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The Australian Ballet School’s Archives

The digitisation of precious archives from The Australian Ballet School, filmed in rehearsal studios or on stage (33 x reel to reel videos dating from 1973 to 1989). These works include Gemini rehearsal which feature Marilyn Rowe and John Meehan (circa 1973!), Papillon rehearsal choreographed in 1975 by Graeme Murphy, a wealth of rare works, and, various dance classes held by Marika Besobrasova and Miss Cheng. Digitisation Producer: Philippe Charluet

This project was made possible due to the initiative of Australian Ballet School’s alumnis, including Ms Caroline Poon.

Sample works:

1973Gemini

1975PapillonRialto RipplesMirage

1976Night of the Four MoonsAnatomyChoreologyPas-de-Deux

1979EasternlightAurora’s Wedding

1989Silver Jubilee Gala

(unknown precise date in the seventies) – One in FiveBallet Imperial

 

 

 

  • Papillon rehearsal (1975)
  • Gemini with Marilyn Rowe and John Meehan (photo © Gregory Weigh)

1973
Gemini

1975
Papillon
Rialto Ripples
Mirage

1976
Night of the Four Moons
Anatomy
Choreology
Pas-de-Deux

1979
Easternlight
Aurora's Wedding

(unknown precise date)
One in Five
Ballet Imperial

Various Classes (1975-76)

Silver Jubilee Gala (1989)

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