TROUHANOWA, Natacha. 18683



Autograph Letter Signed, to “Cher monsieur et ami”, thanking him for all he has said, for the attention he has paid her, his appreciation of her talent, her own passionate commitment to her art, etc. In French. 3 pp. 7 x 5 inches, fine. 6 Avenue de Camoens, 29 April 1912. Natalia Vladimirovna Trouhanowa (1885-1956), French dancer born in Kiev. She made international news for wearing extravagant diamonds on stage at Monte Carlo in 1906. She was known for dancing the part of Salome in various Paris productions, including in Richard Strauss’s Salome (1907, dancing for singer Emmy Destinn), in Antoine Mariotte’s opera Salomé (1910, dancing for singer Lucienne Bréval), and in Florent Schmitt’s La tragédie de Salomé (1912). She had a confrontation with Richard Strauss in 1907, when he refused to let her take a curtain call as Salomé, next to the singer of the part, “as he considered the art of dancing was an inferior one”.