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They first resurrected Till in 1994 with the Paris Opera Ballet, and Jeux in 1996 at the Opera Ballet of Verona, with Fracci as the senior woman (a role originally danced by Tamara Karsavina, the Ballets Russes star whom Fracci played in the 1980 Herbert Ross feature film Nijinsky).
Along the way he sketched and painted, first recording the leading dancers of his day, among whom were Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, Ida Rubinstein, Michel Fokine, Adolf Bolm, and Vaslav Nijinsky, and finally, the brilliant mandalas of theosophic meditation.
Hoppe photographed Tamara Karsavina in 1910 and Margot Fonteyn in 1935.
Anna Pavlova was one of a long line of his ballerinas to acquire the role of Medora (1904), followed in 1908 by Tamara Karsavina.
Yet, I well recall--not long before I encountered Marceau--watching the great Maryinsky ballerina Tamara Karsavina, who was sixty-five years old at the time, give a fantastic lecture-demonstration on ballet mime.
The stellar cast included Vladimir Vasiliev (Nijinsky), Ekaterina Maximova (Romola Nijinsky), and Carla Fracci (Tamara Karsavina).
Other favorites included: Maya Plisetskaya, Fred Astaire, Tamara Karsavina, Gene Kelly, Darci Kistler and Galina Ulanova, Darcey Bussell and Peter Martins, and Angel Corella.
Igor Stravinsky is at the keyboard; Tamara Karsavina, creator of the title role, is at center.
It would have to include, I imagine, Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, and Olga Spessivtseva, all of whom I have only seen on film--although I did once see Karsavina perform mime scenes from Le Corsaire, among other ballets, and that was a dance lesson in itself.