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Oukrainsky Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Oukrainsky Collection
    Dates: 1916-1964
    Collection Number: 979.029
    Creator/Collector: Oukrainsky, Serge (1886-1972)
    Extent: 36 Boxes. 40 linear feet.
    Repository: Museum of Performance and Design, Performing Arts Library
    San Francisco, California 94124
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Entire Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Reproduction of these materials can occur only if the copying falls within the provisions of the doctrine of fair use. Copyright varies by item.

    Preferred Citation

    Oukrainsky Collection. Museum of Performance and Design, Performing Arts Library

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was acquired by Russell Hartley. Supposedly, a friend of his rescued it before it went to the dump and gave it to Russell Hartley.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Choreographers
    Dance teachers
    Dancers
    Pavley, Andreas, 1892-1931
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931.
    Anna Pavlova Company
    Chicago Grand Opera Company (Chicago, Ill.)
    Chicago Opera Ballet
    Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Los Angeles Opera.
    Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet
    San Francisco Opera.
    Theatre de Chatelet

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