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Class. Tour No. 1, 1936 - 1937

Colonel W. De Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet (sometimes abbreviated to Monte Carlo Russian Ballet) toured Adelaide-Melbourne-Sydney-New Zealand-Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide...

Series. General Tour publication

Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (Col. W. de Basil's) Ltd. : Australia and New Zealand, season 1936-1937, 1936 (Item)

New York : Nicolas Publishing Co, 1936. [29 p.] : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm...

Advertising leaflet (Item)

1 leaflet, 11 x 25 cm., cream paper. Name of the company in red, probably used as signage.

Series. Tour 1 Adelaide

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

Three issues were published for the Adelaide season. All have 32 pages and contain stories of 21 ballets, with several biographies of the artists and the company. Portraits of the three principals, some soloists and the baby ballerinas such as Sonia Woizikowska are included. The remainder of the content is theatre gossip, advertisements, etc. Two issues had the same cover of a ballerina wearing a green hat. Above the illustration are the words "Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet, Theatre Royal, Adelaide". Two contain programs of ballets to be performed in Programs 1-3 and 4-5 respectively. Another issue announced the exclusion of Le spectre de la rose...

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Subseries. Season
Overture: Prince Igor (Borodin), 13 October 1936 - 15 October 1936 (File)

Les sylphides (Australian premiere), Scheherazade (Australian premiere), Le spectre de la rose (Australian premiere), La boutique fantasque (Australian premiere). "Program 1" as advertised in the first magazine program. NLA does not hold a separate cast list.

Overture: Prince Igor (Borodin), 16 October 1936 - 19 October 1936 (File)

Carnaval (Australian premiere), Scheherazade (Australian premiere), Le beau Danube (Australian premiere), Le spectre de la rose . "Program 2" as advertised together with Program 1 in the first magazine program. NLA does not hold a separate cast list.

Overture: Merry wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 20 October 1936 - 22 October 1936 (File)

Le lac des cygnes (Australian premiere), La boutique fantasque, L'apres midi d'un faun (Australian premiere), Prince Igor (Australian premiere). "Program 3" as advertised together with programs 1 and 2 in the first magazine program. NLA does not hold a separate cast list.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Prince Igor (Borodin), 23 October 1936 - 26 October 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Les presages (Australian premiere), Le beau Danube. "Program 4" as advertised in the second magazine program. NLA does not hold a separate cast list.

Overture: Prince Igor, 27 October 1936 (File)

Carnaval, Le mariage d'Aurore (Australian premiere), Le beau Danube. "Program 5" as advertised with program 4 in the second magazine program. NLA does not hold a separate cast list.

Farewell Gala, 28 October 1936 (File)

Les presages, Le beau Danube, Le mariage d'Aurore. Program as advertised in the second magazine program. NLA does not hold a separate cast list.

Series. Tour 1: Melbourne, 31 October 1936 - 22 December 1936

His Majesty's Theatre.

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

Two covers issued for the Melbourne season. The first cover for the earlier part of the season has a Baroque couple with a hovering cupid. This issue has 34 pages. It includes page length portraits of Woizikowsky, Blinova, Kirsova as well as smaller portraits of other soloists. There are illustrations of scenes from five ballets and articles on the Company's history, and the history of the Russian ballet. The second cover features a ballerina with a green hat. This larger issue has 46 pages. Title page lists the company of 46 members and two conductors. Stories of the ballets are included with several biographies of the artists, company with portraits. Additional ballets such as Fantasie chinois, Casse noisette, La concurrence were advertised but there is little evidence of them being performed...

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Subseries. Season
Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 31 October 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Scheherazade, Le mariage d'Aurore. Second copy with cast changes.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Merry wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 7 November 1936 (File)

Carnaval, Les presages, La boutique fantasque. Second copy with cast changes.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 14 November 1936 (File)

Petrouchka (Australian premiere), L'apres- midi d'un faune, Prince Igor.

Overture: Merry wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 18 November 1936 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Petrouchka.

Overture: Oberon (Weber), 21 November 1936 (File)

Scuola di ballo, Le spectre de la rose, L'amour sorcier, Le beau Danube.

Overture: Oberon (Weber), 21 November 1936 (File)

L'amour sorcier (Australian premiere), Le spectre de la rose, Scuola di ballo (Australian premiere), Le beau Danube. Order changed for remainder of week commencing Monday, evening, 23rd November.

Overture: Russlan and Ludmilla (Glinka), 28 November 1936 (File)

Cotillon (Australian premiere), L'oiseau de feu (Australian premiere), Le mariage d'Aurore. Second copy with cast changes.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 5 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Contes russes (Australian premiere), Les cent baisers (Australian premiere), Prince Igor. Second copy with cast changes.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 8 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Contes russes, Les cent baisers, Prince Igor.

Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 9 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Contes russes, Les cent baisers, Prince Igor.

Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 9 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Contes russes, Scheherazade. Program change.

Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 10 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Scheherazade, Contes russes. Same as for Wednesday evening except different order of program.

Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 11 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Scheherazade, Contes russes. Same as for Thursday evening except for cast changes.

Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 12 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Contes russes, La boutique fantasque. Program change.

Thamar (Australian premiere), 12 December 1936 (File)

Carnaval, Port Said (Australian premiere), Petroushka.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Gala program for the last four performances, 19 December 1936 - 22 December 1936 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Les presages, Soleil de nuit (Australian premiere), Le beau Danube.

Series. Tour 1: Sydney

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

One cover was used for the Sydney season containing a design by Norman Lindsay of a scene from Scheherazade. Some of the issues include the artist's name on the cover. Many magazine programs were issued, each varying slightly regarding articles and advertisements. All issues contain 40 pages. A title page featured the members of the company [between 43-44] and the two conductors. Stories of all ballets performed in Sydney were included as well as biographies and portraits of the principals, some soloists, the baby ballerinas, and the company. Programs of ballets performed were not printed in the magazine program. Issues of the Magazine program released prior to the season had a cover of a ballerina en pointe with an orchestra at her feet. They contained 40 pages and approximately 30% of it was given to the forthcoming JCW attractions, notably the ballet company. They included portraits of Woizikowsky, Blinova and Kirsova and others, introductions to the art of the ballet, biographies of some of the artists and baby ballerinas. Advertised repertoire included The good humoured ladies which was not performed in this season.

Subseries. Season
Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 26 December 1936 (File)

Les sylphides, Scheherazade, Le mariage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Merry wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 2 January 1937 (File)

Carnaval, Les presages, La boutique fantasque.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 9 January 1937 (File)

Port Said, Le spectre de la rose, Petrouchka.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Oberon (Weber), 16 January 1937 (File)

Les sylphides, Le beau Danube, L'apres-midi d'un faune, Prince Igor.

Overture: Oberon (Weber), 20 January 1937 (File)

Les sylphides, Le beau Danube, L'apres-midi d'un faune, Prince Igor. Matinee deleted with autograph of date change to evening.

Overture: Russlan and Ludmilla (Glinka), 23 January 1937 (File)

Cotillon, L'oiseau de feu, Le mariage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 30 January 1937 (File)

L'amour sorcier, Les cent baisers, La boutique fantasque.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Carnaval, 6 February 1937 (File)

Soleil de nuit, Scuola di ballo, Scheherazade.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les sylphides, 13 February 1937 - 17 February 1937 (File)

Port Said, Les presages, Prince Igor.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 17 February 1937 - 20 February 1937 (File)

Port Said, Petrouchka, Prince Igor.

Thamar, 20 February 1937 (File)

Le spectre de la rose, L'oiseau de feu, Le beau Danube.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Farewell Gala performance, 26 February 1937 (File)

Carnaval, Port Said, Les presages, La boutique fantasque.

Series. Tour 1: New Zealand, February 1937 - April 1937

Subseries. Publications
Souvenir program, 1937 (File)

Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet, New Zealand, 1937. [Sydney : J.C. Williamson, 1937]. 36 p. : ill., ports. ;28 cm...

Advertising (File)

Cover title The greatest ballet tour in history! J.C. Williamson Ltd's huge attraction : Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet. 1 folded sheet [5 pages] ; 29 cm...

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].

Series. Tour 1: Brisbane, 8 May 1937 - 27 May 1937

His Majesty's Theatre.

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

Cover for the Brisbane season contains a design by Norman Lindsay of a scene from Scheherazade. Some of the issues include the artist's name on the cover. A title page featured the members of the company [between 43-44] and the two conductors. Stories of all ballets performed in Brisbane were included as well as biographies and portraits of the principals, some soloists, the baby ballerinas and the company...

Series. Tour 1: Sydney, 29 May 1937 - 18 June 1937

Theatre Royal, return season.

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

Same in style, format, cover, content and advertisements as for the first Sydney season...

Subseries. Seasons
Le lac des cygnes, 29 May 1937 - 2 June 1937 (File)

Les presages, Le spectre de la rose, Prince Igor.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 2 June 1937 - 5 June 1937 (File)

Les cent baisers, L'oiseau de feu, La boutique fantasque.

Overture: Merry wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 5 June 1937 - 9 June 1937 (File)

Les sylphides, Contes russes, Le beau Danube.

Overture: Merry wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 5 June 1937 - 9 June 1937 (File)

Les sylphides, Contes russes, Le beau Danube. Changes to dance order for Contes russes.

Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 9 June 1937 - 12 June 1937 (File)

Cotillon, Scheherazade, Le mariage d'Aurore.

Carnaval, 15 June 1937 (File)

Scuola di ballo, Spectre de la rose, Prince Igor.

Series. Tour 1: Melbourne, 19 June 1937 - 6 July 1937

His Majesty's theatre, return season.

Subseries. Publications
Souvenir book (File)

J.C. Williamson re-used the ballerina with the green hat as the cover for the souvenir book for the return Melbourne season. It contains 42 pages with page length portraits of de Basil, Woizikowsky, Blinova, Kirsova and Horenstein. There are smaller portraits of de Basil's representatives, Clayton, the soloists and the baby ballerinas. A title page lists the company of 43 members and two conductors. It includes articles, biographies of some of the artists and stories of the ballets included.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Subseries. Season
Le lac des cygnes, 19 June 1937 - 23 June 1937 (File)

Les presages, Le spectre de la rose, Prince Igor. NLA does not hold separate cast list.

Les cent baisers, 23 June 1937 - 24 June 1937 (File)

L'oiseau bleu, Le beau Danube. NLA does not hold separate cast list.

Les sylphides, 30 June 1937 - 1 July 1937 (File)

Thamar, Port Said, Le mariage d'Aurore.

Overture: Merry wives of Windsor (Nicolai), 2 July 1937 (File)

Carnaval, Soleil de nuit, Les presages, Le beau Danube.

Carnaval, 3 July 1937 (File)

Soleil de nuit, Contes russes, Le beau Danube. NLA does not hold separate cast list.

Le lac des cygnes, 5 July 1937 - 6 July 1937 (File)

Scheherazade, Le mariage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].

Series. Tour 1: Adelaide, 7 July 1937 - 14 July 1937

Royal Theatre, return season.

Subseries. Publications
Souvenir book (File)

J.C. Williamson re-issued the cover from the Sydney seasons featuring Norman Lindsay's scene from Scheherazade for this return season with the title: "Souvenir program 6d Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet"...

Subseries. Season
Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert), 10 July 1937 - 12 July 1937 (File)

Les cent baisers, Les presages, Le mariage d'Aurore. Includes single sheet insert of de Basil's portrait.

Carnaval, 13 July 1937 (File)

Soleil de nuit, L'amour sorcier, Le beau Danube.

Carnaval, 14 July 1937 (File)

Soleil de nuit, L'amour sorcier, Le beau Danube.

Class. Tour No.2, September 1938 - April 1939

Covent Garden Russian Ballet toured Melbourne-Sydney-New Zealand-Melbourne-Adelaide...

Series. Tour 2: Melbourne, 28 September 1938 - 21 November 1938

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

The Magazine program for the Melbourne season varies from 50 to 54 pages. A sepia photograph cover of a scene from the ballet Francesca da Rimini is used for the season. The contents include "Stories of the ballets", short biographies of "Stars of the ballet" plus conductor Antal Dorati and small publicity paragraphs on the company. Photograph portraits of Irina Baronova, Tatiana Riabouchinska, Anton Dolin, David Lichine, Yurek Shabelevesky, Paul Petroff, Antal Dorati, Tamara Grigorieva, Roman Jasinsky and some group photos of other members of the company.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Cast list (File)

Cover programs of ballets with casts for periods of three nights, occasionally four. The program of ballets changed once a week.

Advertising (File)

Large advertising brochure for season. 4 page folder. Sepia tone photographs of stars and scenes from the ballets with listing of repertoire, stars, prices and ticket sales...

Subseries. Season
Overture: Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakoff), 28 September 1938 - 30 October 1938 (File)

Les sylphides, Cendrillon (Australian premiere), Le mariage d'Aurore.

Overture: The Impresario (Mozart), 1 October 1938 - 5 October 1938 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Symphonie fantastique (Australian premiere), Prince Igor.

Overture: The Impresario (Mozart), 6 October 1938 - 8 October 1938 (File)

Les dieux mendiants (Australian premiere), Petrouchka, La concurrence (Australian premiere).

Overture: Fete Poloniase (Chabrier), 10 October 1938 - 12 October 1938 (File)

Jeux d'enfants (Australian premiere), Choreartium (Australian premiere), Scuola di ballo.

Overture: La Cenerentola (Rossini), 13 October 1938 - 15 October 1938 (File)

Les femmes de bonne humeur (Australian premiere), Scheherazade, La spectre de la rose, Soleil de nuit.

Overture: The Impresario (Mozart), 17 October 1938 - 19 October 1938 (File)

Jeux d'enfants, Le coq d'or (Australian premiere), Prince Igor.

Overture: Capriccio Espagnol ( Rimsky-Korsakoff), 20 October 1938 - 22 October 1938 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Cendrillon, Protee (Australian premiere), Danses slaves et tziganes (Australian premiere).

Overture: Capriccio Italien (Tschaikowsky), 24 October 1938 - 26 October 1938 (File)

Cotillon, Les presages, Protee/ Orchestral interlude: Kamarinskaya (Glinka)/ Danses slaves et tziganes.

Overture: La Cenerentola (Rossini), 27 October 1938 - 29 October 1938 (File)

Les dieux mendiants, Le coq d'or, Bolero, La concurrence.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: The Impresario (Mozart), 31 October 1938 - 2 November 1938 (File)

Les sylphides, Bolero, Scheherazade, Le mariage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Overture: Hungarian folk dances (Weiner), 3 November 1938 - 5 November 1938 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Petrouchka/ Orchestra: Danze ed aria antiche (Respighi), Union Pacific (Australian premiere).

Overture: Fete Polonaise (Chabrier), 7 November 1938 - 9 November 1938 (File)

Les Cent Baisers, Symphonie fantastique, La spectre de la rose/ Orchestral interlude: Kamarinskaya (Glinka), Danses slaves et tziganes.

Overture: Midsummer night's dream (Mendelssohn), 10 November 1938 - 12 November 1938 (File)

Papillons (Australian premiere), Le coq d'or, Le mariage d'Aurore.

Overture: La Cenerentola (Rossini), 14 November 1938 - 16 November 1938 (File)

Les sylphides, Les presages, Protee, Union Pacific.

Overture: Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakoff), 17 November 1938 - 21 November 1938 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Cendrillon, Le mariage d'Aurore.

Series. Tour 2: Sydney, 25 November 1938 - 26 January 1939

Theatre Royal.

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

Magazine program for the Sydney season is consistently 48 pages. Two covers were used: one is a colour reproduction of a pastel/crayon drawing by Daryl Lindsay of a ballet dancer on stage. The other cover appears briefly towards the end of the ballet season, from 20 January onwards. It is plain white with brown lettering with the name of the company...

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Advertising (File)

Four fold large brochure for season in red and yellow. Illustrated with photos of stars and scenes from ballets. Full repertoire listed with ticket prices.

Subseries. Season
Les sylphides, 25 November 1938 - 1 December 1938 (File)

Le coq d'or, Le marriage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Papillons, 2 December 1938 - 7 December 1938 (File)

Symphonie fantastique, Protee, Prince Igor.

Les femmes de bonne humeur, 9 December 1938 - 14 December 1938 (File)

Le spectre de la rose, Union Pacific.

Overture: Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakoff), 16 December 1938 - 21 December 1938 (File)

La concurrence, Le lac des cygnes, Petrouchka.

Jeux d'enfants, 23 December 1938 - 28 December 1938 (File)

Les presages, Cendrillon.

Les sylphides, 30 December 1938 - 5 January 1939 (File)

Le fils prodigue (world premiere), Cendrillon.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les dieux mendiants, 6 January 1939 - 11 January 1939 (File)

Choreartium, Le mariage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Carnaval, 13 January 1939 - 14 January 1939 (File)

Symphonie fantastique, Scuola di ballo.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les cent baisers, 17 January 1939 - 19 January 1939 (File)

Le fils prodigue, Scheherazade.

Les sylphides, 20 January 1939 - 23 January 1939 (File)

Le coq d'or, Le spectre de la rose, Danses slaves et tziganes.

Le lac des cygnes, 24 January 1939 - 26 January 1939 (File)

Petrouchka, Protee, Le mariage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].

Series. Tour 2: New Zealand, February 1939 - March 1939

Subseries. Publications
Souvenir book (File)

"New Zealand season 1939. The Covent Garden Russian Ballet." 32 page 'Program.' Cover illustration in red and brown, drawing of the interior of a theatre including tiered boxes and curtain. Contents include same biographies, and photos of principal dancers as used in Australian magazine programs. Also included is a photo montage of 17 portraits and scenes from performances and rehearsal under title "Come back stage and meet the famous Covent Garden Russian Ballet". Page 32 includes a reproduction of the Christmas card designed by Daryl Lindsay used by members of the company. It depicts koalas as dancers taking a bow on stage with a lizard as the conductor...

Advertising (File)

3-fold advertising brochure printed on both sides. Issued for the Grand Opera House, Wellington season commencing Saturday, 18 February 1939 for "…eleven nights and special matinees". Same cover and art work as the souvenir book described above, including the same photo montage but with one additional photo. One fold has three large photographs of scenes from Aurora's wedding, Les sylphides, and Scheherazade. Brochure includes ticket prices and booking information...

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].

Series. Tour 2: Melbourne, 29 March 1939 - 12 April 1939

His Majesty's theatre, return season.

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

Magazine programs for the return Melbourne season vary between 34 and 38 pages. Text and photos of the company are variations on those already used earlier in programs on the tour. Two covers are used. One is a sepia photograph of a scene from the ballet Francesca da Rimini. The other is a colour cover with the head of a blonde woman, an orchid and string of pearls. This latter cover was used widely for other J.C. Williamson magazine programs at the time. In some issues there is an additional eight page insert advertising the London Casino Revue appearing at the King's Theatre from 8 April 1939.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Invitation (File)

Small slip of paper addressed "Dear Balletomane" inviting patrons to the "first entertainment sponsored by the Ballet Club of Victoria" at the Comedy Theatre on a Sunday,night (date not given). Dancers Dolin and Algeranoff "…have promised to attend ..." and to give lectures on ballet and Japanese dancing respectively. Loose insert in magazine program with season of 29 March – 1 April 1939.

Subseries. Season
Carnaval, 25 March 1939 - 28 March 1939 (File)

Choreartium, Le mariage d'Aurore/ Conductor Launitz for Le mariage d'Aurore.

Le lac des cygnes, 29 March 1939 - 31 March 1939 (File)

Le fils prodigue, Cendrillon.

Les dieux mendiants, 3 April 1939 - 5 April 1939 (File)

Symphonie fantastique, Le spectre de la rose, Les femmes de bonne humeur.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les sylphides, 6 April 1939 - 10 April 1939 (File)

Les presages, Protee, Cendrillon.

The Gods go a–begging, 11 April 1939 (File)

The prodigal son, Le spectre de la rose, Le mariage d'Aurore. Listed in Potter and in advertisements in the cast list of the previous program as "Farewell performances".

Dieux mendiants, 12 April 1939 (File)

The prodigal son, La spectre de la rose, Le mariage d'Aurore.

Le lac des cygnes, 12 April 1939 (File)

Symphonie fantastique, Le spectre de la rose, Le mariage d'Aurore. Cast list is headed "Farewell performance".

Series. Tour 2: Adelaide, 13 April 1939 - 26 April 1939

Theatre Royal.

Subseries. Publications
Souvenir program (File)

For the Adelaide season a 32 page souvenir program was issued. The cover was a reproduction in red and brown of an interior of a theatre seen from the stage with draped curtains and boxes (the same as the New Zealand cover). The contents included details of the company, photographs and biographies of dancers, conductors and key management personnel which had appeared in earlier programs...

Subseries. Season
Carnaval, 13 April 1939 - 15 April 1939 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Cendrillon. Program No. 1. listed in souvenir program.

Les sylphides, 17 April 1939 - 19 April 1939 (File)

Les presages, Le coq d'or. Program No.2. listed in souvenir program.

Les dieux mendiants, 20 April 1939 - 21 April 1939 (File)

Union Pacific, Protee, Le mariage d'Aurore. Program No. 3. listed in souvenir program.

Les femmes de bonne humeur, 24 April 1939 - 26 April 1939 (File)

Scheherazade, La spectre de la rose. Program No.4. listed in souvenir program. The souvenir program announces that "The final ballet on this farewell program to be selected by popular request". Potter lists the ballet selected and performed as Les presages.

Class. Tour No. 3, December 1939 - August 1940

Colonel W. de Basil's Covent Garden Ballet (also known as Colonel W. de Basil's Ballet Company and The Original Ballet Russe) toured to Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide-Brisbane-Sydney. The latter title was used until the company closed in 1952...

Series. Tour 3: Sydney, 30 December 1939 - 13 March 1940

Theatre Royal

Subseries. Publications
Souvenir books (File)

'Souvenir completed by Claude Kingston'. Cover title "Souvenir Col.W.de Basil's Ballet. Australia-New Zealand 1939-40". Cover illustration in light brown of corps de ballet by Norman Lindsay. Printed by Peerless Press, Sydney? 38 pages. Inserted as the first page is a one page colour advertisement for the exhibition "Art for theatre and ballet" at David Jones. Design for advertisement by Loudon Sainthill. Page three has an etching by Harold Byrne of crowds arriving at a theatre – the name 'Theatre Royal' has been over-printed at the top of the page. Contains one page "Introduction" by Arnold Haskell on de Basil. No other text. Portrait photographs (63) of dancers and management. Photos of ballets in performance: Les sylphides, Paganini, Good humoured ladies, Protee, Symphonie fantastique, Aurora's wedding, Swan lake, Francesca da Rimini, Les presages, Choreartium. Centre spread contains a large montage of photos of the company on tour. A map of the Americas titled "The tour of 1932-1936" shows tours to locations in Canada and USA. A map of the rest of the world titled "The tour of 1936-1940" shows the companies' tours in Europe and to Australia and New Zealand, although the tour route and locations shown are not complete accounts of the antipodean tours. One other copy includes the words "Theatre Royal" on the back cover. Three copies held including one signed by several members of the company...

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Magazine program (File)

Two covers were issued in Sydney. One featuring a brown photo of the corps de ballet in a scene (from Les sylphides?) credited to photographer Lionel Lunn. This cover bears the name "Colonel W. De Basil's Covent Garden Ballet". A copy of this Magazine program has a cast list for the opening program stapled in, and pages numbered in sequence. This was presumably issued for opening night, 30 December 1940. A second and more commonly used cover is a reproduction of a red painting of the interior of a theatre seen from the stage, with tiers of boxes framed by draped curtains. This cover bears the name "Colonel W. de Basil's Ballet Company from Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Australia-New Zealand 1939-40". Both magazine programs are 32 pages. Photographs include: portraits of Colonel de Basil, Antal Dorati, Serge Lifar, David Lichine, Tatiana Riabouchinska, Tamara Toumanova, Tatiana Stepanova, Tamara Grigorieva, Anna Volkova, Alexandra Denisova, Roman Jasinsky, Paul Petroff, Yura Lazovsky, Michel Panaieff, Dimitri Rostoff, H. Algernoff.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Advertising (File)

One small sheet announcing the ballet Francesca da Rimini "For the first time in Sydney". Photo of Lubov Tchernicheva in costume, "Guest artist performing the role she created in this ballet". Loose insert in magazine program for 3 January...

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Subseries. Season
Les sylphides, 30 December 1939 - 5 January 1940 (File)

Paganini, Le mariage d'Aurore. Piano solo in Paganini, Eric Landerer. Cast list covering all dates listed above included in magazine program, pages 15-18.

Carnaval or Les sylphides, 5 January 1940 - 11 January 1940 (File)

Paganini, Le spectre de la rose, Les femmes de bonne humeur. Piano solo in Paganini, Eric Landerer. NLA holds cast lists dated January 5-6 (E), 8-10 (M&E) JCW/BS vol. 28. Cast list dated 6 January (M) has Les sylphides as first ballet.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 12 January 1940 - 18 January 1940 (File)

Cimarosiana, Protee, Cendrillon/ Harp solo in Protee, Joyce Lang. Cast lists dated for all performances as listed above held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les sylphides, 19 January 1940 - 25 January 1940 (File)

L'oiseau de feu, L'apres-midi d'un faune, Prince Igor/ Flute solo for L'apres-midi d'un faune, Americo Gagliardi. Cast lists dated for all performances as listed above held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les dieux mendiants, 26 January 1940 - 1 February 1940 (File)

Francesca da Rimini **, Le spectre de la rose, Les femmes de bonne humeur or Le mariage d'Aurore or Cendrillon. Cast lists dated 26, 29-31 January (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 28 have Les femmes de bonne humeur as last ballet; 27 January held in JCW/BS Vol.28 has Cendrillon as last ballet; 31 January and 1 February held in JCW/BS Vol.28 have Le mariage d'Aurore as last ballet.

Jeux d'enfants, 2 February 1940 - 3 February 1940 (File)

Choreartium, Cimarosiana. Cast lists dated Friday, 2 February held in JCW/BS vol. 28; cast lists for Saturday,February 3 (M&E) held as separates.

Paganini, 5 February 1940 - 8 February 1940 (File)

Jeux d'enfants, Choreartium. Cast lists held for dates listed above in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Le lac des cygnes, 9 February 1940 - 15 February 1940 (File)

Les presages, Protee, Le Danube bleu. Harp solo in Protee, Joyce Lang. Cast lists held for dates listed above in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Papillons, 16 February 1940 - 22 February 1940 (File)

Le coq d'or, Icare (word premiere) and Prince Igor. Cast lists held for dates listed above in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Le lac des cygnes, 17 February 1940 (File)

Le coq d'or, Protee, Le Danube bleu. Special performances in aid of Red Cross, cast lists held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Les cent baisers, 23 February 1940 - 28 February 1940 (File)

Symphonie fantastique, Pavane (world premiere), Le Danube bleu. Cast lists for dates listed above held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Les sylphides, 1 March 1940 - 7 March 1940 (File)

Graduation ball (world premiere), Petrouchka. Cast lists for dates listed above held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 8 March 1940 - 9 March 1940 (File)

Scheherazade, Le spectre de la rose, Le Danube bleu. Cast lists for dates listed above held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Le lac des cygnes, 11 March 1940 (File)

Scheherazade, Le spectre de la rose, Graduation ball. Cast list held dated 11 March at JCW/BS Vol.28 and as separate.

Le mariage d'Aurore, 12 March 1940 (File)

Les presages, Protee, Graduation ball. Note: Program decided as a "Result of plebiscite" with cast list held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Midnight performance for Polish Relief organised by Col. W.de Basil and Polish members of the Company, 12 March 1940 (File)

Seventeen Divertissements performed including world premieree of Etude choreographique, Choreography by Verchinina to music of Handel. Program held as one folded sheet (4 pages), with line drawing on cover by Y.Lazowsky. Back cover lists members of the Committee for Midnight Concert.

Le lac des cygnes, 13 March 1940 (File)

Le mariage d'Aurore, Protee, Le Danube bleu. Note: Program decided by "Result of plebiscite" with cast list held in JCW/BS vol. 28.

Series. Tour 3: Melbourne, 14 March 1940 - 4 June 1940

His Majesty's Theatre.

Subseries. Publications
Souvenir program (File)

Cover title "Souvenir. Col. W. de Basil's Ballet. Australia-New Zealand 1939-40". Cover illustration in light brown of corps de ballet by Norman Lindsay. Printed by Speciality Press, Sydney? 50 pages. Back cover - Souvenir 'completed by Claude Kingston'. 11 pages of Melbourne based advertising. Inserted at page 8 is a one page colour advertisement for the exhibition "Art for theatre and ballet", "…to be held in Melbourne during the season". Design by Loudon Sainthill. Page three has one photo of the audience at the Theatre Royal, Sydney attending a performance of the company and another of the dancers taking curtain calls with de Basil. Contains one page "Introduction" by Arnold Haskell on de Basil. Inserted at page 34 is a half page, blue photograph of corps de ballet from "Les sylphides". Portrait photographs (63) of dancers and management...

Subseries. Season
Les sylphides, 14 March 1940 - 23 March 1940 (File)

Paganini, Le mariage d'Aurore. NLA- Cast list for 20 March.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 25 March 1940 - 30 March 1940 (File)

Francesca da Rimini, Pavane, Le Danube bleu.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Cimarosiana, 1 April 1940 - 6 April 1940 (File)

Les presages, Protee, Prince Igor/ Harp solo in Protee, Adrian Bendall.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les sylphides, 8 April 1940 - 13 April 1940 (File)

Le coq d'or, Graduation ball.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les femmes de bonne humeur, 15 April 1940 - 20 April 1940 (File)

Symphonie fantastique, Le mariage d'Aurore. Note: Cf. Potter's listing which substitutes Graduation ball for Le mariage d'Aurore on 19-20 April.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les dieux mendiants, 22 April 1940 - 27 April 1940 (File)

L'oiseau de feu, Graduation ball.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le lac des cygnes, 30 April 1940 - 1 May 1940 (File)

Francesca da Rimini, L'apres-midi d'un faune, Le Danube bleu.

Le lac des cygnes, 2 May 1940 - 4 May 1940 (File)

Paganini, L'apres-midi d'un faune, Le Danube bleu/ Flute solo for L' apres-midi d'un faune, Americo Gagliardi.

Papillons, 6 May 1940 - 11 May 1940 (File)

Petrouchka, Le spectre de la rose, Graduation ball.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Carnaval, 13 May 1940 - 18 May 1940 (File)

Thamar, Icare, Cendrillon/Le coq d'or. NLA holds two cast lists issued for the period 13-18 May 1940 One cast list announces season "For six nights…13-18 May" with Cendrillon as final ballet; another announces season "For three nights ..16-18 May" has Le coq d'or" as final ballet. Both cast lists direct patrons to "See dailies for Matinees". NB. Potter also notes that Le coq d'or replaced Cendrillon for some performances.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le pavillon (Australian premiere), 20 May 1940 - 25 May 1940 (File)

Scheherazade, Choreartium.

Le lac des cygnes, 27 May 1940 - 28 May 1940 (File)

L'oiseau de feu, Scuola di ballo.

Les sylphides, 29 May 1940 - 30 May 1940 (File)

Paganini, Scuola di ballo/ Piano solo in Paganini, Erich Landerer.

Les sylphides, 31 May 1940 - 1 June 1940 (File)

Icare, Les presages, Le Danube bleu.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Graduation ball, 3 June 1940 - 4 June 1940 (File)

Le coq d'or, Le mariage d'Aurore. NLA holds two cast lists issued for 3 and 4 June. One has order of ballets as Le mariage d'Aurore, Le coq d'or, Graduation ball; other is headed "Final performance" has order of ballets as Graduation ball, Le coq d'or, Le mariage d'Aurore.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].

Series. Tour 3: Adelaide, 5 June 1940 - 22 June 1940

Theatre Royal

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

24 pages. Cover has red scene of theatre auditorium from a stage as per Sydney and Melbourne Magazine programs. Includes stories of the ballets plus 30 portrait photographs of dancers and members of the music staff.

Advertising (File)

One sheet advertisement/invitation for an 'Exhibition of art for theatre and ballet' at the Australian Art Gallery, 97 Rundle St, Adelaide, June 18-July 2 – inserted into cast list for 22 June. It consisted of "500 original décor, costume, setting and backcloth designs from productions of de Basil, Vic Wells Ballet, C.B.Cochran etc… Artists represented include Benois, Beaton, Messel, Fedorovitch, Goncharova and the Australian Loudon Sainthill".

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Subseries. Season
Les sylphides, 5 June 1940 - 8 June 1940 (File)

Paganini, Le Danube bleu.

Le lac des cygnes, 10 June 1940 - 12 June 1940 (File)

Francesca da Rimini, Le spectre de la rose, Graduation ball.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le pavillon, 13 June 1940 - 15 June 1940 (File)

Petrouchka, Graduation ball. Piano solo for Petrouchka- Dorothy Mendoza.

Le mariage d'Aurore, 22 June 1940 (File)

Le coq d'or, Graduation ball.

Series. Tour 3: Brisbane, 26 June 1940 - 11 July 1940

His Majesty's Theatre.

Subseries. Publications
Magazine program (File)

24 p. Brown-sepia cover photo of corps de ballet [from Les sylphides?], photo credited to Lionel Lunn. Cover title "Colonel W. de Basil's Covent Garden Ballet." Cf. Title page reads "Colonel W. de Basil's Ballet Company from Royal Opera Covent Garden". Included stories of ballets and 31 photo portraits of dancers and musical staff...

Subseries. Season
Les sylphides, 26 July 1940 - 29 July 1940 (File)

Cendrillon, Graduation ball.

Francesca da Rimini, 4 July 1940 - 6 July 1940 (File)

Le lac des cygnes, Protee, Le mariage d'Aurore.

Series. Tour 3: Sydney, 13 July 1940 - 21 August 1940

Theatre Royal.

Subseries. Publications
Magazine programs (File)

24 p. Red cover of reproduction of painting of a view of a theatre auditorium from the stage with ballerina peeking around corner of curtain signed 'Bernie Bragg'. Cover and title page reads: "Original Ballet Russe, Director General Col. W. de Basil"...

Subseries. Season
Les sylphides, 13 July 1940 - 17 July 1940 (File)

Icare, Les presages, Graduation ball. Cast lists held for 13 (E), 15, 17 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

Le lac des cygnes, 18 July 1940 - 20 July 1940 (File)

Le fils prodigue, Le spectre de la rose, Scuola di ballo. Cast lists held for 18, 19, 20 (E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Cotillon, 22 July 1940 - 24 July 1940 (File)

Paganini, Le Danube bleu. Cast lists held for 22, 23, 24 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le pavillon, 25 July 1940 - 27 July 1940 (File)

Paganini, Etude, Jeux d'enfants. Cast lists held for 25, 26, 27 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Le mariage d'Aurore, 29 July 1940 - 3 August 1940 (File)

Lutte eternelle, Graduation ball. Cast lists held for 29, 30, August 1, 2, 3 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Les sylphides, 5 August 1940 - 7 August 1940 (File)

Symphonie fantastique, L'apres-midi d'un faune, Les cent baisers. Cast lists held for 5, 6, 7 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

Le lac des cygnes, 8 August 1940 - 10 August 1940 (File)

Thamar, Protee, Les dieux mendiants. Cast lists for 8, 9, 10 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

Francesca da Rimini, 12 August 1940 - 14 August 1940 (File)

Pavane, Coppelia. Cast lists held for 12, 13, 14 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Carnaval, 15 August 1940 - 17 August 1940 (File)

Les presages, Coppelia. Cast list held for15, 16, 17 (M&E) in JCW/BS vol. 29.

[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
[Ballets Russes : their Australasian tours, 1936-1940 : theatre programmes, ephemera held at the National Library of Australia].
Paganini, 20 August 1940 (File)

Coppelia, Etude, Graduation ball. Cast list held in JCW/BS vol. 29.

Paganini, 21 August 1940 (File)

Coppelia, Le mariage d'Aurore. Cast lists dated Wednesday, matinee August 21 held as separate and in JCW/BS vol. 29.

Theatre Royal: "Farewell Original Ballet Russe. Midnight performance", 19 September 1940 (File)

Carnaval, Divertissements (10), Le mariage d' Aurore. Program held in JCW/BS vol. 29. 4 sheets folded, cream parchment with blue printed text.


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