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2014.07.27.09.14

dedicated to Anna Pavlova, The Dying Swan

Seen It In Her Eyes
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For the collage of "dedicated to Anna Pavlova, The Dying Swan", the original photography you can find here, there and everywhere.

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The words "Seen It In Her Eyes" is taken from the lyrics of "Swan Lake (Death Disco)" for the album "Metal Box" 1979 by Public Image Ltd.. On this song, Keith Levene played with his guitar, the melody from "Swan Lake Op.20" composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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On 1907, Anna Pavlova was danced to "Le cygne" from "Le carnaval des animaux - Grande fantaisie zoologique" by Camille Saint-Saens, choreographed for her by Michel Fokine. It is called "The Dying Swan".
And on this year, Anna Pavlova acted with Vaslav Nijinsky on "Le Pavillon d'Armide" choreographed by Michel Fokine, music by Nikolai Tcherepnin on a libretto by Alexandre Benois.
[photo : Michel Fokine as Scheherazade in the ballet "Scheherazade" 1912 adapted from "Sheherazade" composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (left side) and "Russian Ballet (Pavlova And Nijinsky In "Pavillon d'Armide")" 1907 painted by Serge Sudeikin (right side)]

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On 1909, Sergei Diaghilev took his dance company the Ballets Russes, to Paris, with Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova as the leads. she performed "Les Sylphides" choreography was by Michel Fokine, with music by Frederic Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov.
[photo : "Thetre Du Chatelet Saison Russe Opera et Ballet Mai-Juin 1909" (left side) and Vaslav Nijinsky acted as Armida’s Slave 1909 on "Le Pavillon d'Armide" choreographed by Michel Fokine, music by Nikolai Tcherepnin on a libretto by Alexandre Benois (right side)]

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On 1931, on tour for her dance show in The Hague, Anna Pavlova had pneumonia and required an operation. And also she was told she would never be able to dance again if she had the operation.
She refused to have it and said "If I can't dance then I'd rather be dead."
She died of pleurisy January January 23, 1931.
On the day she was died to have next performed, the show went on as scheduled, with a single spotlight circling an empty stage where she would have been.
The Dying Swan died.
[photo : "Head Of Pavlova" 1924 by Malvina Hoffman (left side) and "Le Mort du Cygne: Anna Pavlova" 1911 painted by John Lavery (right side)]

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The life of Anna Pavlova was adapted for the movie "Anna Pavlova" 1983 directed by Emil Loteanu.
Anna Pavlova was acted by Galina Belyayeva.
[photo : the poster and still photo]

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It is said that the Pavlova dessert have been created in honour of Anna Pavlova, on her tour of New Zealand and Australia in the 1920s.
[recipe is here.]

3055 Annapavlova (1978 TR3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 4, 1978 by Tamara Mikhaylovna Smirnova.

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