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Discover Pavlova

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-03-09

Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova

There's just a few weeks left to visit an exhibition which looks at the life of legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova.

The exhibition at Ivy House near Golders Green in north west London is also the home of the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

Born in 1882, Pavlova, who didn't know her father who was thought to be a Jewish businessman and reserve soldier, lived at Ivy House from 1912 until her death in 1931.  She was renowned for her dancing abilities and famed for her portrayal of the dying swan.

Among the highlights of the exhibtion are a number of original photographs of the ballerina, Porcelli jewelled dance shoes worn in 1923 as well as various letters written to and from her.

Anna Pavlova: The Celebration of a Life is open until March 21.

Related link:

London Jewish Cultural Centre