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[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 143713
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Description [1936-1940] 
9 boxes 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Biography/History

The Ballets Russes is a generic name given to a succession of ballet companies which emerged in Europe after the demise of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1929. The three Ballets Russes companies were formed for touring to Australia between 1936 and 1940. For the first tour in 1936-37 it was called Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet. For the second tour in 1938-39 it was called the Covent Garden Russian Ballet. For the third tour in 1939-40 it used three names, Colonel W. de Basil's Covent Garden Ballet ; Colonel W. de Basil's Ballet Company ; The Original Ballet Russe.

Notes

Filed in the PROMPT Collection under Ballets Russes.

Includes bibliography.

Selected items also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-61018475

Associated biographical files and associated non-print materials are available through the Special Collections Reading Room, National Library of Australia.

Source of Acquisition Includes material from the Geoffrey Ingram Archive of Australian ballet and the J.C.Williamson Collection. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available via the Internet at http://nla.gov.au/collect/prompt/russes.html 
Subjects Ingram, Geoffrey, 1924-2003 -- Archives.  |  Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet.  |  Covent Garden Russian Ballet.  |  Original Ballet Russe.  |  J.C. Williamson (Firm) -- Archives.  |  Ballet companies -- Australia -- History.  |  Ballet -- Australia -- History.  |  Ballet companies -- Great Britain -- History.  |  Ballet -- Great Britain -- History.  |  Ballets Russes in Australia.
Other authors/contributors Ingram, Geoffrey, 1924-2003  |  Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet  |  Covent Garden Russian Ballet  |  Original Ballet Russe  |  National Library of Australia
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The Ballets Russes in Australia, 1936-1940.

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Ephemera (PROMPT)
Copy: Tour No. 1, 1936-1937
Special Collections Reading Room
Ephemera (PROMPT)
Copy: Tour No. 2, 1938-1939
Special Collections Reading Room
Ephemera (PROMPT)
Copy: Tour No. 3, 1939-1940
Special Collections Reading Room

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