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Portrait of Robert Helpmann as Don Quixote, and Lucette Aldous as Kitri, rehearsing, the Australian Ballet, 1972 [picture] / Australian Information Service photograph by Don Edwards
Bib ID 3300558
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Edwards, Don
 
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Description 1972 
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 20 cm. 
Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from information on reverse.

Inscription: "Filming of Don Quixote ends in Melbourne. The shooting of Australia's most ambitious art film the Don Quixote ballet, has been completed in Melbourne. The $A700,000 film will have a world-wide release towards the middle of 1973. In just five frenetic weeks of activity, the ballet which was such a success during the Australian Ballet Company's United States tour in 1971 has been recorded in full colour for the wide screen. Shooting took place in two vast hangers at Melbourne's almost disused Essendon Airport. The stars and joint director of Don Quixote are Australia's own Sir Robert Helpmann and the Russian dance star, Rudolph Nureyev. Sir Robert Helpmann, who plays the lead role of Don Quixote and Lecette Aldous who play "Kitri" with artists of the Australian Ballet during a rehearsal for Rudolph Nureyev's version of the Don Quixote ballet being filmed in Melbourne. Australian Information Service photograph by Don Edwards, P72/1238 8/12/72/21" -- printed on reverse.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-137002644

Subjects Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 -- Portraits.  |  Aldous, Lucette, 1938- -- Portraits.  |  Australian Ballet.  |  Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Petipa and Nureyev)  |  Actors -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Ballet -- Study and teaching -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Portraits.
Occupation Ballet dancers.  |  Academics.  |  Choreographers  |  Actors
Other authors/contributors Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993  |  Australian information Service

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