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  Anna Pavlova, great Russian dancer
Anna Pavlova was born on January 31, 1881 in a suburb of St. Petersburg.
Pavlova hadn't the strength for it; her delicate, highly arched feet were too weak for the flamboyant pointework coming into vogue.
But ultimately Pavlova made such a virtue of her over-arched feet that critics said they represented the yearnings of the Russian soul.4 She cleverly devised a shank and platform for her pointe shoes that conserved her energy and let her balance in arabesque until the audience was breathless.
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 Heroine Worship: Anna Pavlova, The Swan
Pavlova was already an acclaimed ballerina when, in 1905, Michel Fokine choreographed "The Dying Swan" for her to music by Saint-Saens; it became her personal emblem.
Anna Pavlova was Magellan as well as Father Junipero Serra, with a little Audubon mixed in, and ballet was her mission.
Anna Pavlova continues to dance for us through her photographs: they evoke a moment in flight, and our imagination recreates the rest.
www.nytimes.com /specials/magazine4/articles/pavlova.html   (811 words)

  
  Great Ballerinas - Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova was born on January 31, 1881 in a suburb of St. Petersburg.
Pavlova hadn't the strength for it; her delicate, highly arched feet were too weak for the flamboyant pointework coming into vogue.
Pavlova took soft pointe shoes that were too big, inserted a piece of leather under the metatarsal for support and pounded down the platform to make it bigger and flatter.
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 history: Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova was born in a military hospital in St Petersburg, Russia.
Pavlova's early childhood was spent with her grandmother in the tiny village of Ligovo, outside St Petersburg, where she attended the local school.
Pavlova's physique as well as the qualities of her dancing made her particularly well suited to such roles as Nikia and Giselle.
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 PeoplePlay UK - Anna Pavlova
Pavlova was very competitive and during a curtain call slapped the face of her partner, Michael Mordkin, because she thought he was getting more applause.
Pavlova was interested in local and national dances, and created works based on Japanese and Indian dance, in which she appeared with the young Uday Shankar.
Pavlova, more than any other dancer, symbolised the ballerina for the 20th century - the dark expressive eyes, the pale oval face surrounded by severely dressed dark hair, the elegant, almost emaciated figure and the almost religious dedication to dance.
www.peopleplayuk.org.uk /guided_tours/dance_tour/ballet/revolution_pavlova.php   (360 words)

  
 Dancing Dance : Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova was one of the world’s best-known ballerinas.
Pavlova’s parents were poor, and she was a frail and sickly child.
Anna Pavlova was born in late January of 1881 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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 The St. Petersburg Times - News - Row Escalates Over Anna Pavlova's Ashes
LONDON - Plans to return the ashes of famed ballerina Anna Pavlova to Russia have been postponed after Moscow told the London crematorium where her remains are on display that the deal should be put on hold.
He had expected to take Pavlova's ashes and those of her husband, Victor Dandre, to Moscow next week with the full blessing of Russia's federal government and Moscow's City Hall and present them to Novodevichy Cemetery, where many cultural luminaries are buried.
Andrei Dandre, whose grandfather was the cousin of Pavlova's husband, said if any Russian city was to be Pavlova's resting place it should be St. Petersburg, where she was born in 1881 and caused a sensation at the famed Mariinsky Theater.
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  Anna Pavlova: Ballerina Absoluta
Anna Pavlova was born in St. Petersburg, premature and frail, sometime in the early 1880s.
Anna Pavlova was apprenticed to a stern disciplinarian of the ballet.
Anna Pavlova, though born prematurely and into poverty, lived to become one of the greatest ballerinas of all time--a talented performer who was loved around the world.
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  ArtandCulture Artist: Anna Pavlova   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pavlova fell in love with ballet at the tender age of eight, when her mother took her to the Maryinsky Theater for the first time to see "Sleeping Beauty." Her well-to-do suburban mother never suspected that what was meant as a bit of cultural education would turn into a life-altering influence.
Anna Pavlova was often called the consummate ballerina because she maintained the same elegance on- and offstage.
Pavlova was instrumental in bringing ballet to the masses, converting new fans everywhere she went and moving them to tears with her "Dying Swan." Between 1910 and 1925, her company traveled 300,000 miles and gave nearly 4,000 performances.
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 Anna Pavlova: Ballerina Absoluta
Anna Pavlova was born in St. Petersburg, premature and frail, sometime in the early 1880s.
Anna Pavlova was apprenticed to a stern disciplinarian of the ballet.
Anna Pavlova, though born prematurely and into poverty, lived to become one of the greatest ballerinas of all time--a talented performer who was loved around the world.
www.worldandijournal.com /subscribers/feature_detail.asp?num=25259   (2033 words)

  
 Krys' Place - Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova was born on January 31, 1881 in a suburb of St. Petersburg.
Pavlova hadn't the strength for it; her delicate, highly arched feet were too weak for the flamboyant pointework coming into vogue.
Pavlova excelled in the repertory at the Maryinsky, especially in La Bayadere, Giselle, Le Corsaire and Don Quixote but dancing the choreography of Mikhail Fokine is what made her immortal.
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 Anna Pavlova - MSN Encarta
Born in Saint Petersburg, Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was trained at the school of the Imperial Ballet, made her debut as soloist in 1899, and became prima ballerina of the company in 1906.
Pavlova toured Europe in 1907, appeared briefly with the Ballets Russes of the Russian impresario Sergey Diaghilev, and, in 1910 made her American debut with the Russian dancer Mikhail Mordkin at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
Conservative in her aesthetics, Pavlova was an outstanding representative of classical Russian ballet, admired for the poetic quality of her movement.
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 Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova (February 12, 1881 see note - January 23, 1931) was a famous ballet dancer of the early 20th century.
Born Anna Matveyevna, in St Petersburg, Russia, she worked briefly for Serge Diaghilev before founding her own company and performing throughout the world.
The pavlova dessert was named after her, although its origins are poorly documented.
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 Ballerina: Anna Pavlova
Born on February 21, 1881 in St. Petersburg Russia was Anna Pavlova, one of the most celebrated dancers in Russian ballet history.
Pavlova started her own company at this time and they danced excerpts from such ballets as Don Quixote and Giselle.
Pavlova also took interest in various types of ethnic dances such as those from Poland, Mexico and Japan, and her company also danced ballets with these influences.
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 Anna Pavlova, great Russian dancer
Thus was young Anna Pavlova admonished by her teacher, Pavel Gerdt.1 She followed this good advice and became a legend - indisputably one of the great ballerinas of the twentieth century and also one of ballet's most influential ambassadors.
Pavlova's emotional, expressive, ecstatic style thrilled audiences all over the world, despite its lack of showy, virtuosic technique.
But ultimately Pavlova made such a virtue of her over-arched feet that critics said they represented the yearnings of the Russian soul.4 She cleverly devised a shank and platform for her pointe shoes that conserved her energy and let her balance in arabesque until the audience was breathless.
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 Anna Pavlova (1983)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.
Her dedication to dance was unparalleled and those who want to take up dance as their career must start out only after watching this film.The music was haunting too.
I wish Anna Pavlova was really the heroine of this film.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0086089   (199 words)

  
 Anna Pavlova (dancer) Summary
Anna Pavlova, whose exact origins are as unfixable as the startling images she created on stage, was born on January 31, 1881, in St. Petersburg.
Pavlova's first tour in what was to become a lifetime of innumerable performances for strange audiences (it is estimated that Anna Pavlova travelled over 400,000 miles in the pre-air-travel age and was seen by millions) was to Moscow in 1907.
It was Pavlova's ability to accept her role as emissary for her art, often with good humor and always with a kind of missionary zeal and self-discipline, that brought vast audiences to her and eventually to the ballet itself.
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 Anna Pavlova
Anna had been raised Russian Orthodox and was known to pray to the Virgin Mother for the strength and the perseverance that was required of the students.
Anna was a very emotional person, both in her dancing and her love of the people of her motherland.
Pavlova en pointe and in motion had no duckish quality whatsoever.” She adds, “"The Dying Swan" is not about a woman impersonating a bird, it's about the fragility of life - all life - and the passion with which we hold on to it.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b2annapavlova.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Anna Pavlova (dancer) at AllExperts
Anna Pavlova as Nikiya in the Grand Pas Classique of the Shades from Act III of La Bayadère, circa 1902
Anna Pavlovna Pavlova (Анна Павловна Павлова) (31 January 1881 (Old Style)/12 February 1881 (New Style) - 23 January 1931) was a famous ballet dancer of the early 20th century.
Pavlova was thin, delicate-looking, and ethereal, perfect for romantic roles such as Giselle.
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 Anna Pavlova - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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 Anna Pavlova information - Search.com
Anna Pavlova as Nikiya in the Grand Pas Classique of the Shades from Act III of La Bayadère, circa 1902
Anna Pavlovna Pavlova (Анна Павловна Павлова) (31 January 1881 (Old Style)/12 February 1881 (New Style) - 23 January 1931) was a famous ballet dancer of the early 20th century.
Pavlova was thin, delicate-looking, and ethereal, perfect for romantic roles such as Giselle.
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 Adolph Bolm, Anna Pavlova, Ruth Page, Karsavina, Stravinsky, Remisoff, Berman, Imperial Theater, Marynski, Intime, ...
Pavlova has inspired untold numbers to dance, and to create beauty in pursuit of the ideal patterned by her.
Audiences of the entire world have applauded the exquisite Pavlova, surrounded by her company of dancers, in settings and theatres, which, mediocre as they were at the times, could not dim her lustre.
Once Pavlova wept that she was to be limited to Russia with her dancing, when she longed for the world.
www.adolphbolm.com /html/Articles/Bolm/Pavlova.html   (1158 words)

  
 Anna Pavlova, female Russian gymnast
Anna Anatolyevna, "Anyuta", is a very promising young gymnast, with an incredible skill level, even at this young age.
Anna still goes to school, even though she hardly visits the classroom, her teachers help her with her courses.
Because she used to train with the girls and boys from her club when younger, Anna can do some men's gymnastics, like scissors on pommel horse, giant swings in the still rings, and she is even capable of some strength moves like a piked sit in the rings.
www.olympic-eurogym.demon.nl /russia/pav/pav.htm   (321 words)

  
 History of Vancouver - Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova, the most famous woman dancer who ever lived, came to Vancouver November 17, 1910.
One tiny memento of Pavlova’s appearances in Vancouver came to light in a curious way many years after she died in 1931.
It happens that, during one of her visits here, she had performed at the now-vanished Empress Theatre (it stood at the northwest corner of Hastings and Gore.) When they tore that theatre down in 1940, one of the workmen noticed a flash of soft color in the debris.
www.vancouverhistory.ca /archives_anna.htm   (332 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Anna Pavlova, Jewel of the Ballet: Books: Elizabeth G. Uhlig   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Anna Pavlova, Jewel of the Ballet, author Elizabeth Uhlig recreates the enchanting world of a little girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Anna Pavlova, Jewel of the Ballet is a modern day classic with all the magic of a fairy tale.
A great introduction, both to the life of the world renowned ballerina and to the world of ballet, Anna Pavlova, Jewel of the Ballet, explains in clear, simple, direct language, suitable for young readers that through determination and drive, achieving one's goals is a very possible dream.
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 Anna Pavlova - Uncyclopedia
Pavlova was born to a well-to-do Moscow family on the evening of February 5, 1880, a twin to Ivan.
Her early life can only be described as indescribably dull, as it consisted of standing in corners when she inevitably got into trouble with the Polish nannushka for dancing on the cabbages.
Pavlova formed her own ballet company, innocuously called the Fabulous Flying Piroshkis, which performed works based first on the writings of Marx, then Bakhunin.
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 Pavlova, History of Pavlova
Anna Pavlova was considered the greatest ballerina of her time and her visit to New Zealand has been described as
According to the Paxton family legend, the Pavlova was named at a meeting at which Sachse presented the now familiar cake.
It was then named Pavlova after the great Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who had been a guest of the hotel during her 1929 tour of Australia.
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 Anna pavlova
Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on Feb. 12, 1881 (January 31 according to the calendar being used at the time), in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Among the many dances associated with Pavlova are 'Coppélia', in which she made her American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1910, 'Autumn Leaves', 'Les Sylphides', and 'Glow Worm'.
characters say "Anna Pavlova's a hoofer, isn't she?" it was with evident ironic implication.
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