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By Vicki Woolf

Paris on the flip of the century - paintings Nouveau, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Folies Bergere.  This was once the ambience which nurtured the creative improvement of the amazing dancer and choreographer Ida Rubinstein.This long-awaited biography supplies us a different perception into the lifetime of a amazing girl, accountable for a desirable bankruptcy of our creative background. She used to be a chameleon, a diva, who lived many lives, overcoming the anti-Semitism of her occasions to enchant and captivate the top of societies.
Untrained as a dancer, Ida Rubinstein's air of mystery attracted collaborators comparable to Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Cocteau, Bakst, and Benois.

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I know nothing of the business of ruling. " The contrasts between the lifestyle of Ida Rubinstein and that of her fellow Jews living in the shtetls of the Pale of Settlement, and between the lifestyle of the Russian aristocracy and that of the starving peasants, would soon help answer his question. Meanwhile the ballet which first captured the public's imagination was Cleopdtre, first presented under the title of Nuit d'Egypte on March 8th, 1908, at the Maryinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. The Maryinsky is a great and beautiful opera house which is located in Theatre Square.

The offer was graciously declined and the prince was invited to dine with the group; what he devoured with his eyes made up for the little he ate. The story of this incident only added to the scandalous gossip about Salome already flying around St Petersburg where the production was the talk of the town. A society lady to appear in the nude? She had lain with a Syrian Prince alone in her tent only days after her marriage? The tongues wagged. The St Petersburg elite could not wait to see this play.

No! Then he would offer the ultimate; he would give his gold watch and chain! The offer was graciously declined and the prince was invited to dine with the group; what he devoured with his eyes made up for the little he ate. The story of this incident only added to the scandalous gossip about Salome already flying around St Petersburg where the production was the talk of the town. A society lady to appear in the nude? She had lain with a Syrian Prince alone in her tent only days after her marriage?

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