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Sign

Sign

  • Place of origin:

    Hollywood

  • Date:

    1940s

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired with financial assistance from the Linbury Trust and Mastercard

  • Museum number:

    S.21-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Bronislava Nijinska first worked in Hollywood in 1934 on the dance sequences for Max Reinhardt’s film A Midsummer Night’s Dream (released 1935) this was her first visit to the USA. She returned to the USA in 1936 (to supervise the staging of Les Noces by de Basil’s Ballet Russe) and then moved there at the outbreak of War in 1939. She settled in Hollywood first teaching at the Nico Charisse Ballet School and in 1941 opened her own Bronislava Nijinska-Hollywood Ballet School for which this was a sign. She taught there until 1950.

Physical description

Studio sign in navy blue lettering on grey ground with silver strips painted on metal
The sign had holes in the top corners and two one above the other just off-centre at the bottom presumably for fastening the sign to the wall

Place of Origin

Hollywood

Date

1940s

Marks and inscriptions

Bronislava Nijinska /HOLLYWOOD BALLET/STUDIO/DAILY CLASSES 10AM – 7PM/ENTRANCE
With arrow pointing to the right

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm, Width: 45.5 cm

Descriptive line

Sign for Bronislava Nijinska’s Studio in Hollywood painted on metal

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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