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Ksenia Ovsyanick, in the English National Ballet production of “The Firebird"
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Detail of a costume for a Knight in The Firebird, designed by Alexandre Golovine, 1910. Museum no. S.5321:1,2-2009

Detail of a costume for a Knight in The Firebird, designed by Alexandre Golovine, 1910. Museum no. S.5321:1,2-2009

the firebird from the firebird / the tutu project at the design exchange by wyn ♥ lok, via Flickr

the firebird from the firebird / the tutu project at the design exchange by wyn ♥ lok, via Flickr

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The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley | Love At First Book  The Firebird wasn't my thing (and I explain why in my post) but other SheReads bloggers did enjoy it!    So check out why I was iffy on the book and see if it's one you might enjoy.

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley | Love At First Book The Firebird wasn't my thing (and I explain why in my post) but other SheReads bloggers did enjoy it! So check out why I was iffy on the book and see if it's one you might enjoy.

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Alexander Golovin - Costume designs for “The Firebird”, 1910 “The Firebird” is a ballet by Igor Stravinsky, part of famous Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes seasons.

Alexander Golovin - Costume designs for “The Firebird”, 1910 “The Firebird” is a ballet by Igor Stravinsky, part of famous Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes seasons.

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PamelaAngus: Tutus do vintage do The Royal Opera House Colecção - Tutu usado por Margot Fonteyn como The Firebird em Wells Ballet produção da Sadler de "o Firebird" (1954)

PamelaAngus: Tutus do vintage do The Royal Opera House Colecção - Tutu usado por Margot Fonteyn como The Firebird em Wells Ballet produção da Sadler de "o Firebird" (1954)

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Valeri Hristov  as Ivan Tsarevich and Roberta Marquez in The Firebird by Royal Opera House Covent Garden, via Flickr

Valeri Hristov as Ivan Tsarevich and Roberta Marquez in The Firebird by Royal Opera House Covent Garden, via Flickr

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English National Ballet, Ksenia Ovsyanick in George Williamson's "The Firebird" (Photo: Dave Morgan)

English National Ballet, Ksenia Ovsyanick in George Williamson's "The Firebird" (Photo: Dave Morgan)

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The phoenix; the firebird. It's a popular mythic creature for fantasy - beautiful, unnatural and filled with symbolism. But where did the myth come from?

The phoenix; the firebird. It's a popular mythic creature for fantasy - beautiful, unnatural and filled with symbolism. But where did the myth come from?

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The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

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Ballet dancer Tamara Karsavina in 'The Firebird', 1912. Karsavina (1885-1978) was a famous Russian ballerina, renowned for her beauty, who was most noted as a Principal Artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev. After settling in Hampstead, England, she began teaching ballet professionally and would become recognized as one of the founders of modern British ballet.

Ballet dancer Tamara Karsavina in 'The Firebird', 1912. Karsavina (1885-1978) was a famous Russian ballerina, renowned for her beauty, who was most noted as a Principal Artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev. After settling in Hampstead, England, she began teaching ballet professionally and would become recognized as one of the founders of modern British ballet.

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Beautiful firebird print on shoulder bag. Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/180509851/the-firebird-russian-fairytale-large

Beautiful firebird print on shoulder bag. Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/180509851/the-firebird-russian-fairytale-large

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Michel Fokine and Tamara Karsavina in the original performance of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, 1910. Costumes by Léon Bakst.

Michel Fokine and Tamara Karsavina in the original performance of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, 1910. Costumes by Léon Bakst.

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