Pavlova, Anna (1881-1931)

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Dandré, Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)
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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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  1. Pavlova : impressions / presented by Margot Fonteyn
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1984-1985 ]
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    Pavlova : impressions / presented by Margot Fonteyn
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  2. Anna Pavlova, her life and art / Keith Money
    Money, Keith
    [ Book : 1982 ]
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  3. J.C. Williamson Ltd. presents Anna Pavlova supported by Laurent Novikoff, Ivan Clustine ... and the Corps de Ballet [at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney]
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1926 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  4. Edmund Russon has the honour to present Pavlova supported by Laurent Novikoff, Ivan Clustine ... and corps de ballet, contingent of Covent Garden Orchestra
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book ]
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  5. Anna Pavlova / with an essay by André Levinson
    Levinson, André, 1887-1933
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    Languages: French;Spanish, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. [Pavlova, Anna : her Australian tours, 1926, 1929 : theatre programmes, ephemera / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Published : 1926-1929 ]
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    [Pavlova, Anna : her Australian tours, 1926, 1929 : theatre programmes, ephemera / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
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  7. 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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  8. Anna Pavlova et les principaux artistes de sa troupe at the Palais du Trocadéro, Juin 1921
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1921 ]
    Languages: French
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  9. Star attractions present Anna Pavlova supported by Natacha Trouhanova, Alexandre Volinine, Ivan Clustine ... the corps de ballet [at the Queen's Hall]
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  10. The art of Anna Pavlowa / tour under the direction of Max Rabinoff
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1914 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  1. Pavlova : impressions / presented by Margot Fonteyn
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1984-1985 ]
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    Pavlova : impressions / presented by Margot Fonteyn
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  2. Anna Pavlova, her life and art / Keith Money
    Money, Keith
    [ Book : 1982 ]
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  3. J.C. Williamson Ltd. presents Anna Pavlova supported by Laurent Novikoff, Ivan Clustine ... and the Corps de Ballet [at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney]
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1926 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  4. Edmund Russon has the honour to present Pavlova supported by Laurent Novikoff, Ivan Clustine ... and corps de ballet, contingent of Covent Garden Orchestra
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. I wish I'd danced with Anna Pavlova / written by Leonie Young and Jeremy King ; illustrated by Cheryl Orsini
    Young, Leonie
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At 21 libraries
    I wish I'd danced with Anna Pavlova / written by Leonie Young and Jeremy King ; illustrated by Cheryl Orsini
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  6. Anna Pavlova / with an essay by André Levinson
    Levinson, André, 1887-1933
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    Languages: French;Spanish, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
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  7. [Pavlova, Anna : her Australian tours, 1926, 1929 : theatre programmes, ephemera / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Published : 1926-1929 ]
    View online
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    [Pavlova, Anna : her Australian tours, 1926, 1929 : theatre programmes, ephemera / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
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  8. 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
    View online
    At 6 libraries
    I dreamed I was a ballerina / a girlhood story by Anna Pavlova ; illustrated with art by Edgar Degas
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  9. Anna Pavlova et les principaux artistes de sa troupe at the Palais du Trocadéro, Juin 1921
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book : 1921 ]
    Languages: French
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  10. Star attractions present Anna Pavlova supported by Natacha Trouhanova, Alexandre Volinine, Ivan Clustine ... the corps de ballet [at the Queen's Hall]
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    [ Book ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 21.806)

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  2. Анна Павлова : 2 серии = [Anna Pavlova in 2 parts] / directed by Emil Loteanu
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  3. Monitor presents Zina Pavlova in Russian Gypsy songs [with] the balalaika of Sasha Polinoff
    Pavlova, Zina
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  4. Anna Pavlova : a woman for all time / Cast: Galina Beliaeva, James Fox; Martin Scorsese ... Written and directed by Micheal Powell
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  1. Great Women of History ANNA PAVLOVA
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 13 October 1982 p 127 Article Illustrated
    ... St Petersburg military hospital on January 31, 1881*. The whis per was that she was illegitimate ... approaching 50 when she took her company to The Hague in the Netherlands to start her 1931 tour. Age had taken ... 1585 words
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    ... 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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    ... 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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  1. Pavlova, Anna (1881-1931).(Narrative biography)
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  2. Pavlova, Anna Matveyevna
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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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  3. 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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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Anna Pavlova, ballerina, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  2. Pavlova (Anna) Collection
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  1. Helpmann, Robert, (Sir) (-1986)
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    ... Pavlova, Anna ... Les Sylphides. It was performed again in Australia by Anna Pavlova's ...
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  1. Pavlova, a biography. In collaboration with members of the Pavlova Commemoration Committee
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  2. Dance of the Swan : A Story About Anna Pavlova (Creative Minds Biographies)
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  3. Anna Pavlova / Richard Austin ; illustrated by Linda Birch
    Austin, Richard
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  4. Anna Pavlova / [written and planned by Ruth Thomson ; illustrated by Margaret Power]
    Thomson, Ruth
    [ Book : 1974 ]
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