Throwback Thursday: Frederic Franklin & Alexandra Danilova

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Happy Throwback Thursday, gang.
I’m excited to share this gem with Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin, not to mention encourage you to visit Jacob’s Pillow’s amazing and addictive virtual world of super impressive dance performances.


Frederic Franklin & Alexandra Danilova


Longtime Ballet Russe dance partners Danilova & Franklin performed Gaité Parisienne choreographed by Leonide Massine at Jacob’s Pillow in 1948. Sure the video’s small and fairly grainy. You can still tell these two can dance.
BONUS: You can find hundreds of dance throwbacks and recent performances within Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive. Search by artist name, genre, or era – or test your dance history knowledge with the Guess Game. You can even visit Friday through Wednesday.

What is your favorite bit of dance history? Send your photos or videos to or tweet us @diydancer #tbt

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