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Adolph Bolm as the Prince and Tamara Karsavina as Queen Thamar in 'Thamar'
by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé Click on the links below to find out more
7 5/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (193 mm x 144 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2010
- Adolph Bolm (1884-1951), Ballet dancer and choreographer. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Ballet dancer. Sitter in 32 portraits.
- Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist associated with 184 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This orientally-inspired ballet was set in the castle of Thamar, the Queen of Georgia , who lured passing suitors by waving her scarf from the window. Bolm played the role of the Prince who is seduced and murdered by Thamar, danced by Karsavina. Léon Bakst's vibrant costumes and sets drew inspiration from Georgian traditional dress and architecture, and dazzled audiences with its exotic theme.
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