Michio Ito by Ira Schwarz

Ira D. Schwarz :: Michio Itow. The Japanese dancer who is giving a series of special performances in New York with Sonia Serova.
Ira Daniel Schwarz :: The Japanese dancer Michio Itow. Shadowland, January 1921
Ira Daniel Schwarz :: The Japanese dancer Michio Itow. Shadowland, January 1921
Ira D. Schwarz :: Michio Itow. The Japanese dancer who is giving a series of special performances in New York with Sonia Serova.

Kiss of Love by Erté (ca 1983)

Erté (Romain De Tirtoff) :: Kiss of Fire, ca. 1983. From Love and Passion Suite. DETAIL
Erté (Romain De Tirtoff) :: Kiss of Fire, ca. 1983. From  Love and Passion Suite.
Erté (Romain De Tirtoff) :: Kiss of Fire, ca. 1983. [Detail]

Erté (Romain De Tirtoff, Russian/French, 1892-1990) color serigraph on paper with silver, gold, and red foil embossing titled “Kiss of Fire” from the artist’s Love and Passion Suite, numbered 61/300, published circa 1983. Depicts a partially nude male and a female couple in profile standing on a gold surface and dressed in red, orange, and purple flowing garments and headdresses reminiscent of flames, their arms resting on each other’s shoulders, against a black background with a black circular pattern embossed above. Numbered in white pencil, lower left below image, signed “Erte” in white pencil, lower right below image. | quoted from Case Fine Arts & Antiques

Erté (Romain De Tirtoff) :: Kiss of Fire, ca. 1983. From  Love and Passion Suite.
Erté (Romain De Tirtoff) :: Kiss of Fire, ca. 1983. From the artist’s Love and Passion Suite.
Erté (Romain De Tirtoff) :: Kiss of Fire, ca. 1983. From  Love and Passion Suite.
Erté (Romain De Tirtoff) :: Kiss of Fire, ca. 1983. From the artist’s Love and Passion Suite. (Close up) | Case Fine Arts & Antiques

Crossed Lines. Matray Ballet

Elli Marcus :: Gekreuzte Linien. Maria Solveg und Keith Lester vom Ernst Matray Ballett. Scherl's Magazin Band 6, Heft 2, Februar 1930
Elli Marcus :: Gekreuzte Linien. Maria Solveg und Keith Lester vom Ernst Matray Ballett. Scherl’s Magazin Band 6, Heft 2, Februar 1930

Abeceda by Karel Teige (1926)

A page for Abeceda [The Alphabet], 1926
Poetry by Vitezslav Nezval (Czech, 1900–1958)
Design, typography, and photomontage by Karel Teige (Czech, 1900–1951)
Choreography by Milča Mayerová (Czech, 1901–1977)
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O page for Abeceda [The Alphabet], 1926

« In Nezval’s Abeceda, a cycle of rhymes based on the shapes of letters, I tried to create a ‹ typofoto › of a purely abstract and poetic nature, setting into graphic poetry what Nezval set into verbal poetry in his verse, both being poems evoking the magic signs of the alphabet. » –Karel Teige, quoted from Abeceda – Index Grafik

H page for Abeceda [The Alphabet], 1926

In 1926 the Czech dancer Milca Mayerová choreographed the alphabet as a photo-ballet. Each move in the dance is made to the visual counterpoint of Karel Teige’s typographic music. Teige was a constructivist and a surrealist, a poet, collagist, photographer, typographer and architectural theorist, and his 1926 photomontage designs for the alphabet are a uniquely elegant and witty invention, and one of the enduring masterpieces of Czech modernism. –Quoted from The Guardian

Ballet dancer Serge Oukrainsky

James Wallace Pondelicek :: "Serge Oukrainsky in Algerian Dance (Grieg). The only barefoot toe dancer and greatest Oriental dancer of the Chicago Opera and head of the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet" (title devised from caption on photograph's verso). | Worthpoint
James Wallace Pondelicek :: "Serge Oukrainsky in Algerian Dance (Grieg). The only barefoot toe dancer and greatest Oriental dancer of the Chicago Opera and head of the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet" (title devised from caption on photograph's verso). | Worthpoint
James Wallace Pondelicek :: “Serge Oukrainsky in Algerian Dance (Grieg). The only barefoot toe dancer and greatest Oriental dancer of the Chicago Opera and head of the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet” (title devised from caption on photograph’s verso). | Worthpoint

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

Irma Calson and Jean Börlin

Irma Calson och Jean Börlin i Chopin av Svenska Baletten, foto: okänd. | src Dansmuseet on IG
Irma Calson och Jean Börlin i Chopin av Svenska Baletten, foto: okänd. | src Dansmuseet on IG
Irma Calson och Jean Börlin i Chopin, Svenska Baletten, foto: Studio V. Henry, Paris, 1920. | src Dansmuseet's IG
Irma Calson och Jean Börlin i Chopin, Svenska Baletten, foto: Studio V. Henry, Paris, 1920. | src Dansmuseet’s IG

Jako-Mica and dance partner

Studio Piaz :: Jacqueline Jako-Mica (Nicole Chaumot) with a dance partner at Casino de Paris, 1940s | src Abebooks and Zvab
Studio Piaz :: Jacqueline Jako-Mica (Nicole Chaumot) with a dance partner at Casino de Paris, 1940s | src Abebooks and Zvab
Studio Piaz :: Jacqueline Jako-Mica (Nicole Chaumot) with a dance partner at Casino de Paris, 1940s | src Abebooks and Zvab
Studio Piaz :: Jacqueline Jako-Mica (Nicole Chaumot) with a dance partner in Harlequin costume at Casino de Paris, 1940s | src Abebooks and Zvab
Studio Piaz :: Jacqueline Jako-Mica (Nicole Chaumot) with a dance partner at Casino de Paris, 1940s | src Abebooks and Zvab
Studio Piaz :: Jacqueline Jako-Mica (Nicole Chaumot) with a dance partner in Harlequin costume at Casino de Paris, 1940s | src Abebooks and Zvab

Lifar by Hoyningen-Huene, 1930

George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian, 1900-1968) :: Serge Lifar, 1930. Vogue magazine.
George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian, 1900-1968) :: Serge Lifar; Vogue ; Paris (1930) Heritage Auctions
George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian, 1900-1968) :: Serge Lifar, 1930. Vogue magazine.