Pavlova, Anna (-1931)

Also known as
Dandré, Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)
Dandré, Anna Pavlova (-1931)
Pavlova, Anna (1881-1931)
Field of activity
Dancer; Choreographer
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35413038
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-721070

Biographies

Anna Pavlova is a Russian Dancer, Choreographer who is mentioned in 10 events in the AusStage database

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Anna Pavlova came to Australia twice, both times under the entrepreneurial banner of the J. C. Williamson organisation, and billed as 'The greatest dancer of all time'. Her first visit was in 1926 when she visited Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. She was partnered on this tour by Laurent Novikoff and the dancers included Algeranoff making the first of his many visits to Australia. The company presented some seventeen ballets and several shorter divertissements, including works that Pavlova had choreographed herself.

In 1929 Pavlova returned with a larger company and expanded repertoire. She was partnered during this tour by Pierre Vladimiroff and both Algeranoff and Edouard Borovansky were members of the company. On this second tour the company performed in Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Bundaberg before moving into the newly-completed His Majesty's in Brisbane. Then followed performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Pavlova trained at the Imperial Theatre School in St Petersburg and made her debut with the Imperial Russian Ballet at the Maryinsky Theatre in 1899. She performed in the opening season of Diaghilev's Ballet Russe in Paris in 1909 and from then on toured relentlessly. She criss-crossed the globe on these tours, which took in Africa, Indonesia, India, Japan and Australia as well as Europe, England, the United States, Canada and South America.

A further brief discussion, with online resources, of Pavlova's tours to Australia and the context in which they occurred is contained in the National Library of Australia's exhibition Dance people dance. See 'Early touring companies'.

For a detailed listing of Pavlova's schedule and repertoire in Australia see Anna Pavlova in Australia - 1926, 1929 Tours.

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AusStage

  1. Anna Pavlova's network
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  2. Anna Pavlova's map
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  3. The Serenade
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-05-08]
    A performance staged at the Her Majesty's Theatre (1887-1933), Sydney, NSW
  4. Anna Pavlova
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-04-17]
    A performance staged at the Her Majesty's Theatre (1887-1933), Sydney, NSW
  5. Autumn Leaves
    Pavlova, Anna (Choreographer)
    [1926-05-08]
    A performance staged at the Her Majesty's Theatre (1887-1933), Sydney, NSW
  6. Anna Pavlova
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-07-24]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
  7. Bachanal
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-05-08]
    A performance staged at the Her Majesty's Theatre (1887-1933), Sydney, NSW
  8. Pavlova: The Polish Wedding, Invitation to the Dance, Autumn Leaves and Divertissements
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-08-03]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
  9. Pavlova: The Magic Flute, Snowflakes and Divertissements
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-07-28]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
  10. Pavlova Programme
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1929-07-03]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
  11. Pavlova: Amarilla, Egyptian Ballet and Divertissements
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-07-31]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
  12. Dionysus
    Pavlova, Anna (Dancer)
    [1926-05-08]
    A performance staged at the Her Majesty's Theatre (1887-1933), Sydney, NSW
  13. Anna Pavlova
    Pavlova, Anna
  14. Anna Pavlova
    Pavlova, Anna

Resources by Anna Pavlova (5)

  1. Pavlova : impressions / presented by Margot Fonteyn
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1984-1985 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 30 libraries
    Pavlova : impressions / presented by Margot Fonteyn
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22.811)

  2. I dreamed I was a ballerina / a girlhood story by Anna Pavlova ; illustrated with art by Edgar Degas
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 2001 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 5 libraries
    I dreamed I was a ballerina / a girlhood story by Anna Pavlova ; illustrated with art by Edgar Degas
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  3. Orpheus : the myth of the poet / Charles Segal
    Segal, Charles, 1936-2002
    [ Book : 1989-1993 ]
    At 18 libraries
    Orpheus : the myth of the poet / Charles Segal
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  4. Pavlova & Nijinsky : paper dolls full color / Tom Tierney
    Tierney, Tom
    [ Book : 1900-1981 ]
    Languages: English;lis;Undetermined, [2 others]
    At UniSA Library
    Pavlova & Nijinsky : paper dolls full color / Tom Tierney
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  5. Hommage à la Pavlova = A tribute to Pavlova = Festakt fur Pawlowa
    Orchestre symphonique de Québec (1942-)
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
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  1. Anna Pavlova : twentieth century ballerina / Jane Pritchard with Caroline Hamilton
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  1. ANNA PAVLOVA
    Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) Sunday 25 April 1926 p 3 Article
    ... ANNA PAVLOVA —— Miss Joan Stacy, well-known in lo-cal dancing circles has returned from Melbourne ... and refers in ecstatic lan-guage to Pavlova. Of the "Dying Swan," Miss Stacy says "From her first ... 164 words
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  2. ANNA PAVLOVA
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Thursday 20 June 1929 p 23 Article
    ... ANNA PAVLOVA The gala opening night of tbe Pavlova season will be en Wednesday. June 26. at the ... ballet Pavlova will appear as Dulclnea, and Domosltvskt. will be Don Quixote. Many other artists who ... 408 words
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    ... ANNA PAVLOVA Pavlova's Australian season will be-gin in Brisbane at Easter. The great dancer is a ... Australia - those of Pavlova and Ge-nee - have presented the best, both of conventionally "classic" dancing ... 135 words
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  3. Pavlova : ten scenes / producers, Pierre Morin, Micheline Charest, Ronald A. Weinberg ; director, Pierre Morin ; written by Henry Crossfield
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  4. Pavlova 1889-1931
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  1. Helpmann, Robert, (Sir) (-1986)
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  2. Kellaway, Harold Lionel (-1990)
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  3. Fokine, Michel (-1942)
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  1. Dandre-Levitoff Russian Ballet tour (1934 - 1935)
    Dandre-Levitoff Russian Ballet tour (1934 - 1935)
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    The Dandre-Levitoff Russian Ballet, which toured Australia from late 1934 to early 1935, was directed by Victor Dandre in conjunction with the impresario Alexander Levitoff. Dandre was Anna Pavlov...

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  2. Autumn Leaves (Australian context)
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    Autumn Leaves, Anna Pavlova's single substantial choreographic work, was set in one act to various piano pieces by Chopin and depicted the fate of a chrysanthemum bloom which is lovingly t...

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    A ballet based on the novel Don Quixote by Cervantes first made its appearance in Australia on 5 April 1926. A two act version with choreography by Laurent Novikoff after Petipa was perfor...

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  1. [Pavlova, Anna : her Australian tours, 1926, 1929 : theatre programmes, ephemera / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
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  2. Scrapbook of Anna Pavlova material
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  3. Souvenir [programme], Anna Pavlova, New His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane / direction, J. C. Williamson Ltd
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  1. Pavlova, Anna (1881-1931).(Narrative biography)
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  3. The pavlova story: A slice of New Zealand's culinary history [Book Review]
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  4. Pavlova, Anna Matveyevna
    The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.
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