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Algeranoff (Harcourt) Photograph Album
MS.P.060  
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Description
This photograph album was created by ballet dancer and choreographer Harcourt Algeranoff, who partnered Anna Pavlova during her world tours. The album contains 178 photographs from 1922 to 1928 depicting the Pavlova Company on tour in South Africa, Egypt, and India, as well as moments from Algeranoff's personal life.
Background
Ballet dancer and choreographer Harcourt Algernon Leighton Essex was most famous for partnering Anna Pavlova. He was born on April 18, 1903 in London. He danced under the name of Harcourt Algeranoff and began his career as a character soloist. He toured Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa with Anna Pavlova's dance company from 1921 until Pavlova's death in 1931. Algeranoff adopted Pavlova's dance philosophy of blending conventional ballet with multi-cultural and ethnic dances. In addition to traditional Western dance, he studied Japanese and Indian dancing. He partnered Pavlova in Russian Dance and impressed audiences with his performances in Oriental Impressions and Don Quixote.
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Intellectual property rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.