Stanislava Brezovar

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Stanislava Brezovar, ballerina

Stanislava Brezovar (7 November 1937 – 18 December 2003), married name Kleiber, was a Slovenian ballerina. She was also known as Stanka Brezovar.

Born in Zagorje ob Savi, Slovenia, she studied to be a Germanist, but her primary love was ballet. She studied ballet in Düsseldorf. It was there that she met and married the German-born conductor Carlos Kleiber.

In 1955, at the age of 18, she starred in the movie Ples čarovnic (Dance Of The Witches) a Triglav Film production in Slovenian.[1] The movie was a tour-de-force, 452 minutes of ballet to the Ples čarovnic symphonic poem by Blaž Arnič with choreography by Pia and Pino Mlakar.[2]

Brezovar is buried together Kleiber in the Slovenian village of Konjšica near Litija.[3] She was survived by a son, Marko, and a daughter, Lillian.

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  1. ^ Ples carovnic at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Ples čarovnic" Slovenian Film Fund (Zbirka slovenskega filma);
  3. ^ "Obituary section: Kleiber, Carlos" Current Biography Yearbook 2004 edition, H.W. Wilson Co., New York, p. 650;
This article is based in part on material from the Slovenian Wikipedia.

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