Peter Pathé in Groteske, 1922

From : Walter Schnackenberg : Kostüme, Plakate und Dekorationen. Zweite Auflage. München, Musarion 1922. | src Ketterer Kunst
From : Walter Schnackenberg : Kostüme, Plakate und Dekorationen. Zweite Auflage. München, Musarion 1922. | src Ketterer Kunst
Greiner :: Peter Pathé in Groteske. From a book of Schnackenberg's works, published in Munich in 1922 by Musarion. | src Ketterer Kunst
Greiner :: Peter Pathé in Groteske. From a book of Schnackenberg’s works, published in Munich in 1922 by Musarion. | src Ketterer Kunst
Peter Pathé in Groteske. Photo by Greiner. Costume design: Walter Schnackenberg. | src L'Affichiste
Peter Pathé in Groteske. Photo by Greiner. Costume design: Walter Schnackenberg. | src L’Affichiste

Albertina Rasch Girls Rio Rita

Albertina Rasch Dance Group in costume for Rio Rita (1927). Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnson.
Albertina Rasch Dancers in costume for Rio Rita (1927). Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnson.
Albertina Rasch Dancers in costume for Rio Rita (1927). Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnson.
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, standing on point, wearing white ballet costumes, for the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, wearing Mexican-style costumes, in the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, wearing Mexican-style costumes, in the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, wearing Mexican-style costumes, in the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, standing on point, wearing white ballet costumes, for the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, standing on point, wearing white ballet costumes, for the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, standing on point, wearing white ballet costumes, for the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, standing on point, wearing white ballet costumes, for the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, standing on point, wearing white ballet costumes, for the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)
The Albertina Rasch Girls, sixteen ballet dancers, standing on point, wearing white ballet costumes, for the production of Rio Rita, at The New Ziegfeld Theater. Published in Vanity Fair, April 1927 (Photo by Florence Vandamm / Condé Nast / Getty Images)

Two dancers by Delight Weston

Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. |src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. |src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Irma Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed

These pictorial studies of two female dancers in motion are believed to have been taken at the former Ruth Doing Camp for Rhythmics in New York state’s Adirondack mountains. In the 1920’s and 30’s, photographer Delight Weston lived with camp founders Ruth Doing (1881-1966) and Gail Gardner (1878-1949) in New York City, along with other women artists, in a building at 139 W. 56th St. near Carnegie Hall. 

Established in 1916, the summer camp was first located on the shores of Upper Chateaugay lake near Lyon Mountain until 1925, when it moved to Upper St. Regis Lake in Paul Smiths, New York. Renamed the Gardner-Doing Camp after this time, it was coeducational: besides regular summer camp activities, it specialized in the “rhythmic” style of dancing popularized by famed dancer Isadora Duncan, whom Ruth Doing was a former student of. Doing’s life partner, Michigan native Gail Gardner, had earlier made a name for herself as an accomplished and world-traveling opera singer. [quoted from Photoseed]

Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed
Delight Weston :: Rhythmic Dancing Study, 1921. Bromide print. | src Photoseed

Dance performance in 1924

A scene from a dance performance: Annsi Bergh, Mary Hougberg and Marianne Pontan in 1924. | Finnish Heritage Agency · Museovirasto
Kohtaus Annsi Berghin, Mary Hougbergin ja Marianne Pontanin tanssiesityksestä vuonna 1924. JOKA Journalistinen kuva-arkisto Otava @ Finnish Heritage Agency
Kohtaus Annsi Berghin, Mary Hougbergin ja Marianne Pontanin tanssiesityksestä vuonna 1924. JOKA Journalistinen kuva-arkisto Otava @ Museovirasto
A scene from a dance performance: Annsi Bergh, Mary Hougberg and Marianne Pontan in 1924. JOKA [Journalistic photo archive Otava] | Finnish Heritage Agency · Museovirasto

Il mistero di Persefone, 1929

Giannina Censi con il costume di scena di Il mistero di Persefone Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (*)
Giannina Censi con il costume di scena di Il mistero di Persefone Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (*)
Giannina Censi con il costume di scena di Il mistero di Persefone Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (*)
Giannina Censi con il costume di scena di Il mistero di Persefone Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (*)
Giannina Censi con il costume di scena di Il mistero di Persefone Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. In verso nota ms. "Teatro Licinium. Erba" | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart
Giannina Censi con il costume di scena di Il mistero di Persefone Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. In verso nota ms. “Teatro Licinium. Erba” | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart
Scena tratta da Il mistero di Persefone al Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. In verso nota ms. "Il Mistero di Persefone - Teatro Licinium. Erba". | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (**)
Scena tratta da Il mistero di Persefone al Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929. In verso nota ms. “Il Mistero di Persefone – Teatro Licinium. Erba”. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (**)
Scena tratta da Il mistero di Persefone al Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929 di Fot. Camuzzi. Milano. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (**)
Scena tratta da Il mistero di Persefone al Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929 di Fot. Camuzzi. Milano. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (**)
Scena tratta da Il mistero di Persefone al Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929 di Fot. Camuzzi. Milano. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (**)
Scena tratta da Il mistero di Persefone al Teatro Licinium di Erba, 1929 di Fot. Camuzzi. Milano. | src Fondo G. Censi ~ Mart (**)

(*) Pubblicata in Vaccarino E., (a cura di) Giannina Censi: danzare il futurismo. Milano: Electa; Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, 1998, p. 15

(**) Pubblicata in Vaccarino E., (a cura di) Giannina Censi: danzare il futurismo. Milano: Electa; Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, 1998, p. 85

Censi in Cambodian costume

Giannina Censi in costume cambogiano di Mauro Camuzzi, [1930 - 1939] | src Mart · Fondo Giannina Censi
Pubblicata in Vaccarino E., (a cura di) Giannina Censi: danzare il futurismo. Milano, 1998, p. 86
Giannina Censi in costume cambogiano di Mauro Camuzzi, [1930 – 1939] | src Mart · Fondo Giannina Censi
Pubblicata in Vaccarino E., (a cura di) Giannina Censi: danzare il futurismo. Milano, 1998, p. 86

Giannina Censi by Camuzzi, 1930

Giannina Censi di Camuzzi, Mauro. Fotografie, 1930 | src Mart · Fondo Giannina Censi
Giannina Censi di Mauro Camuzzi. Fotografie, 1930. In verso nota ms. “Giannina Censi via Princ. Umberto 10. Milano (Italia) – Milano 1930” | src Mart · Fondo Giannina Censi
Giannina Censi di Mauro Camuzzi. Fotografie, 1930 | src Mart · Fondo Giannina Censi
Giannina Censi di Mauro Camuzzi. Fotografie, 1930 | src Mart · Fondo Giannina Censi

Pubblicata in: Vaccarino E., (a cura di) Giannina Censi: danzare il futurismo. Milano: Electa; Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, 1998, p. 24 (both photographs)

Oggi è domenica dove si va?

Foto di scena tratta da "Oggi è domenica dove si va?", Compagnia Fineschi, Roma 1935. In verso nota ms. "Compagnia Fineschi - aprile 1935" | src Mart ~ Fondo Giannina Censi
Foto di scena tratta da “Oggi è domenica dove si va?”, Compagnia Fineschi, Roma 1935. In verso nota ms. “Compagnia Fineschi – aprile 1935” | src Mart ~ Fondo Giannina Censi
Giannina Censi in costume di scena dello spettacolo "Oggi è domenica dove si va?", Compagnia Fineschi, Roma 1935 di Fot. Macari. Napoli - Roma, 1935 | src Mart ~ Fondo Giannina Censi
Giannina Censi in costume di scena dello spettacolo “Oggi è domenica dove si va?”, Compagnia Fineschi, Roma 1935 di Fot. Macari. Napoli – Roma, 1935 | src Mart ~ Fondo Giannina Censi

Pubblicata in Vaccarino E., (a cura di) Giannina Censi: danzare il futurismo. Milano: Electa; Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, 1998, pp. 59 e 60.

Skoronel by Hänse Herrmann

Vera Skoronel, Foto: Hänse Herrmann © Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig | src Georg Kolbe Museum in the framework of “Die absoluten Tänzerinnen”, available on Spotify (Episode 7)
“Vera Skoronel, a true exceptional talent of modern expressive dance. She was confident, charismatic, her enthusiasm infectious. “Not-to-dance – does that even exist?” she once asked, purely rhetorically, of course.” quoted from source
Hänse Herrmann :: Portät von die Tänzerin und Choreographin Vera Skoronel (1906-1932; eigentlich Vera Laemmel, Vera Lämmel) um 1928. Aufnahme: Hänse Herrmann. Originalaufnahme im Archiv von Ullstein Bild. | src Getty Images