Fonds - Valery Panov fonds

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Valery Panov fonds

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1 folder of textual material + 1 photograph

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(1938 - present)

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Valery Panov was born in Vitebsk, Byelorussian in 1938. He studied at the Vaganova School in Leningrad and also attended the Moscow and Leningrad Ballet Schools, graduating from the latter in 1957. He danced with the Maly Ballet in Leningrad from 1957 to 1964, when he joined the Kirov Ballet. He was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1969 and Merited Artist of the R.S.F.S.R. in 1970. In 1972, he and his wife Galina were fired from the Kirov Ballet for applying to immigrate to Israel, where they finally arrived in June of 1974. One year later, they met and performed with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at the Israel Festival. They were invited to Winnipeg to appear as guest artists in December of 1975, and appeared with many other companies as Guest Artists. They danced with the Bathsheva and Bat-Dor dance companies from 1974 to 1977. Valery served as guest choreographer and principal dancer with the Berlin Opera Ballet between 1977 and 1983, during which time he choreographed Cinderella, Sacre du Printemps, The Idiot, and War and Peace. He was also artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders from 1984 to 1986. In 1993, he founded the Ashdod Art Centre in Israel and five years later created the Panov Ballet in Ashdod, where he continues to serve as its artistic director.

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The records of Valery Panov came to the Royal Winnipeg Archives as part of a transfer of records from the RWB.

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The Valery Panov fonds includes newspaper articles (1975-1976), autographed programme (1975), and a photograph (1975).

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See also his biography, To Dance, which was made into a musical that premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2015.

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The textual records of Valery Panov are combined with the records of Galina Panov .

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