Guide to the Guide to theatre programs and ephemera regarding Anna Pavlova's Australian tours



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Series. First Tour: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide. Chronological list, 4 March 1926 - August 1926

Dancers – as listed in programs. Ballerinas: Anderson, Burke, Crofton, D'Arcy, Dolamore, Elkington, Faucheux, Gervais, Mather, Nichols, Nikitina, Thurza Rogers, Spencer, Muriel Stuart, Ward, White. Male dancers:Algeranoff, Ivan Clustine, Dolinoff, Domoslavski, A. Hitchins, Lascelles, Markovski, M. Pianowski, Sergeeff, Varjinski (Fr. Vaginski), Jan Zalewski. Dance staff: Ballet master – Ivan ClustineAssistant ballet master – M. Pianowski. Music staff: Musical director/Conductor – Lucien Wurmser. Management: J.C. Williamson Ltd. Magazine programs. Melbourne and Sydney magazine programs were published once or twice weekly however Melbourne issues were undated making dating of performances in this city imprecise. This means that the repertoire in the following table may not be in correct chronological order and newspaper reviews in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald were not checked for these facts. Sydney issues were dated with two being published per week throughout the season. The change of program was on Saturday which included all evening performances. The second issue contained Wednesday and Saturday matinees.The newspaper reviews for the Brisbane performances are in The Courier Mail.Adelaide issued only souvenir programs which included dates. Several were issued covering matinees, evenings and final days. Any newspaper reviews of the performances would have been published in The Advertiser.Program changesBased on the 1929 tour, it is assumed that changes would be by the insertion of an errata slip glued over the appropriate program and day and not as separately issued cast lists.

Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney, 17 April 1926 - 20 May 1926 (File)

Her Majesty's magazine. Each issue contains different ballet program. Includes rticles and illustrations on Pavlova. Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements. Cover includes Pavlova as The Swan.

Anna Pavlova and her Ballet Russe: a season of four weeks only commencing … April 17, 1926 (Item)

Flyer (1 folded sheet) advertisement with cover portrait of Pavlova in The Dragon Fly.

Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney, 22 July 1926 (File)

Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne. Farewell Charity Matinee, 23 July 1926 (Item)

In aid of Pavlova's home in Paris for Distressed Russian Children; also the Melbourne Theatrical Charities. Divertissements - Mazurka; Californian Poppy - Pavlova; Pizzicato; Anitra's Dance; Pastorale; Serenade - Pavlova. Autumn Leaves - Chrysanthemum. Divertissements - Gopack; Rondino - Pavlova; Bolero; Minuet; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century); Blue Danube Waltz; Bacchanal - Pavlova. Cover has colour portrait of Pavlova, signed Howard Harris, Sydney, and portrait of Pavlova & Novikoff.