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Borovansky Ballet's 'Terra Australis', 1946

This is a 20.3 cm x 25.7 cm black-and-white photograph of a ballet performance on a split-level stage in front of a painted backdrop featuring a dead white tree trunk. A male and a female dancer are in the spotlight and two groups of dancers are in the shadowed foreground.

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Flume at Karalee Rocks, 2002

This is the entrance to a steel flume built to take rainwater, running off a granite outcrop, to a dam. A low perimeter wall has trapped run-off from the rock. A sluice gate in the centre of the photograph is lowered, blocking the channel. The colour slide was taken in 2002 at Karalee, approximately 50 km east of Southern Cross.

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Granite outcrop at Kellerberrin, 2002

This is a low wall made from slabs of granite at the base of a huge granite outcrop at Kellerberrin Hill, approximately 150 km along the route of the Golden Pipeline, 200 km east of Perth in Western Australia. It is designed to catch rain running off the rock. A second wall parallel to the first has created a channel or ...

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Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo in Australia, c1939: Tamara Toumanova

This silent colour clip shows home-movie footage, shot in slow motion, of Tamara Toumanova dressed in a swimsuit performing a series of ballet movements on Bungan Beach in Sydney, New South Wales.

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Ballets Russes - Can 25, c1936: 'Petrouchka'

This silent black-and-white clip shows home-movie footage taken during a performance of 'Petrouchka' by the Ballets Russes on their tour to Australia of 1936-37. The stage is set to resemble a fairground, where a magician brings to life three 'puppets', the clown Petrouchka (Leon Woizikowsky), the dancer (Hélène Kirsova) ...

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Monte Carlo Russian Ballet - Original Ballet Russe, c1936: 'Les Presages'

This silent black-and-white clip shows home-movie footage of the final scene from the ballet 'Les Presages' (known in English as 'Destiny') performed by the Ballets Russes and choreographed by Léonide Massine. In this scene the figures of 'Fate' and 'the Hero' confront each other while a surge of dancers form diagonal rows ...

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Cinderella: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on productions. Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella is a modern story ballet charting classic story to Prokofiev's cinematic score. Jerôme Kaplan’s costumes draw inspiration from Dior, Schiaparelli, the elegance of 1940s Hollywood, ...

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COPPÉLIA: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. This magical tale romps along to Delibes’ score. Swanhilda and Franz are in love…until Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter appears. All is not what it seems and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s ...

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Swan Lake: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is one of the world's most popular, traditional ballets. Siegfried is drawn to the lake and its secret realm of mystery and enchantment, where he falls in love with the Swan Queen ...

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The Sleeping Beauty: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Told through the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa and David McAllister (Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet). The website provides a rich collection of resources ...