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Lidova, Irene (1907–2002)

Russian dance critic and producer. Name variations: Irène Lidova. Born Irina Kaminskaya, Jan 7, 1907, in Moscow, Russia; died May 23, 2002, in Paris, France; attended the Sorbonne; m. Serge Lidov, known as Serge Lido (Russian dance photographer, died 1984); no children.

Immigrated to France when young; began reviewing dance for Marianne (1939); played a major role in founding creative ballet companies in postwar France, presenting the 1st ballets of Roland Petit and Janine Charrat (1943–44) and founding Les Ballets des Champs-Elysées (1945); discovered dancers and choreographers and publicized their achievements.

Lidova, Irene (1907–2002)

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