Anna Pavlova by Oleg Kerensky

Anna Pavlova by Oleg Kerensky, with an introduction by Sir Frederick Ashton.

For this book, Kerensky drew on first-hand impressions from those who knew Pavlova–including former members of her company–as well as extensive research to produce the first complete, objective biography of this great and influential Russian dancer.

Pavlova, Anna (1881–1931)

One of the greatest classical Russian ballerinas of the 20th century who was responsible for popularizing ballet throughout the world. Pronunciation: PAV-lov-a. Born Anna Matveevna Pavlova on January 31, 1881 (o.s.), in St. Petersburg; died of pneumonia in The Hague, the Netherlands, on January 23, 1931; illegitimate daughter of Lazar Jacovlevich Poliakov (an aristocratic banker) and Liubov Fedorovna Pavlova (a laundress); attended Imperial Ballet School, 1891–99; reputedly married Victor Dandré, in 1914; no children.

Was a member of the Maryinsky Theater company (1899–1913), second soloist (1902), first soloist (1903), ballerina (1905), prima ballerina (1906); danced with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris (1909) and London (1911); formed her own company, Les Ballets d’Anna Pavlova (1912) which toured throughout the world until her death; lived in London (1912–31).

Anna Pavlova by Oleg Kerensky
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Dutton; First Edition edition (1973)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0525176586
ISBN-13: 978-0525176589
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 2.3 inches

Anna Pavlova by Oleg Kerensky
Anna Pavlova by Oleg Kerensky (Author) – 1973






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