Incense Dance, 1913

1913

The daughter of an English mother and an Anglo-Indian father, Olive Craddock (1894-1926) learned to dance as a child in India. She came to Europe in about 1909 and adopted the stage name Roshanara. She danced in “Scheherazade” with the Ballets Russes at Covent Garden, then joined Anna Pavlova’s company in 1912, touring England and performing, among others, an “Incense Dance.” Photographed at the Bassano studio in London, 1913.

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