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Anna Pavlova springs to life once more in her only performance on film

Anna Pavlova in The Dumb Girl of Portici, 1916

Thanks to the Library of Congress, audiences can see clear footage of Anna Pavlova on film. Last year the library

Irina Kolesnikova’s endless flight with the swan

Irina Kolesnikova as Odile, Swan Lake, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, photo © Konstantin Tachkin

Very few dancers remain at one company for 18 years. And that’s especially rare if they’ve been performing as a

Tracing the path of the mystery man of the Ballets Russes in Australia

Anton Dolin, Irina Baronova, Otis Pearce, Australia, 1938/39, photographer unknown

His first name was Otis. His second name was Pearce, or maybe Pierce, as his name was often spelt. He

Pavlova’s Italian escape, captured by the camera of Gianni

Anna Pavlova at the  Castello di Vigoleno, 1925, © Studio fotografico Moreschi

Among the many full-page photographs in the new book, Anna Pavlova, Twentieth Century Ballerina, three in particular caught my eye.