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Title
Alexandra Danilova as the street dancer in Le beau Danube
Additional title: Alexandra Danilova collection
Names
Iacovleff, Alexandre, 1887-1938 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1937 - 1938 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Dani 7
Topics
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997
Beau Danube (Choreographic work : Massine)
Genres
Prints
Portraits
Notes
Title devised by cataloger.
Publications: This image was used as the frontispiece to A.E. Twysden's biography Alexandra Danilova, London, 1945.
Acquisition: Gift; Alexandra Danilova.
Biographical/historical: Alexandra Danilova first danced the role of the street dancer in Massine's 1933 revival of Le beau Danube for Original Ballets Russes. Massine subsequently formed a new company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and presented Le beau Danube in its opening season in 1938. It continued to be an audience favorite, and Danilova became closely identified with the role of the street dancer. The role of her lover the hussar, first performed by Massine himself, was memorably reincarnated by the British danseur Frederic Franklin.
Biographical/historical: Alexandre Iacovleff, whose last name is also spelled Jacovleff or Yakovlev, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts. He was a member of Mir Iskusstva, the art circle that also included ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev. He traveled extensively in the Far East and Africa, finding many subjects for his art there.
Forms part of the Alexandra Danilova collection. Graphics.
Physical Description
Photomechanical prints
Extent: 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 35 x 27 cm., plate mark 27 x 19 cm.
Description
Half-length portrait of ballerina Alexandra Danilova costumed as the street dancer in Leonide Massine's ballet Le beau Danube. Her face is turned towards the viewer, eyes downcast; her upper body is seen at a three-quarter angle towards the left. Her left hand rests on her hip; her right hand, raised to her cheek, holds up a fold of her frilly skirt. This print is a reproduction of a drawing in sanguine by Alexandre Iacovleff, whose signature, "A. Iacovleff, 1938, Chicago," appears at lower left.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Russian
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825067706
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758170
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3d888cb0-ead3-0133-d01c-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1887: Creator Born
  • 1937: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alexandra Danilova as the street dancer in Le beau Danube" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1937 - 1938. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3d943880-ed36-0133-1e76-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alexandra Danilova as the street dancer in Le beau Danube" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 20, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3d943880-ed36-0133-1e76-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1937 - 1938). Alexandra Danilova as the street dancer in Le beau Danube Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3d943880-ed36-0133-1e76-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Alexandra Danilova as the street dancer in Le beau Danube