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  1. I found the photo in question in Keith Money's book p.221, thank you rg, and i was wrong the photo is described as portraits by Eugene Hutchinson,Chicago 1915 in costume for dance Espagnol for the movie "Dumb Girl of Portici". I understand that Hutchinson must of made a series of portrait photos of Pavlowa in various costumes for the "Portici" movie. The are several examples of these photos in several books, KM'S book p.218 & 221, on p.111 of Valerian Ivchenko 1974 edition of Anna Pavlova, on p.139 of John Lazzarini's book, and on p.237 of Victor Dandre's book. It appears that Pavlowa was in Chicago at least twice in 1915, (1) during the summer she was filming a portion of "Portici" in Chicago and KM'S book has a photo of AP with cameraman Dallen Clawson, AP dressed for Dance Espagnol persumably for a martinee at midway gardens. I also found in NYTimes 6/9/1915 a small artical stating that AP will be filming the interior scenes of "Portici" in Chicago while the AP ballet company is performing. The second time AP was in Chicago in 1915 was on Oct 4 at the opening of the Opera "Portici" by the Boston Grand Opera which AP bought with $75,000 she made from the film "Portici" I will have to go thru the last six months of the Chicago Tribune in 1915 to see if their is any newspaper articals regarding Hutchinson & Pavlova, so little has been written about Hutchinson even thought he photographer AP, Sarah Bernhardt, Francine Dagmara, Andreas Pavley, Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet, Ruth Page. - **I made a wonderful discovery yesterday, the NYPL has the 1915 film "The Dumb Girl of Portici" on internet video stream and can be access - www.nypl.org/research/transformations/Nature/page11.html - The first few mins has Pavlova dancing ballet in a white costume on a black background, viewing it is almost a transcendental experience, like seeing a ghost, viewing 88 years into the past and seeing Pavlova dance as thought/ she is a goddess. A must see for a Pavlova fan who has a high speed internet connection with a good intel processer. - I plan to find out much as possible regarding the Pavlova/Hutchinson series of photos, maybe i write a little artical. Kevin
  2. Well my photo post did not work, back to the drawing board
  3. Hello I can across this photograph of Anna Pavlowa three times in three unrelated activities last month and i think fate has called to me to discover more. This photograph was taken by a "famous" portrait photographer name Eugene Hutchinson marked 1915 in Chicago, this photo appears in the photo book Fugitive Gesture, The: Masterpieces of Dance Photography by William Ewing and it states that it is part of the Gelman Paper Photo collection and not much more is know about this photo. I have a Max Rabinoff ballet program of Pavlowa's 1914-1915 tour with this photo in the program, i think it is a publicity photo with Anna in costume from the ballet Amarilla, since Amarilla is featured in the program and this looks like a gyspy costume. There is a photo listed at the nypl performing arts of a photo by hutchinson1915 but the ballet named is bolero ( MGZEA ) but the photograph is not digitized and i have not see this photo. Can not find much on Eugene Hutchinson even though he photographed ruth page, sarah bernheartd Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet. I found a artical in on Hutchinson at the Chicago public library in the magazine photo-era june 1914. but what do you folks think of the costume, and any reference on Hutchinson. This my first time at posting a photo, hope this works. kevin
  4. rg - when did you start collecting( i assume) and posting old ballet photos, they are wonderful, keep up the good work. - kevin
  5. I was browsing the NYPL.ORG performing arts library and found a reference, 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. - *MGZEB 92-17894 Author Smakov, Gennady, collector. Title Photographs of Russian dancers. Imprint 1818-1984. - LOCATION CALL # STATUS *MGZEB 92-17894 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. - Kevin
  6. I understand what you saying regarding the Lithuanian-Vasiliev version, with the dancers and Orchastra on stage. The people here in Vilnius:Lithuania tell me that in the ending of Vasiliev version Mstislav Rostropovich, the Lithuanian conductor, gently linked the arms of the two dead lovers as he continues to direct the orchastra. - The Lith National Ballet is off in the summer so i could not see their performance. :angry: - Kevin
  7. I understand the Joffrey will be opening its season with John Cranko's R & J, also i know that the Lithuanain National Ballet performed its version (by Vladimir Vasilev) in London this past spring played by the London Symphony Orchastra under the baton of Lithanian's Mstislav Rostropovich. Also i have a women friend who is a corps dancer for the Kremlin Theater of ballet and they just did Yuri Grigorovich's version of R & J in Cypus and Lebanon last month and of course she says the Grigorovich's version is better that the other two versions. - I am planning on attending the Joffrey's opening night performance in Oct, seeing i just became a member of their Golden Ring Patron Circle,and it will be my first R & J performance ever, does anyelse know the other versions so to enlighten me on the differences so if ask by a fellow Joffrey patron about the performance i can reply in a educated manner. - KEVIN
  8. The New York City Preforming Arts Library, Dance department has many of its 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 search engine.
  9. Nude photos of ballet dancers have been done in the pass, the photographer Howard Schatz has done three books with nude photos of ballet dancers mostly from the San Franciso and Smuin (S.F.) ballets. Two of the books waterdance and pool light were photographed underwater freeing the nude ballet dancer from the effects of gravity, then Schatz also did Passion and Line. - I wonder if the carears of any of the above women and men dancers suffered negative effects posing nude for these photos.Modern dance performers are sometimes in the buff to express their art,but a nude ballet dancer is rare. kevin
  10. I enjoy collecting Ballet & Dance old programs,books,stamps,postcards, i looking to complete a collection of theater programs of the works of M.Fokine after he left Russia.I have three copies of the play program Aphrodite,Fokine did the chorography and was his first work when he came to America in 1919 and i found on ebay Mecca,the second work Fokine did in America.I like to collect old items in regards to the Russian Ballet,Diaghilev's Ballet Russes,also books of old dance photographs. try www.used.addall.com this is book supersite that connects to all the major internet book sellers. kevin
  11. "thats two in a row" Are you saying there are ballet articals in both April and May's issues ? kevin
  12. The Kirov will be performing in Detroit at the M.O.T. this Fall 2003,the tentative ballets that planned are Balanchine's Jewels, Bayaderka, and two of M. Fokine ballets. Kevin
  13. I just now caught this thread,have you had any success in selling these books,and where are these books located. Kevin
  14. Mel I see the paperbook version available on www.used.addall.com also i think the paperback is available thru the publisher University of Wisconsin press for $21.95,but i will find out tomorrow. HAPPY NEW YEAR Kevin
  15. I am a fan of Lopukhov and there is a new book regarding his writings that was released in the last two months.I was wondering if anyone, like rg who i know is a big lover of F.L.,has see this book or has a interest in this subject matter.I do not have this book yet,but will order this book tomorrow. -Writings on Ballet and Music -Fedor Lopukhov -Edited and with an introduction by Stephanie Jordan -TRANSLATIONS BY DORINDA OFFORD -Studies in Dance History ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Although little-known in the West, Fedor Lopukhov was a leading figure in Russia's dance world for more than sixty years and an influence on many who became major figures in Western dance, such as George Balanchine. As a choreographer, he staged the first post-revolutionary productions of traditional ballets like Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty as well as avant-garde and experimental works, including Dance Symphony, Bolt, and a highly controversial version of The Nutcracker. This first publication in English of Lopukhov's theoretical writings will give readers a clear understanding of his seminal importance in dance history and illuminate his role in the development of dance as a nonnarrative, musically based form. These writings present the rationale behind Lopukhov's attempt to develop a "symphonic" ballet that would integrate the formal and expressive elements of dance and music. They also show his finely detailed knowledge of the classical heritage and his creative efforts to transmit major works to future generations. This edition explains notonly the making of his own controversial Dance Symphony but also the issues he saw at stake in productions of Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty,and other key works by Petipa and Fokine. Lopukhov's writings argue the details of choreographic devices with an unusual degree of precision,and his comments on composers and the musical repertoire used by hispredecessors and contemporaries are equally revealing. Stephanie Jordan's introduction deftly situates these writings within the context of Lopukhov's life and career and in relation to the theories,aesthetics, and practices of dance in the twentieth century. "The availability of these finely translated essays in English (and Stephanie Jordan's illuminating introduction) will educate the Western world about the lost choreographer Fedor Lopukhov's role in the history of choreography, both experimental and classical, in Russia and the Soviet Union, as well as his contribution to dance theory. It will shed light for both dance and music audiences on relations between music and ballet not only in Lopukhov's own works, but in the ballets of Marius Petipa, the nineteenth-century choreographer of the great ballet classics whose compositions Lopukhov scrutinized attentively and imaginatively."Sally Banes, University of Wisconsin Madison Fedor Lopukhov (1886–1973) was born and lived most of his life in St. Petersburg. He attended the ballet school affiliated with the Maryinsky (later Kirov) Theatre, where he made his debut in 1905, danced as a soloist until 1922, and served as artistic director from 1922 through the end of that decade and for brief periods during the 1940s and 1950s. Stephanie Jordan is research professor in dance at Roehampton University of Surrey.
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