Sakharoff, Alexandre. (1886–1963) [Studio Iris]: Signed Photograph of the dancer in a Commedia dell’Arte-style costume, Paris, ca. 1935
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Signed silver gelatin photograph of the important dancer, one of the most innovative soloists of the first decades of the 20th century. He is shown dancing in a Commedia dell'Arte-style costume and has signed and inscribed the photograph to an R. Perez. Buenos Aires, n.d. [ca. 1935]. Photographed by Studio-Iris of Paris, with the photographer's stamp on the verso. 7 x 9.5 inches [18 x 24 cm].
In his book Reflections on Dance and Music, Sakharoff explained his artistic credo: “Clotilde Sakharoff and I did not dance with music or accompanied by music: we danced music. We made the music visual, expressing by means of movements what the composer has expressed by means of sounds... Nothing less than the states of the soul, the impressions, the sensations lived by the composer and transposed to the sound with the help of its art... Our aim was to transpose the sense expressed by the music of the sounds, to the music of the movements."