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Papers of Moya Beaver, 1918-1988 (bulk 1934-1941) [manuscript]
Bib ID 3118562
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Beaver, Moya, 1918-2012
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1934-1988] 
0.36 m. (2 boxes) + 1 folder + 1 packet. 
Summary

The papers in MS 9803 relate to the career of Moya Beaver and comprise photographs, letters, memorabilia, newspaper cuttings, Beaver's passport, a scrapbook, programs, dance magazines and a video. The letters were written by Gordon Hamilton (2 boxes).

The Acc06.106 instalment comprises papers relating to Beaver and her career, including photographs, programs, newspaper cuttings and a contract (1 folder).

The Acc10.027 instalment includes loose photographs and newspaper clippings of and about Beaver, and programs of the First Australian Ballet from the 1930s (1 packet).

Biography/History

Ballet dancer and teacher. Moya Beaver danced in leading roles staged by Louise Lightfoot and Mischa Burlakov for their First Australian Ballet, including the Ballerina in the first ever production of Petrouchka in Australia in 1936. Beaver established a partnership with Gordon Hamilton and performed with him in the First Australian Ballet's production Le Carnaval in 1937. She also danced for the J.C. Williamson company in musicals, including Funny side up in 1940 and with the Polish-Australian Ballet and Leon Kellaway's Ballet Nationale. In Paris she studied with Lubov Egorova and toured Denmark with the Ballets de la jeunesse. Beaver began teaching in the 1930s at the Lightfoot Burlakov School and later established her own school in Sydney.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9803, MS Acc06.106, MS Acc10.027.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-224094076

Related Material Moya Beaver interviewed by Michelle Potter; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3162. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms9803 
Subjects Beaver, Moya, 1918-2012 -- Archives.  |  Beaver, Moya, 1918-2012 -- Portraits.  |  Hamilton, Gordon, 1918-1959 -- Correspondence.  |  Lightfoot-Burlakov First Australian Ballet.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Dance teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Dance -- Australia.  |  Dance companies -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1918-1988 
Occupation Ballet dancers.  |  Dance teachers.

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