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  • Date:

    ca.1930 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin, Hessian, Glue, Leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mark Fordham

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Bronislava Nijinska admired the ballerina Anna Pavlova and choreographed several divertissement for members of her company in 1929-1930 when dancers previously with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes joined her. Correspondence in the Nijinska Archive (now housed in the Library of Congress, Washington suggests she created solos Le Petit Nègre to music by Claude Debussy for Léon Woizikowsky and Dance with a Hoop to music by Franz Liszt for Felia Doubrovska but there is no evidence that they were ever performed.

Physical description

Well-worn pointe shoe of pink silk satin with inner-sole removed and pink silk ribbons attached at either side. Pink silk satin outer body, leather sole.


ca.1930 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin, Hessian, Glue, Leather


Length: 20 cm, Width: 6 cm At 'pointe'

Descriptive line

Pointe shoe worn by Anna Pavlova, given to her by Bronislava Nijinska


Silk satin; Hessian; Glue; Leather




Entertainment & Leisure; Dance


Theatre and Performance Collection

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