The Pavlova Project Will Dance Its Way Into Your Heart This Holiday Season

Pack your bags and take a trip through time with Anna Pavlova. From Russia to London and around the world, learn about her life, friends, and fashions as the Pavlova Project re-imagines the world of a prima ballerina, Anna Pavlova, at the Dairy Arts Center!

The Pavlova Project illustrates the life of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) through the costumes and fashions that she wore. Meticulously reconstructed in one-quarter scale by dressmaker Peggy Turchette, these miniature masterpieces are displayed on 16-inch mannequins in an exhibit that presents a stunning visual biography of her life.

The exhibit will take you on a journey — from penniless child to dance student in St. Petersburg, Russia, and on to international stardom — with more than 75 dressed mannequins. Each recreated costume tells one small part of Pavlova’s story and the people who were part of her world — her teachers, dance partners, choreographers, and famous friends.

Researched with historical acumen and exquisitely constructed, these luminous costumes are paired with archival photographs and related biographical information. Nowhere else is there such a unique and complete retrospective of Anna Pavlova. The written word, grainy black and white photographs, and flickering snippets of the film can never adequately tell this tale of artistry, movement, and grace. As you experience the exhibit, you will discover Anna Pavlova in a new, vivid, and thoroughly enchanting way.

The Pavlova Project will be available until January 12, 2020, at Dairy Arts Center, which provides diverse opportunities to create, learn, and engage in high quality performing, cinematic, and visual arts experiences. To learn more about The Pavlova Project, please visit

At Oxford Pointe Apartments in Thornton, Colorado, it is important to us that our residents have a well-balanced social life while residing in our community. You can take a break from your normal day-to-day when you attend this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, December 21, 2019—12:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado

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