Most of the portraits in this set from The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography that show ballet dancers of the Paris Opéra in the early 1860s. They were taken by French photographer, and inventor of the carte-de-visite André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889).
Eleanor Powell (1912–1982) was an American dancer and actress. Best remembered for her solo tap numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began studying ballet aged six and began dancing at nightclubs in Atlantic City before she was a teenager. From the age of sixteen, she began studying tap and started appearingContinue reading “30 Fascinating Vintage Photographs Showing Dancer & Actress Eleanor Powell in the 1930s and 1940s”
The Lindy Hop is an American dance which was born in the African-American communities in Harlem, New York City, in 1928 and has evolved since then. It was very popular during the swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular duringContinue reading “33 Vintage Photos Showing the Lindy Hop: The Dance That Defined the Swing Era”
The Rockettes are an American precision dance company. Founded in 1925 in St. Louis, they have performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, since 1932. Until 2015, they also had a touring company. They are best known for starring in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, an annual Christmas show, and for performingContinue reading “26 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos Capturing Everyday Life of the Rockettes in 1964”
Here’s a series of amazing color pictures made by LIFE photographer Loomis Dean in the late 1950s, featuring cabaret’s dancers at the Moulin Rouge. It is there that where countless men and women down through the decades have enjoyed extravagant (and cheerfully risqué) song-and-dance numbers while soaking in the atmosphere of an entertainment mecca. ItContinue reading “27 Amazing Color Photos of Cabaret Dancers at the Moulin Rouge in the late 1950s”