Event Details

Anna_PavlovaThe Woods Hole Public Library is proud to announce the next event in its Lassalle Series of Dance in America. Jane Pritchard of London, will present an illustrated talk about the ballerina Anna Pavlova.

Jane Pritchard is the  Curator of Dance at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she curated Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929, (shown at the National Gallery in Washington in 2013) and contributed to and edited the accompanying book (republished in 2015). Previously she was Archivist for Rambert, English National Ballet, and Contemporary Dance Trust. She has curated seasons of dance films for the British Film Industry and British Council, lectured widely on dance and has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Annual Register, Dance Chronicle, Dance Research and The Dancing Times. She is author of Anna Pavlova Twentieth Century Ballerina (2012-13) and was a recipient of the Anthony Denning Award from the Society for Theatre Research. She was appointed MBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours.

The iconic ballerina Anna Pavlova spent almost seven years on the American continent, the equivalent a quarter of her performing career. This illustrated presentation looks at the importance of the ballerina and her tours in North and South America. It will reveal the development of her company and its repertoire as well as celebrate the centenary of her 1916 feature film, the “Dumb Girl of Portici”, which she made in the USA. The talk will be richly illustrated with archival photographs of the ballerina in her prime.

Thanks to Ms. Lassalle’s generosity the Library is able to offer all these first-class events entirely free and open to the public. For more information about this event which will be held on Tuesday evening, July26, at 7:30 PM, call the Library at 508-548-8961.