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[Borovansky Ballet : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 3526721
Format BookBook
Description folders of programs and miscellaneous pieces. 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Material in the Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection consists of programs and related items for Australian performing arts organisations, Australian artists performing overseas, professional productions performed in Australia (including those featuring overseas performers) and overseas performances of Australian plays, music, etc.

Biography/History

The Borovansky Ballet was founded in 1940 by the Czech dancer Edouard Borovansky. Borovansky had been a dancer in the touring ballet company of the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova and, after visiting Australia on tour with the Covent Garden Russian Ballet, he decided to remain in Australia, establishing a ballet school in Melbourne in 1939, out of which he developed a performance group which became the Borovansky Ballet. The company was supported and funded by J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd from 1944. Following Borovansky's death in 1959, the English dancer and administrator Dame Peggy van Praagh was invited to become artistic director of the company. The Borovansky Ballet was disbanded by J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd. in 1961.

Source of Acquisition Parts of this collection were transferred from the Records of J.C. Williamson, ,1874-1976 MS 5783 Boxes 365-366 to the PROMPT collection. 
Subjects Borovansky Ballet -- Miscellanea.  |  Ballet companies -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Ballet -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australian.
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