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Australia dances
Additional title: Terra Australis (Choreographic work : Borovansky)
Additional title: Display (Choreographic work : Helpmann)
Additional title: Elektra (Choreographic work : Helpmann)
Additional title: Demon machine (Choreographic work : Bodenwieser)
Additional title: Rumours (Choreographic work : Murphy)
Additional title: Daphnis and Chloe (Choreographic work : Murphy)
Additional title: Shining (Choreographic work : Murphy)
Borovansky, Edouard, 1902-1959 (Choreographer)
Bodenwieser, Gertrud (Choreographer)
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 (Commentator)
Murphy, Graeme (Commentator)
Bain, Keith (Commentator)
Scott, Margaret (Commentator)
Stock, Cheryl (Commentator)
Stock, Cheryl (Choreographer)
Warren, Leigh (Commentator)
Chan, Kai Tai (Choreographer)
Hafner, Dorinda (Commentator)
Taylor, Jonathan (Commentator)
Saliba, Paul (Commentator)
Heimans, Frank (Producer)
Anderson, J. Ringland (Cinematographer)
Australian Ballet School (Associated name)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (Performer)
Original Ballet Russe (Performer)
Australian Ballet (Performer)
Dance North (Company) (Performer)
Australian Dance Theatre (Performer)
Sydney Dance Company (Performer)
One Extra Dance Theatre (Company) (Performer)
Victorian College of the Arts School of Dance, Melbourne (Performer)
Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (Performer)
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 (Choreographer)
Murphy, Graeme (Choreographer)
Warren, Leigh (Choreographer)
Hafner, Dorinda (Dancer)
Saliba, Paul (Choreographer)
Heimans, Frank (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1990
Table of Contents
DANCE CONTENTS: Cassette 1 (approx. 62 min.): Minuet and waltz, perf. by Desme White's Heritage Dancers. -- Aboriginal dances. -- Excerpts of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and De Basil's Ballet Russe in Graduation ball, Les présages, Carnaval, The nutcracker, and Aurora's wedding, filmed by Dr. Ringland Anderson. -- Excerpt from Terra Australis, perf. by the Borovansky Ballet. Chor: Edouard Borovansky. -- Excerpts from The display and Elektra, perf. by the Australian Ballet. Chor: Helpmann. -- Excerpts from Swan lake and The sleeping beauty, perf. by the Australian Ballet. -- Excerpt from The demon machine. Chor: Gertrud Bodenwieser. -- Excerpt from Desert magic, perf. by Dance North. Chor: Stock. -- Excerpt from Never mind the bindies, perf. by Australian Dance Theatre. Chor: Warren. -- Excerpts from Rumours, Shining, Daphnis and Chloe, and Some rooms, perf. by Sydney Dance Company. Chor: Murphy. -- Excerpt from Jari jari, perf. by One Extra Company. Chor: Kai Tai Chan. -- Social dancing. -- Cassette 2 (approx. 29 min.): Folk dancing. -- African dance, perf. by Dorinda Hafner and company. -- Flamenco dancing, perf. by Conchita Gonzales Flamenco Dancers. -- No deposit, no return, perf. by students at Victorian College of the Arts School of Dance. Chor: Christina Sheppard and Sue Walsh. -- Excerpts from Birds and Women, perf. by Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. Chor: Paul Saliba. -- Excerpt from The host, perf. by |||| students at National Capital Ballet School. Chor: Natalie Weir.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8646
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2552 (former)
Dance -- Australia
Ballet -- Australia
Modern dance -- Australia
Folk dancing -- Australia
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Motion picture produced by Cinetel Productions Pty Ltd., Sydney. Producer/director/writer/editor: Frank Heimans. Director of photography: Tony Wilson.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (92 min.) : sound, color iwth black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Wide-ranging survey of dance in Australia, including ritual, theatrical, social, and folk and ethnic dancing. Commentators include Kathryn Lowe, Geoffrey Ingram, Edward H. Park, Keith Bain, Sir Robert Helpmann, Margaret Scott, Cheryl Stock, Leigh Warren, Graeme Murphy, Dorinda Hafner, Jonathan Taylor, Paul Saliba, and others.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916044150-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170531
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fb6f0690-8cf3-0135-4704-15dee7ab7f47
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1902: Creator Born
  • 1959: Creator Died
  • 1990: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Australia dances" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Australia dances" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 3, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1990). Australia dances Retrieved from

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Australia dances