Thought the act may fall under dance, ballet is one of the most physically demanding activities known to man. Dancers are known to devote a substantial part of their lives perfecting techniques; all the while religiously adhering to strict diets, exercise and research into the lives of other dancers' techniques and influences.
Anna Pavlova (1881 -1931) was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev.
Since childhood, Anna's mother was a laundress and seamstress and wanted the same for my daughter future. But the girl knew what to expect the other way. All agreed the case. Once she got home, and it was in the cold winter cold, and passed the Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), which then led her to stop m look out the window. She saw the young dancers who literally flew in the rehearsal hall. It was so magical; she continued to stand there for as long as numb. The next day she was very ill. And half delirious, in a state of pneumonia, she grabbed her mother's hand and later asked to take her to a school for young dancers. The mother did not understand the offer and waved. When Anna got better they went with her to the Mariinsky Ballet. Anna so enthusiastically watched the dancers that the mother could not help asking: “Do you want to be like them?” What Anna said quickly? “No. I'll play the sleeping beauty. I'll be the best dancer. I promise.”
Impact on Ballet
Anna Pavlova completely changed the way the people ...