L. Arnold Weissberger papers
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Extent.25 linear feet (1 box)
Papers concerning Danilova include letters from her to Weissberger and his firm (1958-1980), agreements and contracts for teaching and choreographing, and contracts with publishers and coauthors for her memoirs (1957-1976).
Papers concerning Markova include letters from her to Weissberger (1961-1977), and agreements and contracts for teaching and choreographing, as well as a contract for lecture series (1963-1968).
Biographical / Historical
Alexandra Danilova (1907-1998) was a Russian ballerina. In 1924 she joined the Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in Paris. After Diaghilev's death in 1929 she continued to perform with the subsequent Ballets Russes companies until mid 1950s. In 1964, she joined the faculty of the School of American Ballet.
Alicia Markova (1910-2004) was a prominent English ballerina who started her career with the Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. After she stopped performing in 1962, she continued to choreograph, lecture and teach at many major companies and schools in America and Europe.
- I. Papers concerning Alexandra Danilova
- II. Papers concerning Alicia Markova
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Weissberger, L. Arnold, 1907-1981. L. Arnold Weissberger papers, 1958-1980: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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