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Oukrainsky Collection
979.029  
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Description
Serge Oukrainsky (1886-1972) was a Russian-born dancer, teacher and choreographer. He began his stage career as a mime in the French Musical Festival at the Theatre de Chatelet in 1911. In 1913, he moved to the United States with partner Anna Pavlova and the Anna Pavlova Company. He stayed until 1915 when he moved to Chicago where he became leading dancer, choreographer and director of the Chicago Opera Ballet and established the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet with Andreas Pavley, which became the official ballet of the Chicago Grand Opera. In 1927, he became ballet master of the San Francisco Opera Ballet and the Los Angeles Opera Ballet and staged ballets for symphonic concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as choreographing for several films. This collection details the life and career of Serge Oukrainsky and includes biographical information, correspondence, Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet Company financial and artistic records, photographs (some autographed), press clippings, programs, manuscripts, his autobiography “My Life in Ballet,” sketches, and a great many costumes.
Background
Serge Oukrainsky (1886-1972) was a Russian-born dancer, teacher and choreographer. He began his stage career as a mime in the French Musical Festival at the Theatre de Chatelet in 1911. In 1913, he moved to the United States with partner Anna Pavlova and the Anna Pavlova Company. He stayed until 1915 when he moved to Chicago where he became leading dancer, choreographer and director of the Chicago Opera Ballet and established the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet with Andreas Pavley, which became the official ballet of the Chicago Grand Opera. In 1927, he became ballet master of the San Francisco Opera Ballet and the Los Angeles Opera Ballet and staged ballets for symphonic concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as choreographing for several films.
Extent
36 Boxes. 40 linear feet.
Restrictions
Reproduction of these materials can occur only if the copying falls within the provisions of the doctrine of fair use. Copyright varies by item.
Availability
Entire Collection is open for research.