Feature: Anna Pavlova on film

Tuesday 28 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

Judith Mackrell highlights archive footage of Anna Pavlova and discusses her unique qualities as a ballerina.

“her dancing in the 1916 feature film The Dumb Girl of Portici (in which she is supported by an invisible partner) highlights the floating, romantic quality of her arms, the infinitely subtle musical extension of a phrase all the way through to her fingertips that made her such an acclaimed interpreter of roles such as Giselle.”

Read the full article in, Guardian, 28 Aug 2012

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