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Bello Design did extensive research to find this photo from the 1928 premiere performance of Ravel's Bolero at the Paris Opera. The dancer who commissioned the piece, Ida Rubinstein is at the center of the table, surrounded by dancers who later join in as the tempo builds. A deep red tint was added to the photo to evoke a sense of the feverish passion of the dance.

Bello Design / BMG Music / RCA Victor
Photo: Courtesy of Irina Nijinska, daughter of Bolero
choreographer, Bronislava Nijinska