Lydia Vasilyevna Lopokova, Baroness Keynes (October 21, 1892-June 8, 1981; Russian: Лидия Васильевна Лопухова) was a famous Russian ballerina dancer during the early 20th-century. Events 1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg. Year 1892 ( MDCCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending See also,,, A ballerina ( Italian for female dancer) is a Female Ballet Dancer; the male equivalent to this title She is known also as Lady Keynes, the wife of the economist, John Maynard Keynes. An economist is an expert in the Social science of Economics. John Maynard Keynes 1st Baron Keynes CB (ˈkeɪnz "cains" (5 June 1883 &ndash 21 April 1946 was a British Economist whose ideas
Lopokova was born in St. Petersburg, where her father was a theatre usher. Saint Petersburg ( tr: Sankt-Peterburg,) is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River All his four children became ballet dancers, and one of them, Fyodor Lopukhov, was a chief choreographer of Mariinsky Theatre in 1922-1935 and 1951-1956. The Mariinsky Theatre ( Мариинский театр, also spelled Maryinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of Opera and Ballet in
Lydia trained at the Imperial Ballet School. The Vaganova Ballet Academy is probably the most famous and influential Classical ballet school in the world She left Russia in 1910, joining the Diaghilev ballet (the Ballets Russes) for the first time. Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (Серге́й Па́влович Дя́гилев / Sergei Pavlovich Dyagilev) also referred to as Serge, ( March 31, See also Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, The Ballets Russes ( French for The Russian Ballets) was a Ballet company established She stayed with the ballet only briefly, however, leaving for the United States after the summer tour, where she remained for six years. She rejoined Diaghilev in 1916, dancing with the Ballets Russes, and her former partner Vaslav Nijinsky, in New York and later in London. Nijinsky redirects here For other uses of the name see Nijinsky (disambiguation. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. She first came to the attention of Londoners in 'The Good-humoured Ladies' in 1918, and followed this with a raucous performance with Léonide Massine in the Can-Can of La Boutique Fantasque. See also Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin (Russian Леонид Фёдорович Мясин better known in the French transliteration Léonide Massine ( August The can-can (more correctly not hyphenated as in the original French cancan) is regarded today primarily as a physically demanding Music hall dance performed by
When her marriage to the company's business manager, Randolfo Barrochi, broke down in 1919, the dancer abruptly disappeared, but she decided to rejoin the Diaghilev for the second time in 1921, when she danced the Lilac Fairy and Princess Aurora in 'The Sleeping Princess'. During these years she became a friend of Stravinsky, and of Picasso, who drew her many times. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский) ( &ndash 6 April 1971 was a Russian born Composer, considered by many to Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973
In London she came to know her future husband John Maynard Keynes. They married in 1925, once her divorce to Barrochi had been obtained. Although Keynes was quite involved in the Bloomsbury set, most other bloomsberries, like Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey, never really accepted Lydia as one of their group, although she was friends with T. S. Eliot. The Bloomsbury Group was an English collectivity of loving friends and relatives who lived in or near London during the first half of the twentieth century (Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941 was an English Novelist and Essayist, regarded as one of the foremost Giles Lytton Strachey (ˈdʒaɪlz ˈlɪtən ˈstreɪtʃɪ 1 March 1880 &ndash 21 January 1932 was a British writer and critic Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26 1888 – January 4 1965 was a poet Dramatist, and Literary critic.  Lopokova is represented as Terpsichore, the muse of dancing, in The Awakening of the Muses, a mosaic at the National Gallery, London, laid by Boris Anrep in 1933. For the Fern Genus, see Terpsichore (fern. In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (tərpˈsɪkəri (Τερψιχόρη Boris Anrep ( 27 September 1883 – 7 June 1969) was a Russian artist active in Britain, who devoted himself to the art
Besides being involved in the early days of English ballet, Lydia Lopokova appeared on the stage in London and Cambridge from 1928, and broadcast on the BBC. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The city of Cambridge (ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England She lived with Keynes in London, Cambridge and Sussex until his death in 1946, and continued to live in the same places thereafter, although she largely disappeared from public view. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Lydia Lopokova Keynes died in 1981, aged eighty-eight.
Her self-titled biography was written by her husband's nephew Milo Keynes. Dr William Milo Keynes, MA, DM, MD, MCh, FRCS (born 1924 is a British doctor and author