Beriosova, Svetlana. (1932–1998)
"Les biches" - Signed Photograph
Signed Royal Ballet doubleweight photograph of the prima ballerina in costume as the Hostess for a production of Poulenc's Les biches. Royal Ballet stamp and printed caption to verso. In fine condition. 7.25 x 9 inches (1.4 x 22.9 cm.).
Beriosova danced with The Royal Ballet for more than 20 years. After her retirement in 1975, she became a popular teacher and coach.
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.