Petipa vs Pepita

One is full of protein, zinc, and iron,
The other is considered the most influential choreographer in the world ever.
Don’t get it twisted.

(portrait as seen in Bronislava Nijinska, Early Memoirs translated and edited by Irina Nijinska and Jean Rawlinson, copyright 1981 by Irina Nijinka, Faber and Faber, London&Boston)


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Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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2 Responses to Petipa vs Pepita

  1. Kaka says:

    I have to leave a comment here – simply because I love this headline!
    And also because I expected it to be about something else, coming from you: I totally thought of pepita as the fabric pattern. Checking if that fabric pattern is only called pepita in German, I learned that this is indeed the case (hound’s-tooth in English), but look what else I found out::
    Unfortunately there’s no English entry but it says that Pepita was the nick name of this 19th century dancer and the pattern derives its name from her. So Pepita and Petipa are actually pretty closely linked…

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