Friday, June 11, 2010

Marina Semyonova 1908-2010

picture courtesy of Ballerinagallery
Marina Semyonova, the Bolshoi Ballet's prima ballerina for 2 decades during the Soviet era has died. Marina was 102.
Marina joined the Bolshoi Theater in 1930 and was with them till 1952. Her repertoire included "Sleeping Beauty", "Swan Lake", "Raymonda", "Giselle" and "La Esmeralda".
She was married to Senior Soviet Diplomat, Lev Karakhan, who was executed in 1937 as part of Stalin's purging. Marina was a beautiful and gifted Ballerina, may she rest in peace.


Beth Niquette said...

Ah, you've been spammed by the lovely Chinese "lady" as my friend Abe Lincoln says. Tch tch tch...don't click on the ..........'s--they'll take you somewhere you don't want to go.

Thank you so much for your birthday greeting. It was so different this year without my children.

((hugs)) You are such a dear. God bless you and keep you, May His face shine upon you and give you peace. ((hugs))

Looking to the Stars said...

Beth, thanks so much for letting me know about the spam. This person has put a comment on many of my posts and I have just ignored them, I'm glad I did :)

Glad you had a happy b-day. Where were the kids? Are all of them out of the house?

hugs back at you :)