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Records of the Australian Theatre Ballet 1955 [manuscript]
Bib ID 68180
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Australian Theatre Ballet
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1955 
2 cm (2 folders). 
Summary

The collection includes notices of the Australian Ballet Society, photographs, newspaper cuttings, reviews, magazine articles, and programmes. A photocopied diary by performer Christina Denny (later Gallea) gives a day by day account of the tour. Includes a copy of the contract agreement between the Australian Ballet Society and Christina Denny.

Biography/History

The Australian Theatre Ballet, directed by Walter Gore, toured country Victoria in 1955. Gore was a ballet dancer and choreographer, his wife Paula Hinton nearing her prime as a ballerina. She later went on to dance in Europe, as did some of the other young performers, many of whom were just out of school. The tour started in Bendigo on 11th April, finishing in Albury, forty performances later, on the 18th of May. The tour was followed by seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne. Due to lack of finance, the company was wound up late in 1955.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9609

Subjects Hinton, Paula.  |  Denny, Christina -- Archives.  |  Gore, Walter, 1910-1979.  |  Australian Ballet Society.  |  Australian Theatre Ballet.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Ballet companies -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1955 

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