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Pavlova Programme


Monday 8th September 1930

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International ballet artist Anna Pavlova performed at Empire Theatre in 1930. At the time Pavlova had been diagnosed with pneumonia and told that she would need an operation that would prevent her from dancing. Pavlova refused the operation and died just 4 months after performing at the Empire.


This archive item has been selected as part of our Mayflower 90 Collection, which features 90 archive items spanning across our 90 year history. If you would be interested in exploring more of our Mayflower 90 Collection then you can do so by searching Mayflower 90 in our online archive or through visiting the displays in our theatre.
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