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[Kirsova Ballet : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 2657385
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Description [1941-1944] 
1 box 
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Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Biography/History

Helene Kirsova born Ellen Wittrup in Denmark, came to Australia in 1936 as one of the premier dancers of the Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet tour 1936-1937. She returned to England with the company but returned early in 1938 when she married Erik Fischer. She established a ballet school developing local Australian dancers as well as engaging other dancers from the de Basil companies who remained in Australia. She formed her own company in 1941 which was based in Sydney. The company successfully toured Australia however disbanded in 1944 following its Brisbane season. She returned to Europe in 1947 and lived in Paris with her second husband. She died in 1962.

Notes

Filed in the PROMPT Collection under Kirsova.

Associated Ballets Russes material from PROMPT Collection and other non-print materials available through the Special Collections Reading Room.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid 
Subjects Kirsova, Helene.  |  Kirsova Ballet -- Miscellanea.  |  Ballet companies -- Australia -- History.  |  Ballet -- Australia -- History.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australian.
Other authors/contributors Kirsova, Helene  |  Kirsova Ballet  |  National Library of Australia

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