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Anna Pavlova and Alexander Volinin performing the "Gavotte Pavlova." Original etching.
Image size 200 x 185 m., sheet size 347 x 292 mm. Signed in full by the artist in pencil just below platemark at lower left. Printed on laid paper. Slightly worn and browned; remnants of mounting tape to upper corners of recto and outer edge of verso; 6 mm. paper loss to upper left margin. Limited to 200 copies, the present copy unnumbered. American Etchers Vol. IX, 35. NYPL b12151447. The most celebrated dancer of her time, "[Pavlova's] technique was so perfect that it concealed technique. her arabesque and pas de bourrée have rarely been equaled, and... her line was always impeccable... As an interpretive artist Pavlova probably, even today, remains unsurpassed. She was supreme in roles requiring feminine coquetry and light comedy; she excelled in lyrical and poetic roles in which her fluid, expressive arms and hands were remarkable; and she could be deeply moving in dramatic and tragic roles such as Nikia and Giselle. What made her performances unique, however, was not so much her technical mastery or even her talent at characterization; it was the emotion she poured into her performances, her incomparable stage presence - in short, the power of her personality." The International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 5, pp. 125-126. The Gavotte Pavlova was choreographed to music from Paul Lincke's operetta Lysistrata, arranged by Ivan Clustine. "Troy Kinney was most notable for his works portraying dance performers, fanciful subjects, and classically styled nudes. He worked with dancers, including Ruth St. Denis, Anna Pavlova, and Sophie Pflanz among others. His artistic works are part of the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and many others... Perhaps Troy Kinney's greatest legacy is in his contributions in the area of dance. He co-authored with his wife the books "Social Dancing of Today" and "The Dance: Its Place in Art and Life", for which he traveled throughout the world to study various dance styles. It remains to this day one of the most comprehensive works on the subject." Wikipedia.
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