian ...

Peter the Great  the Reformer tsar

Author: Douglas Liversidge

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN:

Page: 152

View: 760

Accomplishments of this Tsar of Russia who turned his country from medievalism to Western ways. Emphasis is upon cultural reforms. Grades 6-8.

Jewels of the Tsars

In the intimacy of his family circle , and especially among the many imperial
children , the Tsar's feigned frowns and stern ... less frequently , and the
emphasis fell more on select parties with a mere few hundred guests dancing the
night away .

Jewels of the Tsars

Author: Michel (Prince of Greece)

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN:

Page: 189

View: 888

The worlds fascination with the Russian imperial family endures, and with this stunning book a new spotlight is added. Jewels of the Tsars, the first book to examine the familys unparalleled collection, is illustrated with extraordinary photographs taken under special conditions at the Kremlins Diamond Fund, and accompanied by 18th- and 19th-century portraits and photographs of the Tsars, their families, and their court. Prince Michael of Greece, a Romanoff descendant, writes with an insiders knowledge of his familys passion for rare and beautiful jewels, and their place in the troubled history of Imperial Russia. The worlds fascination with the Russian imperial family endures, and with this stunning book a new spotlight is added. Jewels of the Tsars, the first book to examine the familys unparalleled collection, is illustrated with extraordinary photographs taken under special conditions at the Kremlins Diamond Fund, and accompanied by 18th- and 19th-century portraits and photographs of the Tsars, their families, and their court. Prince Michael of Greece, a Romanoff descendant, writes with an insiders knowledge of his familys passion for rare and beautiful jewels, and their place in the troubled history of Imperial Russia.

Time and the Dancing Image

Stravinsky would have known exactly what Kirstein meant : Balanchine had in
mind a suite of dances , or perhaps a ballet ... with strong allegiances to ballet as
it developed under the last tsars , who was formulating American classicism .

Time and the Dancing Image

Author: Deborah Jowitt

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN:

Page: 431

View: 514

Looks at the history of Western dance, discusses the influence of science and social and political change, and reviews the work of influential dancers and choreographers

Quilocho and the Dancing Stars

Clad by the nuns in the Tsar's costume which he had worn in his first triumph with
Khyra, Holger's body lay in a white coffin, covered with the white roses he loved
so well and which Khyra had brought him the night before when he had ...

Quilocho and the Dancing Stars

Author: Frances De Brundige

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 415

View: 175

The Bronze Cauldron

Good idea , ” responded the Tsar , his walrus mustaches flowing luxuriantly about
his ears . ... the seas had never seen raged from the Tropic of Capricorn to the
Tropic of Cancer , because the Tsar of the Sea was dancing to Sadko's balalaika
.

The Bronze Cauldron

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ISBN:

Page: 130

View: 840

A collection of classic myths and legends, taken from the folklore of Russia, Wales, Italy, Australia, West Africa, and Finland