Harcourt Algeranoff et al. in Rangoon, Burma - 31 December, 1922

from My Years With Pavlova, pages 93–94:

After the party we were all taken to see the Burmese dramas known as Pwes. … Rough stages had been set up in the open air and the audience sat on the grass; overhead was the brilliant moonlit sky contrasting strangely with the festoons of crude electric lights which lit the stage.  There was no front curtain and the back drop was painted like a brick wall.  Nothing could have looked less theatrical.  Chairs were conjured up from nowhere when we appeared, and the Burmese outdid each other in their politeness and anxiety to make sure we were …   more >>

cite as

Harcourt Algeranoff, My Years With Pavlova (London, 1957), p. 93–94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1456519231817 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: Rangoon, Burma

Listeners

Harcourt Algeranoff
Ballet dancer
1903-1967
Anna Pavlova
Ballerina
1881-1931

Listening to

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My love is like a little bird performed by Burmese girl
My love is like a little bird

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1922
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:41:04 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:09:05 +0100