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Anna Pavlova in a beautiful costume for a Russian dance. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/picture-preview-anna-pavlova-twentieth-century-ballerina-7873178.html?action=gallery=5

Anna Pavlova in a beautiful costume for a Russian dance. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/picture-preview-anna-pavlova-twentieth-century-ballerina-7873178.html?action=gallery=5

Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova  February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlova as Giselle - 1924 - London  Laura Johnson via Kinsey Novak onto dance

Anna Pavlova as Giselle - 1924 - London Laura Johnson via Kinsey Novak onto dance

Colored photo of Anna Pavlova, costume by Leon Bakst for Swan Lake, 1905

Colored photo of Anna Pavlova, costume by Leon Bakst for Swan Lake, 1905

Anna Pavlova in her signature role, The Dying Swan. Her feet were so severely arched, she had to invent her own reinforced shoe. It is rumored that she would retouch her photographs to make her pointe shoes look like those favorable of the era.

Anna Pavlova in her signature role, The Dying Swan. Her feet were so severely arched, she had to invent her own reinforced shoe. It is rumored that she would retouch her photographs to make her pointe shoes look like those favorable of the era.

"Anna Pavlova" by John Lavery, 1911, kelvingrove art gallery/museum, glasgow

"Anna Pavlova" by John Lavery, 1911, kelvingrove art gallery/museum, glasgow

Anna Pavlova - Prima-ballerina of the St Petersburg Imperial Theatre

Anna Pavlova - Prima-ballerina of the St Petersburg Imperial Theatre

Anna Pavlova + Jack

Anna Pavlova + Jack

Anna Pavlova in a costume designed by Leon Bakst. - The Independent

Anna Pavlova in a costume designed by Leon Bakst. - The Independent

https://flic.kr/p/sEYj59 | Anna Pavlova

https://flic.kr/p/sEYj59 | Anna Pavlova

TIRZA W - i like your pin - fantastic - old dress -  ❤‿❤ - Lady with old dress- ❤‿❤ - thanks thanks thanks    vintage photograph of Ballerina Anna Pavlova

TIRZA W - i like your pin - fantastic - old dress - ❤‿❤ - Lady with old dress- ❤‿❤ - thanks thanks thanks vintage photograph of Ballerina Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova by John Lavery

Anna Pavlova by John Lavery

Anna Pavlova and Michael Mordkin performing the Russian Dance (1909). Foulsham & Banfield. Published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd. National Portrait Gallery. Mordkin joined Diaghilev for the 1909 Paris season as a leading dancer, ranking above Nijinsky. On the opening night of Ballets Russes in Paris, Mordkin danced the leading role in Michael Fokine’s Le Pavillon d'Armide. After the first season, he remained in Paris to dance with Anna Pavlova going on to form his own company, All Star…

Anna Pavlova and Michael Mordkin performing the Russian Dance (1909). Foulsham & Banfield. Published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd. National Portrait Gallery. Mordkin joined Diaghilev for the 1909 Paris season as a leading dancer, ranking above Nijinsky. On the opening night of Ballets Russes in Paris, Mordkin danced the leading role in Michael Fokine’s Le Pavillon d'Armide. After the first season, he remained in Paris to dance with Anna Pavlova going on to form his own company, All Star…

Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) and her cat in 1911.  Anna was a Russian ballerina and was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) and her cat in 1911. Anna was a Russian ballerina and was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlova ♡ www.theworlddances.com/ #throwback #dance

Anna Pavlova ♡ www.theworlddances.com/ #throwback #dance

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in her Russian stage costume, 1910 – 1911, digital colourisation of the old photograph.

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in her Russian stage costume, 1910 – 1911, digital colourisation of the old photograph.