dance sites and services
Libraries, archives and museums
Joint venture of the ScreenSound Australia, the National Library of
Australia and Ausdance. With initial funding from the the Australia Council, the
project aims to locate, preserve and make accessible film and video
examples of the work of some of Australia's leading choreographers, and to
link moving images with related dance resources in other media, especially
extensive dance material held by the National Library of Australia. which
includes collections relating to the Australian Ballet, Australian
Entr'acte Theatre, Green Mill Dance Project, Human Veins Dance Theatre, Meryl
Tankard Company and photographic collections in the form of the Geoffrey
Ingram Archive of Australian Ballet, and Sydney Dance Company Collection. Australian choreographers whose work is represented in the Australian
Dance Collection include Don Asker, Margaret Barr, Gertrude Bodenwieser,
Edouard Borovansky, Kai Tai Chan, Elizabeth Dalman, Beth Dean, Russell
Dumas, Nanette Hassell, Robert Helpmann, Sue Healey, Laurel Martin, Paul
Mercurio, Barry Moreland, Graeme Murphy, Gideon Obarzanek, Stephen Page,
Chrissie Parrott, Cheryl Stock, Rex Reid, Meryl Tankard, Jonathon Taylor,
Valrene Tweedie, Leigh Warren, Graeme Watson, Natalie Weir and Garth
Welch. In December 2006, the National Library of Australian acquired the
Hugh P Hall collection of photographs re the Ballets Russes.
archival holdings, aboriginal television programs and pay tv listings are
included in Lynn Fisherís Dance out of Darkness, available at the
University of Western Sydney Nepeanís website.
A select list
of programs is included in Lynn Fisherís Dance out of Darkness,
available at the University of Western Sydney Nepeanís website.
Jones Department Store Archives
and press clippings associated with exhibitions held at the store,
1938-1978 including Drawings of the Russian Ballet (1938), Art for Theatre
and Ballet (1940), William Constable Exhibition of Designs for drama and
ballet (1947), Corroboree (1950) and Loudon Sainthill exhibitions 1972 and
1978. For details see Lyn Fisherís Dance out of Darkness, available on
the University of Western Sydney Nepeanís website.
Gallery of Australia
Holds major collection of Diaghilev Ballets Russes costumes and
memorabilia. The Gallery's Research Library has a FlickR site with
photographs from its Helene Kirsova archive, and rare Ballet Russes programmes
dating from the 1930's and 1940's. Helene Kirsova danced with the Ballet
Russes de Monte Carlo on its 1936 Australian tour and settled in Australia
where she established her own ballet school in Sydney.http://www.flickr.com/photos/nga_researchlibrary/
Performing Arts Centre. Museum and Gladys Moncrieff Library of the
Queensland Ballet Collection, including production albums, costumes and
costume designs. >
of Western Sydney Nepean LibraryRecipient of dance books and
periodicals from the Dennis Wolanski Library of the Performing Arts.
Library of New South Wales
Holds Margaret Barr,
Irene Vera Young, Beth Dean & Victor Carell collections, Sir Robert
Helpmann scrapbooks, and William Constable designs for Corroboree.
Publications, manuscript and photographic collections, programs and oral
history tapes are listed in Lynn Fisherís Dance out of Darkness,
available on the University of Western Sydney Nepeanís website.
Adelaide Barr Smith Library.
Holds dance critic Dr Alan Brissenden papers 1965-2001.
and advocacy organisation representing dancers, choreographers, writers,
artists, students and the general public. Also has extensive library,
including major dance journals, available for reference. Website has links and
contact details for all dance companies in Australia,
The Australian Ballet
Bangarra Dance Theatre
One Extra Company
Sydney Dance Company