RUTH PAGE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 11/1978 - HFSID 191655
RUTH PAGE B/w full length photo of Page in dark pants, dark shirt and ballet slippers and with one foot up on a dance bar, signed "With all good wishes" in 1978. Page was almost 80 when she signed this but was still teaching dance. She continued to teach dancing for almost eight years after signing this photo.
Sale Price $126.00
B/w full length photo of Page in dark pants, dark shirt and ballet slippers and with one foot up on a dance bar, signed "With all good wishes" in 1978. Page was almost 80 when she signed this but was still teaching dance. She continued to teach dancing for almost eight years after signing this photo.
Photograph signed "With all good wishes from/Ruth/Page-/November 1978" in blue ink. 8x10 overall, 7½x9¼ image, one surface. Among her other accomplishments, Page was a dance teacher and continued to teach until she was 87 years old, almost eight years after signing this photo. Page (1899-1991, born in Indianapolis, Indiana) was an American dancer and choreographer. Page got her start in dancing in 1914, when she was introduced to Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, a house guest in her home. She appeared with Pavlova's company that year, then moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1915 and performed with Adolph Bolm's Ballet Intime company and Sergey Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. She married and made Chicago her home base in 1925, which benefitted from her in numerous ways. She founded the Chicago Opera Ballet - later renamed Ruth Page's International Ballet - which flourished from 1956 to 1970, and the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance in 1970. Page also began directing and choreographing an anual Christmas porduction of The Nutcracker in Chicago in 1956. As a choreographer, Page enriched classical ballet with movements and gestures from sports, popular dance and everyday life. She choreographed over 100 works, including Revanche (1951), Villa (1953) and Die Fledermaus (1958). Page was also a dance teacher and continued to teach until she was 87 years old. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Pen skipped while writing signature. Right edge is dented. Otherwise in fine condition.
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