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Papers of Irina Baronova, 1912-2001 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4557216
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Baronova, Irina, 1919-2008
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1912-2001] 
1.46 m. (2 boxes) + 2 packets + 1 map folio item 
Summary

MS Acc09.017 includes personal papers and memorabilia relating to Irina Baronova's career as a ballet dancer, especially with de Basil's Ballets Russes. The collection mainly comprises photographs and also postcards, programmes, notes, news clippings and ephemera (2 boxes + 1 map folio item).

The Acc09.030 instalment comprises typed drafts of two autobiographical book manuscripts written by German Sevastianov, Irina Baronova's first husband. One binder titled "Russian Ballet period & Ballet Theatre" contains 150 typed one-sided pages. A second binder is titled "Ballet period 1933- till war in U.S.A." containing 55 typed one-sided pages. Possibly various drafts of same manuscript (2 packets).

Biography/History

Irina Baronova, born in Petrograd, was one of the three legendary "baby ballerinas" engaged by George Balanchine for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. She continued to dance with the de Basil Ballets Russes companies until 1939, coming to Australia on tour with the Covent Garden Russian Ballet in 1938-1939. Baronova left de Basil in 1939 and soon after began a new stage of her career in the United States. Baronova lived the last eight years of her life in Australia, in the hinterland of Byron Bay, where she completed her memoirs which were published in 2005 as Irina: ballet, life and love.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc09.017, MS Acc09.030.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234958257

Related Material Irina Baronova interviewed by Michelle Potter in the Esso Performing Arts Collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3119.  Irina Baronova interviewed by Lee Christofis; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 5764. 
Subjects Baronova, Irina, 1919-2008 -- Archives.  |  Ballets russes du Col. W. de Basil -- Employees -- Archives.  |  Ballet dancers -- Archives.  |  Ballet -- History -- 20th century.
Time Coverage 1912-2001 
Occupation Ballet dancers.
Terms of Use Copying of Irina Baronova's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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