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The Soviet prima ballerina Marina Semyonova (1908-2010)
Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped
17.5 x 23 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Photography, 6 June 2018, Lot: 4134
This image shows the Soviet prima ballerina Marina Semyonova training for her performance in Giselle at the Paris Opera Ballet with Serge Lifar in 1935. She became the grand dame of Soviet ballet and trained many dancers up until she retired at age 96.