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Svetlana Beriosovain Ashton's CASSE NOISETTE


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#1 rg

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:50 AM

portrait photo of Berisova as The Queen in the Kingdom of Snow scene.
(used for a 1951 US tour by Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet)

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#2 Pamela Moberg

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

Thank you RG, for that lovely portrait! She will always be my absolute favourite, just wish I had seen her in the Kingdom of Snow. Saw Toni Lander doing it though, she was magnificent.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

Thank you for the photo. She was one of the most beautiful ballerinas.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:53 AM

Were they still using the Sergueev staging of the 30's by then...? (Just trying to track down the Snow Queen first appearances in England, aside from Pavlova's sources)

Beautiful ballerina indeed..!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:32 AM

David Vaughan's FREDERICK ASHTON AND HIS BALLETS quotes Clive Barnes as writing at the time that this one-act version of THE NUTCRACKER was "freely based on Ivanov" with Vaughan noting that "a new pas de deux was made for Beriosova in the Snow scene..."

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:59 PM

David Vaughan's FREDERICK ASHTON AND HIS BALLETS quotes Clive Barnes as writing at the time that this one-act version of THE NUTCRACKER was "freely based on Ivanov" with Vaughan noting that "a new pas de deux was made for Beriosova in the Snow scene..."


Posted Image , rg. So I guess changes already ocurred from the Vic-Wells Sergueev original staging for Markova to the time this other staging took place.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

Jane has written to put forward with good authority the photographer of this publicity photo:
Angus McBean

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:04 AM

I was fortunate enough to see Svetlana Beriosova perform in my youth. I was very impressed, and thought she was one of the most beautiful ballerinas I had seen (and I'd seen a few by then, as my mother was a real balletomane. Thanks for this photo.


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