Anna Pavlova

Saturday, 19 July 2008 5 responses

All hail the dancing queen

Out of the stamp and the scuttle came … Mieczyslaw Pianowski (in belted coat), Victor Dandre, Anna Pavlova, Lucien Wurmser and John Tait.

Valerie Lawson
July 19, 2008

In a grey fur coat, far too hot for an April day, the ballerina Anna Pavlova arrived at Central Station in Sydney.
It was April 16, 1926. She looked down, towards a child in the crowd - out of frame in this picture. At her sides were four hatted men: a Pole, a Russian, a Frenchman and an Australian.

The Australian, looking very pleased with himself, was John Tait, the force behind the star. Along with his brothers, all at JC Williamson Ltd, he promoted Pavlova's Australian tours in 1926 and 1929.

The Herald began its report: "Out of the stamp and scuttle, voices babbling and steam blowing, policemen pushing, porters running. Pavlova.

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  • anmari 19.7.08

    Anna Pavlova...I remembered her because of the poem The Dying Swan, made into a ballet dance. She's really a graceful ballerina.

  • Kim 19.7.08

    hi Anmari
    Pavlova was a wonderful dancer and the music from the dying swan is exquisite...
    I remember seeing the original film of her dancing the Dying Swan a long time ago...
    thanks for calling by :)

  • diane 21.7.08

    Swan Lake is such a beautiful ballet, I adore it. Check out my latest post for a newer, more unconventional but equally beautiful staging of Swan Lake!

  • Mariuca 21.7.08

    Hola Kim, I'm back! Thanks so much for visiting and dropping on me during my vacation, love ya! :):):)

  • Bluetooth Dongle 24.7.08

    Pavlova was truly a legend dancer indeed! Her dance in The Dying Swan cannot be described in words as even they will fell to short this sensational dance. She was the first ballerina to travel around the world and bring ballet to people who had never seen it.