Posted 28 June 2003 - 03:13 PM
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Posted 28 June 2003 - 07:00 PM
like alexandra let me say it's good to see you back on this lane of the information highway. i have a feeling if ever there is a reliable and extensive site of imperial russian ballet pictures it might appear due to prodding and interest as keen as yours.
here's hoping, and o'course reiterating: welcome back.
Posted 13 July 2003 - 01:33 AM
old photographs available via the internet,you can browse the catologue via
NYCPL INTERNET SITE and see a digital photo o you computer.
I do not know the address of the top of my head but you could find it via a
Posted 18 July 2003 - 05:14 AM
Posted 24 August 2003 - 10:21 PM
for the collector Gennally Smakov who gave a collection of photographs used in
his book "The great Russian dancers" and most of the items date 1818-1917
so i am sure that their are photos of Russian Imperial Ballet Dancers.
Author Smakov, Gennady, collector.
Title Photographs of Russian dancers.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
Descript 1 album (120 photoprints) : b&w. ; 31 x 31 cm.
Note Photographs collected for use as illustrations in Smakov's book, The great Russian dancers, published by Knopf, 1984, and for his unpublished biography of Marius Petipa.
Most of the items date from 1818 to 1917, with nine later than 1917, including two of Mikhail Baryshnikov as a child, ca. 1956, and one of him in Petrouchka, 1984.
Subject Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910
Aistov, Nikolai Sergeevich.
Astaf'eva, Serafima Aleksandrovna.
Baldina, Alexandra Vasil'evna, 1885-1977.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Bogdanova, Aleksandra Aleksandrovna, 1861-
Bulgakov, Aleksei Dmitrievich, 1872-1954.
Chislova, Ekaterina Gavrilovna, 1845-1889.
Chumakova, Antonina Savel'evna, 1890-
Fabr, Aleksandra Aleksandrovna, b. 1847.
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942.
Gerdt, Elizaveta Pavlovna, 1891-1975.
Gerdt, Pavel Andreevich, 1844-1917.
Gordova, Apollinaria Alekseevna.
Ivanov, Lev, 1834-1901.
Ivanova, Vera Nikolaevna.
Kulichevskaia, Klavdiia Mikhailovna, 1861-1923.
Kshessinska, Mathilde, 1872-1971.
Legat, Sergei Gustavovich, 1875-1905.
Legnani, Pierina, 1863-1923.
Leonova, Ol'ga Nikolaevna.
Luk'ianov, Sergei Ivanovich, 1859-1911.
Murav'ėva, Marfa Nikolaevna, 1838-1879.
Muromskaia, Lidiia Vissarionovna.
Nikitina, Varvara Aleksandrovna.
Obukhova, Evgeniia Konstantinovna.
Orlov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, 1889-
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931.
Petipa, Marie Mariusovna.
Preobrajenska, Olga, 1870-1962.
Romanoff, Boris, 1891-1957.
Roslavleva, Liubov' Andreevna, 1874-1904.
Rubtsova, Lidiia Aleksandrovna, 1871-
Sedova, IUliia Nikolaevna, 1880-1969.
Trefilova, Vera, 1875-1943.
TSalison, Polina Viktorovna.
Urakova, Anna Petrovna.
Vazem, Ekaterina Ottovna, 1848-1937.
Vilzak, Anatole, 1898-
Vladimiroff, Pierre, 1893-1970.
Posted 25 August 2003 - 09:21 AM
it's in some measure photos used to illustrate his book, as well as some that didn't make it into the volume.
unfortunately not all the photos from his book are in this album. i assume some of the illustrations in the final knopf publication were gained from supplementary sources.
alas, while the pictures themselves are never less than fascinating, as almost all are historic and often rare 'originals,' there are, to best of my recollection, no full-stage pictures in the album. most are portraits or full figure, studio-posed shots of the dancers in question.
still it's worth a perusal for anyone who gets to the dance coll. w/ time to spare & with an interest in 19th c. russian ballet.
as for full-stage shots, just recently in a maryinsky prog. published not long ago in st. petersburg, i saw for the first time a full-stage picture of the final grouping from the procession and grand pas from the betrothal scene of BAYADERKA, i'd seen a few other pictures of this vintage before, but never this one. (it showed whence cometh one of the groupings arranged for the vikharev 1900 reconstruction of this ballet shown in nyc in 2002.) so i suppose there are still some eye-filling and eye-opening pictures in the russian archives, but they're probably still a rarity due to the photo techniques of the time.
i have two post cards showing large groupings. one is posed, probably of the casually assembled cast of 'magic flute' undated, alas, and un-captioned. another is a petrograd grouping from the walpurgisnacht scene of 'faust,' showing some women with loose hair variously 'draped' around a rocky landscape w/ mephistopheles standing and looking vaguely sinister off to the side. but essentially it would seem most of the imperial ballet photography was limited to solo shots of posed dancers in studio settings.
Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:15 PM
I spent a very pleasant hour or so browsing Ju:rgensen's anthology of Danish photos on Friday. John-Michael, if you're reading this, and you haven't seen the book in question, it's strongly recommended. Though I am sure you must have consulted it. By the way, I caught up with your out-of-sight music postings on Saturday night, and was delighted to find a fellow lover of music that embodies le/la jolie (can never remember which gender article Tchaikovsky chose)--the principle of sheer prettiness. T's statement about Sylvia and Die Ring is often held against him, but I think it showed enormous courage and integrity. Most of us are terrified of being thought vulgar. I think should follow Marilyn Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl: "Well, all I can say is, give me vulgarity"!
Posted 31 August 2003 - 05:39 PM
I feel sure that photos like this must be easy to find, but if you have not seen them and would like to, there is surely some way I can transmit them to you.
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