“Master-Decorators. Artists of the Russian Theatre”, (Museum Catalogue), St. Petersburg, 2001 (To the 300-th Anniversary of St. Petersburg)

Watch video:Alla Pugacheva-“Once there lived one Artist…” The Russian theatre is the youngest one in Europe. It was founded on August 31, 1756 by the Highest Decree of the Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. The first performances were held in Russian by the guidance of Fedor Volkov at the house of Chancellor Golovkin on the Neva river… Continue reading “Master-Decorators. Artists of the Russian Theatre”, (Museum Catalogue), St. Petersburg, 2001 (To the 300-th Anniversary of St. Petersburg)

Legends of Russian Ballet : Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950), A Brilliant Russian Star Dancer of the Previous Four Generations of Nijinsky Family Dancers Like the Vestrises or Petipas (About the Book “Vaslav Nijinsky”, OOO “Art Deco’, St. Petersburg, 2008

Vaslav Nijinsky was not insane but he was a great creative personality. And how it happens in real life many artistic people are stressed out. That was what happened to him. A few extracts from his life: Watch video:From Vaslav Nijinsky’s Diaries “Vaslav Nijinsky’s appearances in “Chopiniana” with Karsavina and Pavlova cemented his fame as an… Continue reading Legends of Russian Ballet : Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950), A Brilliant Russian Star Dancer of the Previous Four Generations of Nijinsky Family Dancers Like the Vestrises or Petipas (About the Book “Vaslav Nijinsky”, OOO “Art Deco’, St. Petersburg, 2008

Legends of Russian Ballet: Maestro Marius Petipa (1818-1910), ” The Father of Russian Ballet”, His First Wife Maria Petipa (1836-1882), Russian Prima Ballerina, Their Daughter Marie Petipa (1857-1930), Noted Russian Ballet Dancer

Watch video:“La Fille du Pharaon” (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow) “Diana’s breast, the cheeks of Flora, Are charming, my dear friends, For me but a leg of Terpsihore, Is more attractive, I need confess. It is caressing my eye, imagination, The divine award of my desire, To promise by beauty the temptation, To be satisfied with passion… Continue reading Legends of Russian Ballet: Maestro Marius Petipa (1818-1910), ” The Father of Russian Ballet”, His First Wife Maria Petipa (1836-1882), Russian Prima Ballerina, Their Daughter Marie Petipa (1857-1930), Noted Russian Ballet Dancer

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Legends of the Russian Ballet: Mathilde Kschessinskaya (1872-1971), A Sparkling Beauty as Champagne

Watch video:Hymne a l’Amour (Edith Piaff) Mathilde Kschessinskaya (1872-1971) was the greatest Russian ballerina of the classical period,of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty at the end of the nineteenth century, before the innovation styles of the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev. Mathilde was born on 19 August, 1972 in Ligovo, 9 miles west of St.… Continue reading Legends of the Russian Ballet: Mathilde Kschessinskaya (1872-1971), A Sparkling Beauty as Champagne

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Legends of Russian Ballet: Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) (About the book “Anna Pavlova”, OOO “Art Deco”, St. Petersburg, 2006)

Anna Pavlova, artiste des Theatres Imperiaux, St. Petersburg, Russia, was born on January 31, 1881 in St. Petersburg to a regular family, father: a soldier, mother: a laundry lady. Anna spent her childhood at grandmother’s home in Ligovo. When she was ten, she moved to live with with her mother at 5 Kazan Street, St.… Continue reading Legends of Russian Ballet: Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) (About the book “Anna Pavlova”, OOO “Art Deco”, St. Petersburg, 2006)

BADEK NEWS 44

One. A British Short hair-cut cat, dressed to participate in a feline autumn fashion show, is seen during an international cat exhibition in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday,(“Calagary Herald”, September 12, 2011). Two. Russian film-maker Alexander Sokurov won the Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival on Saturday for “FAUST”, a visceral take on Goethe’s… Continue reading BADEK NEWS 44

“Alone With the Stars” (An Open Letter to Canadian Veteran Vern Flatekval About Female American Pilot and Pioneer Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

“Dear Vern, how are you doing, our friend? Recently we came from Hawaii where we visited Pearl Harbor Museum. We had great impressions about that and remembered you in regards to the aviation show which took place nearby in Honolulu. The touching story about your life rescuers, Russian female pilots during WWII, came to my… Continue reading “Alone With the Stars” (An Open Letter to Canadian Veteran Vern Flatekval About Female American Pilot and Pioneer Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

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Pearls, Pearls, Pearls! (Around Hawaii)

Our photo report about buying pearls at Hawaii: Travelling around Hawaiian Islands we saw the Maui Divers Jewelry, Island Pearls, Pick-a-Pearl stores everywhere. Maui Divers Jewelry opened 52 years ago in Lahaina, Maui, offering underwater excursions to island visitors. Fateful diving expedition in the deep waters off the Molokai Channel led to the discovery of… Continue reading Pearls, Pearls, Pearls! (Around Hawaii)

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“Artists/Hawaii” by J.Clarke and D.Dods, Dana Edmunds (photographer), 1996, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu ( About the book from SS America Library )

Talking about the Hawaiian art, represented in the book “Artists/Hawaii” by Joan Clarke and Diane Dods, Dana Edmunds (photographer), published by University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu in 1996, which I picked up in the SS America Library while travelling on Hawaiian NCL cruse , I read thoroughly, photographed it for you to see and appreciate at… Continue reading “Artists/Hawaii” by J.Clarke and D.Dods, Dana Edmunds (photographer), 1996, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu ( About the book from SS America Library )