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Marie Taglioni was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to the Italian choreographer Filippo Taglioni and the Swedish ballet dancer Sophie Karsten, maternal granddaughter of the Swedish opera singer Christoffer Christian Karsten and of the Polish opera singer and actress Sophie Stebnowska. Her brother, Paul (1808\u20131884), was also a dancer and an influential choreographer; they performed together early in their career. Taglioni rose to fame as a danseuse when her father (and teacher) created the ballet La Sylphide (1832) for her. Designed as a showcase for Taglioni's talent, it was the first ballet where dancing en pointe had an aesthetic rationale and was not merely an acrobatic stunt, often involving ungraceful arm movements and exertions, as had been the approach of dancers in the late 1820s.Marie Taglioni was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the romantic ballet, which was cultivated primarily at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, and at the Th\u00e9\u00e2tre de l'Acad\u00e9mie Royale de Musique of the Paris Opera Ballet.In 1827 Taglioni left the Ballet of Her Majesty's Theatre to take up a three-year contract in Saint Petersburg with the Imperial Ballet (known today as the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet). It was in Russia after her last performance in the country (1842) and at the height of the "cult of the ballerina", that a pair of her pointe shoes were sold for two hundred rubles, reportedly to be cooked, served with a sauce and eaten by a group of balletomanes. In July 1845, she danced with Lucile Grahn, Carlotta Grisi, and Fanny Cerrito in Jules Perrot's Pas de Quatre.Taglioni was also known for shortening her skirt in the performance La Sylphide, which was considered highly scandalous at the time. She shortened all of her skirts to show off her excellent pointe work, which the long skirts hid. Her father was approving of the shortening of the skirt because he also wanted everyone to see how good his daughter was en pointe.Taglioni retired from performing in 1847; for a time she took up residence at the Ca' d'Oro on the Grand Canal in Venice. When the ballet of the Paris Opera was reorganized on stricter, more professional lines, she was its guiding spirit. With the director of the new Conservatoire de danse, Lucien Petipa, and Petipa's former pupil, the choreographer Louis M\u00e9rante, she figured on the six-member select jury of the first annual competition for the corps de ballet, held April 13, 1860.Later she taught social dance to children and society ladies; she also took a limited number of ballet pupils. Her only choreographic work was Le papillon (1860) for her student Emma Livry, who is remembered for dying in 1863 when her costume was set alight by a gas lamp used for stage lighting. Johann Strauss II composed the "Marie Taglioni Polka" (Op. 173) in her honour, using music from ballets in which she had appeared.Taglioni died in Marseille in 1884.This lovely litho done in shades of oranges, pinks and charcoal gray features Miss Marie with her partner Antonio Guerra strutting their stuff in 'L'Ombre.' This print is from a volume of legendary performance artists and dancers published in the Seventies. 'Marie Taglioni ' measure 8" x 10.75" overall with it's white border. The print itself is 6" x 8." She's printed with vibrant inks on heavy quality paper with a soft matte finish with printing on the reverse side. This fanciful work is clean, smooth and flat with firm edges; perfect for framing. Matted, framed and displayed as a gallery grouping, these lovely dancer prints are simply spectacular. (Please note that the framed examples in the last photo are just to show how this might look when it's framed. Your's will come unframed.)Surrender Dorothy offers a non-stop jaw-dropping cornucopia of frame-worthy antique and vintage prints, drawings, ads, sketches, plans, lithos, engravings, posters, maps, charts and illustrations of all kinds to adorn every room in your happy home. Terrific finds to gussy up your workplace too.Our entire inventory moves in and out of here very quickly and fresh selections are added each day, Please be sure to bookmark our shop and check back to visit us often so you don't miss our latest discoveries.I'll send this to you by way of the USPS packed flat and protected in a rigid mailer.====================================================See our entire collection of all things Dance-able here:http://www./shop/surrenderdorothy/search?search_query=dance====================================================Check out our Lady's Salon here:http://www./shop/surrenderdorothy/search?search_query=woman====================================================All things Swedish may be seen here:http://www./shop/surrenderdorothy/search?search_query=sweden********************************************************Please View Our Shop Policies Here:http://www./shop/SurrenderDorothy/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav, woman dancer girl

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