Item #H33287 Flyer for a performance by Lada at Carnegie Music Hall, NYC, 1920. Emily Schupp, aka "Lada"
Flyer for a performance by Lada at Carnegie Music Hall, NYC, 1920

Flyer for a performance by Lada at Carnegie Music Hall, NYC, 1920

New York: M. A. Lagen, 1920. 13 x 9.5 inches, double sided sheet in browntone advertising Lada's performance at Carnegie Music Hall on November 1, 1920. Very good, light soil. The verso features multiple pictures of Lada in various costumes. Emily Schupp was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1888 (d. 1964, Bellevue, Washington), and trained as a dancer there and in Europe, where she studied for three years (1907-11) in Russia, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Germany and Italy, focusing specifically on folk dances. She made her New York debut in 1914 and was critically well received, with one critic noting that "her art is of the same school as Isadora Duncan's, but more romantic and less classical in detail. Miss Lada has an unusual sense of rhythm and the imaginative gift. She is light and graceful, temperamental and poetic." She changed her stage name to "Lada" after a Czech composter, Reinhold Gliere wrote a song for her entitled Lada, which means "awakening." She made her debut at Carnegie Music Hall in 1919 and danced there several times afterwards in the succeeding years. Meantime, her father, a businessman in Duluth, became quite wealthy after the acquisition of a whaling company; the family eventually moved to Bellevue to oversee its interests and after retiring from the stage, Schupp and her husband moved there as well and were involved in running the company, too. A rare flyer from the collection of ballet master and teacher Karl Heinrich of Pittsburgh. Very good. Item #H33287

Price: $35.00

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