Notable Productions

Picture References

nla.obj 141379590 1 cropScene from Le Beau Danube, Geoffrey Ingram archive of Australian ballet, PIC P348/BR/179 LOC Album 810/6

National Library of Australia, Canberra

Hugh P. Hall collection of photographs, 1938–1940, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-144725486

Geoffrey Ingram archive of Australian ballet, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-141346635

Don McMurdo personal archive collection, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-147424054

Papers of Margaret Walker, 1938–1991, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-223990152

State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

Colonel de Basil Covent Garden Russian Ballet and Original Ballet Russe, 1938–1940: scenes from ballets and portraits, PXD 1063/Box 3, https://search.sl.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1cvjue2/ADLIB110319024

Colonel de Basil Covent Garden Russian Ballet and Original Ballet Russe, 1938–1940: scenes from ballets and portraits, PXD 1063/Box 4, https://search.sl.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1cvjue2/ADLIB110319038

Colonel de Basil Covent Garden Russian Ballet and Original Ballet Russe, 1938–1940: portraits, PXD 1063/Box 5, https://search.sl.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1cvjue2/ADLIB110319044

Max Dupain: Australian tours of the Ballets Russes, Kirsova Ballet, Bodenwieser Ballet, Valentin Zeglovsky and Sydney Dance Company: photographs and photonegatives, https://search.sl.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1cvjue2/ADLIB110088807

State Library Victoria, Melbourne

David Lichine, 1940, https://search.slv.vic.gov.au/permalink/f/1cl35st/SLV_ROSETTAIE137638

Graduation Ball, 1940, https://search.slv.vic.gov.au/permalink/f/1cl35st/SLV_ROSETTAIE133265

Olga Morosova in Le Beau Danube, 1940, https://search.slv.vic.gov.au/permalink/f/1cl35st/SLV_ROSETTAIE109604

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Ballets Russes: The art of costume, exhibition, 10 Dec 2010–1 May 2011

From Russia with Love: Costumes for the Ballets Russes, 1909-1933, exhibition, 15 May 1999–22 Aug 1999

Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne

Edward Pask collection

Author’s collection

Early programs from Exhibition Catalogue for Shapero Rare Books, London, 2018

Three reviews from 1930s untitled scrapbook

Ballets Russes program, 1939/1940

Title page to 1939/1940 program

List of artists in the Ballets Russes Company

Graduation Ball, Borovansky Ballet Company, 1950s

Borovansky Ballet Company members in 1945

Le Beau Danube program, Borovansky Ballet Company, 1951

Tribute to Borovansky program, The Australian Ballet Company, 1980

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Galleries

The Ballets
The Ballets Russes

The Ballets

Le Beau Danube: four images. Photos by Hugh P. Hall. Hugh P. Hall collection of photographs, 1938–1940, National Library of Australia, Canberra. Constantin Guys: a typical example of his work: A carriage in London, 1848–56. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New…
The Personalities
The Ballets Russes

The Personalities

Colonel de Basil (far left) and members of the Original Ballet Russe meeting Edouard Borovansky and his students and dancers, 1940. Photo by S. Alston Pearl, Melbourne. Geoffrey Ingram archive of Australian ballet, National Library of Australia, Canberra.…

Additional Information

Picture References

Scene from Le Beau Danube, Geoffrey Ingram archive of Australian ballet, PIC P348/BR/179 LOC Album 810/6 National Library of Australia, Canberra Hugh P. Hall collection of photographs, 1938–1940, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-144725486 Geoffrey Ingram archive of…

Additional sources

Bibliography Ballets Russes in Australia Symposium, Adelaide, 2008 Ballets Russes programs, J.C. Williamson Ltd., 1939–1940 Robert Bell, Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume, National Gallery Australia, 2010 Alexandre Benois, Reminiscences of the Russian…

Filmography

Filmography ‘Ballet Russes’, 2005 (director: Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine)https://zeitgeistfilms.com/film/balletsrusses ‘Boro’s Ballet—the making of Australian Ballet’ Screensound Australia, 2001 (director: Sally Jackson, Michelle…