"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
"Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood."
the great crash 1929 (1966 ed., cover design by derek birdsall)
Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978) was a principal dancer with the Imperial Russian Ballet. After the revolution, she moved to Paris and became a principal dancer with Ballet Russes. Tamara is best known for originating the titular role in The Firebird.
In 1918, Tamara married a British diplomat and settled in England. In England she helped to found both the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance. Her students included Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.