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Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Petipa, M)
Additional title: Beau Danube (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Présages (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Choreartium (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Union Pacific; or The golden spike (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Carnaval (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Schéhérazade (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Swan lake (Choreographic work : Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Additional title: Aurora's wedding (Choreographic work : Petipa, M)
Additional title: Firebird (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Cotillon (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Protée (Choreographic work : Lichine)
Additional title: Cinderella (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Good humored ladies (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Prodigal son (Choreographic work : Lichine)
Additional title: Coq d'or (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Paganini (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Icare (Choreographic work : Lifar)
Additional title: Graduation ball (Choreographic work : Lichine)
Additional title: Terra Australis (Choreographic work : Borovansky)
Kirsova, Hélène (Dancer)
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 (Choreographer)
Riabouchinska, Tatiana (Dancer)
Rostoff, Dimitri (Dancer)
Nemchinova, Vera (Dancer)
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986 (Choreographer)
Tchinarova, Tamara (Dancer)
Borovansky, Edouard, 1902-1959 (Choreographer)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979 (Choreographer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Lichine, David (Choreographer)
Saliba, Paul (Choreographer)
Ashridge, Bryan (Producer)
Anderson, J. Ringland (Cinematographer)
Hall, Hugh P. (Photographer)
Lindsay, Daryl (Artist)
Adams, Brian (Producer)
Australian Ballet (Performer)
Original Ballet Russe (Performer)
Borovansky Australian Ballet (Performer)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Producer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1980 - 1989 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Dance contents: Brief excerpts; performance footage, in color, danced by the Original Ballet Russe, unless otherwise noted. Continuum / studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes ; choreography, Paul Saliba ; performed by the Australian Ballet -- The sleeping beauty / choreography, Petipa ; performed by the Australian Ballet -- Aurora's wedding (b&w) / rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes ; choreography after Petipa -- Aurora's wedding (b&w) / dress rehearsal -- Le beau Danube / choreography, Massine -- Les présages / choreography, Massine -- Choreartium (b&w) / choreography, Massine -- Union Pacific (b&w) / choreography, Massine -- Carnaval / choreography, Fokine -- Les sylphides (b&w) / choreography, Fokine ; performed by Hélène Kirsova, others -- Schéhérazade / choreography, Fokine -- Swan lake. Dance of the little swans (b&w) / choreography after Petipa -- Aurora's wedding. Polonaise, The porcelain princesses, Bluebird pas de deux, The three Ivans -- The firebird (b&w) / choreography, Fokine -- Cotillon (b&w) / choreography, Balanchine -- Unidentified ballet (b&w) -- Cinderella / choreography, Fokine ; scenery and costumes, Natalia Goncharova -- The good-humored ladies / choreography, Massine -- The prodigal son (b&w) / choreography, Lichine ; performed by Anton Dolin, others -- Le coq d'or (b&w) / choreography, Fokine ; performed by Tatiana Riabouchinska, others -- Paganini / choreography, Fokine ; performed by Dimitri Rostoff, Vera Nemchinova, others -- Icare / choreography, Lifar ; scenery, Sidney Nolan ; performed by Lifar, others -- Graduation ball. Drummer's solo, competition dance / choreography, Lichine -- Rehearsal in rehearsal clothes (b&w) / performed by the Borovansky Ballet -- Capriccio italien (b&w) / choreography, Borovansky ; performed by the Borovansky Ballet -- Les sylphides (b&w) / performed by Tamara Tchinarova with Kirsova's company [the Australian National Ballet?] -- Terra Australis (b&w) / choreography, Borovansky ; performed by the Borovansky Ballet -- The sleeping beauty. Act III excerpts / performed by the Australian Ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9379
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2196 (former)
Basil, W. de
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Australian Ballet
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Ballet -- History -- Australia
Dance -- History -- Australia -- 20th century
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with the Australian Ballet ; produced (?) by Brian Adams.
Creation/production credits: Associate producer, Bryan Ashridge ; photography, Oscar Scherl.
Performers: Narrator: Wilfrid Thomas.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Documentary tracing the heritage of the Australian Ballet to the ballet companies organized by Colonel Vasily de Basil in Monte Carlo after the death of Serge Diaghilev. In addition to excerpts of the Australian Ballet's productions of The sleeping beauty and Continuum, the documentary is profusely illustrated by archival dance footage of the Original Ballet Russe, filmed during the company's Australian tours by Dr. J. Ringland Anderson, as well as still photographs by Hugh P. Hall and sketches by Daryl Lindsay. The pioneering Australian ballet schools and companies of Edouard Borovansky and Hélène Kirsova are also discussed.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916065863-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12171113
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f8512b00-8501-0135-7a35-0e5868ecba19
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Another beginning