Marina Timofeyevna Semyonovadied today, at 102
Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:30 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:02 AM
Her husband was a victim of the purges. His name was Lev Mikhailovich Karakhan a senior diplomat who was murdered in 1937.
The reason she was considered to be a "saviour of the art", was because in her early years she epitomised the highest aspirations of Russian classical ballet and was of course one of Vaganova's most important early students.
Regarding Marina Semyonova I remember her also in London taking great care of Nina Ananiashvilli.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:09 AM
That sounds much more plausible!
Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:35 AM
Thank you Cristian.
Such expressive arms and back. Certainly an indication, but not enough to show why she was so revered, but I am sure much more representative of her qualities than the Swan Lake film made too late in her career which she insisted on filming, despite friendly discouragement from her colleagues.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:15 AM
Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:25 PM
Finnish Tv is good at broadcasting culture programs and indeed I know that I have some footage of her from the forties. (This is rather embarrassing to admit - I worked at cataloging in the British Museum, yet I admit I am hopeless at cataloging my taped footage. Promise to make an effort here, such old pieces of old film bits and pieces, even if they are only seconds long, are invaluable).
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