ALEXANDRA DANILOVA. Photograph signed: "Alexandra/Danilova/1992". B/w, 5x7 overall, image 4½x5½ (one surface). Photograph by Maurice Seymour, Chicago (imprint at lower left). Depicted in Swan Lake. Russian-born ballerina Alexandra Danilova (1903-1997), who studied at the Imperial School in St. Petersburg, joined the Mariinsky troupe in 1921 and was promoted to soloist a year later. A dancer for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1924-1929), Basil's Ballets Russes (1933-1938) and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1938-1952), she toured with her own group, Great Moments of Ballet, from 1954-1956. One of the most popular dancers of her time, Danilova danced all the major ballerina roles and created principal roles in a number of works, including The Triumph of Neptune (1926), Le Bal (1928), Dances concertantes (1944) and La sonnambula (1946), and was a guest dancer with Saddler's Wells Ballet (1949) and London Festival Ballet (1951). A teacher at the American Ballet from 1964-1989, she published her autobiography, Choura (her nickname), in 1986, the year she received the Handel Medallion in New York. Danilova was also a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. Stray ink blot at the "A" of Alexandra. Slightly creased at blank corners. Name written (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition. For more information contact HistoryForSale. DOCUMENT 202074
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