Notable Productions

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 Potter)
https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/the-screen-guide/t/boros-ballet---the-making-of-an-australian-ballet-2001/19378/

‘The Ballets Russes in Australia—1936-1940’, NFSA, 1999 (director: Ewan Murray-Will)
https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/curated/ballet-russes

‘Spotlight on Australian Ballet’, 1948 (director: Doc K. Sternberg)
https://www.acmi.net.au/works/73119--spotlight-on-australian-ballet/

 

Discography

The music used for Le Beau Danube and Graduation Ball have been recorded many time. We have selected two recordings available via YouTube.

Graduation Ball (Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati, who arranged and orchestrated the music for the Ballet Russes) Mercury

Le Beau Danube (National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bonynge) DECCA

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 / Last modified on Friday, 17 June 2022

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…