Spotlight on Australian Ballet

Australia, 1948

Film

A survey of the development of ballet in Australia. The contribution made by such enthusiasts as Edouard Borovansky, Helene Kirsova, Laurel Martyn, Dorothy Stevenson, and other Australian dancers in training and encouraging aspiring dancers, and the untiring efforts of the various corps des ballets, the majority of whom have had to fit in their clases and training, and in many cases, their actual performances, after normal working hours, are presented as the background to the status of ballet in Australia in 1948. Narrated by John Bushelle.

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Credits

writer

Doc K Sternberg

director

Doc K Sternberg

co-producer

Geoff Powell

Loch Townsend

A Anderson

production company

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:50:03:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28837

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Ballet

Music & Performing Arts → Ballet - Australia - History

Music & Performing Arts → Ballet companies - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Borovansky, Edouard, 1902-1959

Music & Performing Arts → Dance

Music & Performing Arts → Dance companies

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers - Australia - Interviews

People → Borovansky, Edouard, 1902-1959

People → Martyn, Laurel

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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