Artistic Heritage of Sir Anton Dolin
The Anton Dolin Foundation was launched to preserve the creative heritage of one of Britain’s most influential artists.
The Anton Dolin Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving the creative heritage of the renowned British ballet dancer and choreographer Sir Anton Dolin, was founded November 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
Created by Sir Anton Dolin’s protégé Jelko Yuresha, the Foundation promotes Sir Anton’s historical impact and significance as Britain’s first Danseur Noble and co-founder of Festival Ballet, which is now the world-famous English National Ballet. The Foundation also preserves and promotes Sir Anton Dolin’s unique creative heritage and productions of his work.
“Pas de Quatre” is a real crown jewel of the Romantic ballet.
Dolin’s ballets Pas de Quatre and Variations for Four, as well as his productions of Giselle, Cinderella and La Peri, are now available only through the Foundation, their authentic choreographic and stylistic versions preserved.
The Foundation publishes materials relating to the life and work of Sir Anton Dolin on its website, on social media and in print. It also promotes ballet performances of his notable works and runs festivals showcasing his outstanding cultural impact, making his creative heritage accessible to a wider audience. To enable the Foundation to realise its projects, it collaborates with sponsors, other cultural institutions, ballet companies and media outlets in support of its aims.
Books by Anton Dolin
Ballet Go Round, 1938
Alicia Markova: Her Art and Life, 1953
The Sleeping Ballerina: The Story of Olga Spessivtzeva, 1966
Friends and Memories, 1982
Last Words: A fine Autobiography, 1985