Anna Pavlova, 1924

Anna Pavlova. The great creator of The Swan, the incomparable star of classical dance, gave two evenings of dances during the magnificent Olympic art season organized at the Champs-Elysées theater, that gained enthusiastic success. Original: La grande créatrice du Cygne, l’incomparable étoile de la danse classique, a donné, au cours de la magnifique saison d’art Olympique organisée au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, deux soirées de danses qui ont obtenu un succès enthousiaste. Le Théâtre et Comœdia illustré, Juin 1924. | src BnF ~ Gallica

Merry Christmas!

Madame d’Ora :: Anna Pavlova, in costume for the solo “Christmas”, before 1929. | src State Library of New South Wales

Anna Pavlova in Bacchanale

Madame Anna Pavlova (here, in Bacchanale or Bacchanal, around 1911), the celebrated Russian dancer. Beagles postcard nº 63 T. Ph. by Schneider. | src painting in light’s Flickr

«Cléopâtre», London, 1923

E.O. Hoppé :: Anna Pavlova as Cleopatra and Laurent Novikoff as Amoun in «Cléopâtre» at Ivy House, Hampstead Heath, London, England, 1923. | src E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Ballets Russes (1909-1929)