2 Antique postcards 1900s. Aïda Boni dancer in scene costume. Reutlinger Paris

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2 Antique ballet postcards
🩰 Aïda Boni 🩰
Good antique condition

La Belle Époque ballet dancer . 1900s
Aïda Boni (early portrait)
Reutlinger Paris

1 in stock


La Belle Époque ballet artist
2 1900s French postcards
🩰 Aïda Boni 🩰

Reutlinger Paris

Condition: Never used before, but on of them has beeb stamped (see pictures). They are in good antique condition.
Dimensions: about 9 cm x 14 cm (common measure for antique cards)
Technique: b/w photo print

This list is for 2 ORIGINAL 1900s postcards, not a scan or facsimile.

Aida Boni

Italian dancer Aïda Boni (1880-1974) was a remarkably successful ballet artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

She studied dance at La Sacala in Milan and made her professional debut in Florence, before moving to Paris. In 1898-1899 season she was part of the cast of the Marigny Theater, but she also acted in:

  • Casino of Paris
  • Opera-Comique (Paris)
  • Theater de La Monnaie (Brussels)

In 1897 L’Ilustré Théâtral (12th June 1897) described her as “a very young dancer with the charm ready to conquer the public”. Between 1901 and 1906 she settled in the Belgian capital and was appointed principal dancer in 1903. In addition as a dancer, she worked as a creative and played the leading roles in:

  • The Captive (Lucien Solvay) – 1902
  • Lilia, with the main role of Rosita (Joseph Jacob) – 1903
  • Zanetta (Gaetano Saracco) – 1903
  • Maimouna (François Ambrosiny) – 1906

From 1907 she performed in Armida at Covent Garden (London) and then she returned to her alma mater, La Sacala in Milan. After a brief stage, she returned to Paris, where she get the position of prima ballerina at the Opera.

She made multiple tours and temporary stays in the main European theaters and opera houses, such as the one in Saint Petersburg and some of the main ones in Italy and Spain. Many of her roles corresponded to that of an exotic dancer, not because of her choreography but because of her characterization, according to the fashions and tastes of the moment.

Until his retirement in 1922, he worked in collaboration with some of the leading dance figures of the time, such as Jeanne Chasles, Rosita Mauri, Rita Sangally, MA Aveline with whom he performed in Adélaïde ou le Langage des Fleurs (Maurice Ravel) in 1917 or Carlotta Zambelli. Her popularity was such that that year she starred in a report in French Vogue magazine, for which she posed on full page in a dance dress.

Last picture: Dancer Aïda Boni in Vogue France magazine, August 1922.


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2 Antique postcards 1900s. Aïda Boni dancer in scene costume. Reutlinger Paris
21,00 VAT included