Borovansky Ballet 1955

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Borovansky Ballet

Australian Tour 1955 - 1956 Empire Theatre Sydney

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 English dancer and administrator Dame Peggy van Praagh was invited to become artistic director of the company. J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd decided to disband the Borovansky Ballet in 1961.

This Souvenir Program is from the 1955 Australian Production 

Dancers: Peggy Sager, Kathleen Gorham, Vassilie Trunoff, Royes Fernandez, Laurence Bishop, Keith Little, Joan Potter, Aina Reega, Jocelyn Vollmar, Arvids Fibigs, Frank Salter, Charles Diskson, Eve King, Pixie Bevan, Audrey Nicholls, Paul Grinwis, Yurek Shabelewski, John Auld, Eileen Tasker, Leon Kellaway, Desmond Meyers, Ken Mansfield

Please Note You are Buying a Souvenir Program
Size 215 x 135 mm  Pictures and information of the cast and show.

Condition: Used Good 7/10 little bit of rust on centre staples
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