Which company could this have been?touring the US midwest early 1940
Posted 06 December 2003 - 11:31 AM
Which ballet company, presumably "Russian" (my mother was nearly 7 and thought they were Russian) could have been on tour of the American midwest in January of 1940?
I thought it might have been the Ballet Russe, but now I am not so sure.
My mother was very impressed, and drew pictures of ballerinas with lovely, shapely legs for weeks afterwards.
Any ideas which company this might have been??
Posted 06 December 2003 - 12:00 PM
It could have been the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, or more likely could have been the Dolin Markova company.
Posted 06 December 2003 - 12:16 PM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 12:49 PM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 07:37 PM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 08:18 PM
The photo has to be of Alexandra a/k/a "Legs" Danilova!!!
(well, it doesn't HAVE to be, but chances are.....)
Posted 06 December 2003 - 08:34 PM
And I'd agree with Alexandra -- Danilova's legs were extremely well known at the time!
Posted 07 December 2003 - 01:44 AM
You are all fantastic! Thank you very much!
There does not exist a program or anything anymore; and my mother and siblings have since all left the midwest for different pastures.
But my mother likes to remember this; it was apparently one of the highlights of her childhood.
editing to add: Yes, it could indeed have been Danilova's legs!
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