Australian Ballet 1980 Season
The Australian Ballet is the largest classical ballet company in Australia. It was founded by J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd. and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in 1962, with the English-born dancer, teacher, repetiteur and director Dame Peggy van Praagh as founding artistic director. Today, it is recognised as one of the world's major international ballet companies.The roots of the Australian Ballet can be found in the Borovansky Ballet, a company 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 British dancer and administrator Dame Peggy van Praagh DBE was invited to become artistic director of the company. J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd decided to disband the Borovansky Ballet in 1961.
Season 1980 -
Solo Artists - Janne Blanch, Julie da Costa, Sheree da Costa, Mark Brinkley, Jak Callick, Joseph Janusaitis, Susan Dains, Josephine Jason, Lynette Mann, Rex McNeill, Colin Peasley, Martin Raistrick, Terese Power, Abril Ward, Joanne Michel, Ken Whitmore
Playbill / Program Date 1980 Season
Size 150 x 220 mm
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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