Introduction

The Pavlova files in the Library’s PROMPT collection document her two Australian tours in 1926 and 1929 when she brought her own ballet company touring for the J.C. Williamson organisation. The Library’s incomplete holdings of theatre programmes reveal that Pavlova presented eighteen ballets, the majority of them in one act, including Autumn Leaves, choreographed by herself. Some of the other ballets were Chopiniana, Don Quixote, Snowflakes. She also staged a staggering fifty-five divertissements - short pieces showing off a particular ballet technique, of which four Californian Poppy, Butterfly, Christmas, Dragon Fly had some creative input from her. Others were the Gavotte Pavlova, Rondino and her signature piece The Swan. Due to their popularity Pavlova repeated most of the ballets and approximately half of the divertissements throughout her second tour.

During her first tour she visited Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide and was partnered by Laurent Novikoff with Algeranoff making his first of many visits to Australia. The company consisted of approx. 45 dancers. She presented approximately fifteen ballets and thirty-nine divertissements. Robert Helpmann was a notable extra amongst the Australian supernumeraries.

For her second tour she visited Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg prior to her Brisbane opening in the newly completed His Majesty’s Theatre followed by Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. She presented approximately thirteen ballets and thirty-eight divertissements. On this return tour she was partnered by Vladimiroff and other members of her company included Edouard Borovansky with Algeranoff making another visit. According to the programmes the company consisted of 42 dancers, however Australian extras would have increased this number.

Biography

Born Anna Matveyevna Pavlovna Pavlova in St. Petersburg, 1881. She studied at the Imperial Theatre School, St. Petersburg, graduating in 1899 as coryphée and within seven years, 1906, was promoted to prima ballerina. She performed in the opening season of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe in Paris in 1909 and by 1911 formed her own dance company with which she toured all the continents until her death in 1931.

Pavlova’s influence on ballet in Australia

Algeranoff, Borovansky, Helpmann, Kellaway were dancers in her company and can be regarded as direct descendents of her legacy. Their subsequent careers influenced the development of ballet in Australia. Pavlova’s passion for the dance together with her ethereal qualities inspired a future generation of dancers and teachers in Australia particularly the formation here of branches of the Royal Academy of Dancing and the Cecchetti Society. Many of those involved would become associated with the formation of local ballet companies leading eventually to the Australian Ballet.

Russian influence on ballet in Australia

The Russian influence on ballet in Australia began with Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe formed in Paris, 1909. Some members of this company – Alexander Volinine, Anna Pavlova, Laurent Novikoff, Pierre Vladimiroff, Thadee Slavinsky, Olga Spessivtzeva and Anatole Vilzak toured Australia beginning with Adeline Genee’s tour in 1913 as members of the Imperial Russian Ballet and others in the Pavlova tours of 1926 and 1929. After her death in 1931, a refurbished Pavlova company came in 1934 as the Dandre-Levitoff Russian Ballet to be followed by three tours of the Col. de Basil’s Monte Carlo Russian Ballet, the Covent Garden Russian Ballet and the Colonel W. de Basil’s Covent Garden Ballet between 1936-1940. Australians involved in this last tour can be found in the holdings list The Ballets Russes in Australasia, 1936-1940.

Magazine programmes

There is some variety in the way programs of ballet performances were issued. As the tours were organised by the J.C. Williamson business, the ballet seasons were announced in their house journal commonly titled ‘magazine programme’. However all of the theatres in the various capital cities owned by Williamson usually had their own ‘magazine programme’ prefixed by the name of the theatre, so that Melbourne had ‘His Majesty’s magazine programme’ and Sydney had ‘Her Majesty’s magazine’. In Adelaide it was known as the ‘Theatre Royal magazine programme’.

It was not uncommon for J.C. Williamson to publish a souvenir programme as well as their house journal. Where this is the case, it is mentioned at the beginning of the tour in that city.

Notes concerning the holdings list

Status of the list

The list is based on the imperfect holdings held in the collection and information found here is therefore incomplete. The list will be updated as the Library’s gaps for this artist are filled.

The holdings consist primarily of Magazine programmes with a few separately published “Souvenir programmes”. In some instances information is gleaned from advertisements in them. This does not prove that the repertoire was performed as program changes did occur however it gives an idea of what was planned. All other sources are clearly indicated, eg, flyers.

Chronological arrangements of tours

The Pavlova material in the PROMPT collection is in chronological order and this list reflects this arrangement containing two chronologies, one for each tour. Additional tour specific information has been included at the beginning of each arrangement such as the artistic and administrative personnel, season programming and changes.

Entries identify the city and venue. General information, undated programs are included at the beginning of each season for that city. Specific dates outline the ballets followed by the divertissements although this may not necessarily be the order of the program for the performance. Other information will be indented as dot points.

Annotations for Pavlova’s roles

Her most famous characterisation was as The Swan in the divertissement of the same name although the Gavotte Pavlova was also a popular feature in both her tours. Only she danced these roles and for this reason her name will not be included alongside these divertissements.

For all her other appearances italics will be used to identify either her role as the Fairy Doll in The Fairy Doll, or as herself as in Pavlova in Invitation to the Dance.

Russian names

Russian names are written as they appear in the programs. This Anglicised form was for ease of use by the English speaking audience. However there are many spelling errors evident from one program to the next and no attempt has been made to standardise or correct them.

Access to Pavlova Material in PROMPT Collection

Material from the PROMPT collection is available for use through the Petherick Reading Room, Ground Floor. Readers should complete an electronic call slip for the following catalogue record:

[Pavlova, Anna : her Australian tours, 1926, 1929 : theatre programmes, ephemera / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia].

Access to other Pavlova material in the library

This lists some of the related print materials as well as some of the important non-print materials.

Biographical files

Biographical material on some of the personnel associated with the Pavlova tours can be found in the Library’s biographical cuttings files accessed through the National Library’s OPAC and retrieved through the Newspaper/Microform Reading Room.
See also Marjorie Lucas, a collector of Pavlova memorabilia. They are accessed through the National Library’s OPAC and retrieved through the Petherick Reading Room.

Manuscript collections

Manuscript collections of personnel associated with the Pavlova tours include H. Algeranoff, Judy Bartram, Edouard Borovansky, Robert Helpmann, J.C. Williamson (Firm) and the Geoffrey Ingram Archive of Australian Ballet. All are accessed through the Library’s OPAC with retrieval through the Manuscript Reading Room, Second Floor.

Newspapers

Newspapers contain articles, reviews of performances and social notes on the Pavlova tours. They are accessed through the Library’s OPAC with retrieval through the Newspaper and Microcopy Reading Room.

Oral History

Oral history interviews of some of the personnel associated with the Pavlova tours include Robert Helpmann, Peggy Sager. They are accessed through the Library’s OPAC with retrieval through the Oral History Reading Room.

Pictures

Pictorial images of some of the personnel associated with the Pavlova tours include Edouard Borovansky as well as the Geoffrey Ingram Archive of Australian Ballet. The photographs of Pavlova by Monte Luke are also available. They are accessed through the Library’s catalogue.

Other access

A search on the Library’s Catalogue will retrieve other material.

The following search strategies are suggested to maximise efficient retrieval of other Anna Pavlova material.

Personal name searches of key personnel involved

Title keyword searches

  • Pavlova
  • Pawlowa
  • JC Williamson Firm
  • Geoffrey Ingram Ballet Archive

Subject keyword searches

  • Same as for personal name searches
  • Same as for title keyword searches
  • Ballet Australia History
  • Ballet companies Australia
  • Ballet dancers Australia

Other subject keyword

  • Same as for title keyword seaches

Access to Pavlova material in Australia on the Internet

Readers are directed to some other Australian electronic sources pertaining to Pavlova.

  • Australia Dancing: a web portal giving access to current and historical information about dance in Australia
  • Pavlova Collection: part of the Performing Arts Collection at the Arts Centre (Melbourne)

1st TOUR

March – 4th August 1926

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide

Personnel

Dancers – as listed in programmes

Ballerinas

Anderson, Burke, Crofton, D’Arcy, Dolamore, Elkington, Faucheux, Gervais, Mather,

Nichols, Nikitina, Thurza Rogers, Spencer, Muriel Stuart, Ward, White

Male dancers

Algeranoff, Ivan Clustine, Dolinoff, Domoslavski, A. Hitchins, Lascelles, Markovski, M. Pianowski, Sergeeff, Varjinski (Fr. Vaginski), Jan Zalewski

Dance staff

Ballet master – Ivan Clustine

Assistant ballet master – M. Pianowski

Music staff

Musical director / Conductor – Lucien Wurmser

Management

J.C. Williamson Ltd.

Magazine programmes

Melbourne and Sydney magazine programmes were published once or twice weekly however Melbourne issues were undated making dating of performances in this city imprecise. This means that the repertoire in the following table may not be in correct chronological order and newspaper reviews in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald were not checked for these facts.

Sydney issues were dated with two being published per week throughout the season. The change of programme was on Saturday which included all evening performances. The second issue contained Wednesday and Saturday matinees.

The newspaper reviews for the Brisbane performances are in The Courier Mail.

Adelaide issued only souvenir programmes which included dates. Several were issued covering matinees, evenings and final days. Any newspaper reviews of the performances would have been published in The Advertiser.

Program changes

Based on the 1929 tour, it is assumed that changes would be by the insertion of an errata slip glued over the appropriate program and day and not as separately issued cast lists.

Chronological list

Melbourne. 13th March --14th April

His Majesty’s Theatre

His Majesty’s magazine programme.

  • Each issue of magazine contains different ballet program
  • Cover photo of Pavlova as The Swan
  • Several ills. of Pavlova in various roles with or without Novikoff
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements

Undated program

The Fairy Doll – Fairy Doll

Chopiniana – Pavlova & Novikoff

Divertissements – Rhapsody ; The Swan ; Bolero ; Pas de Trios ; Spanish Dance ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Russian Dance

Undated program

Old Russian Folk Lore – Enchanted Bird Princess

Chopiniana – Pavlova

Divertissements -- Valse Sentimental ; The Swan; Czardaz ; Chinese Dance ; Gopack (Little Russian Dance) ; Greek Dance ; Gavotte Pavlova

Undated program

The Magic Flute

Snowflakes – Pavlova

Divertissements – Gopack (Little Russian Dance) ; Rondino - Pavlova ; Bow and Arrow ; Anitra’s Dance ; Gavotte Pavlova; Pastorale ; Pizzicato ; Christmas – Pavlova

Undated program

Flora’s Awakening – Flora

Old Russian Folk Lore

Divertissements – Valse Sentimental ; Syrian Dance – Pavlova ; En Sourdine ; Idyll ; Czardaz ; Les Ondines – Pavlova

Undated program

Amarilla – Amarilla

Walpurgis Nacht – Helen

Divertissements – Obertass (Polish Dance) ; Moment Musicale ; The Swan ; Holland Dance ; Voices of Spring ; Buffons ; Dance of the Hours – Pavlova

Undated program

Don Quixote – Kitry / Dulcinea

Divertissements – Mazurka ; The Swan ; Chinese Dance ; Greek Dance ; Warrior Dance ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Russian Dance – Pavlova

Sydney. 17th April – 20th May

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Anna Pavlova and her Ballet Russe : a season of fours weeks only commencing … April 17, 1926

· Flyer (1 folded sheet) advertisement with cover port. of Pavlova in The Dragon Fly

 

Her Majesty’s magazine.

  • Each issue contains different ballet program
  • Articles, ills. on Pavlova
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements
  • Cover includes Pavlova as The Swan
Undated program excerpts Ports. of Nina Kirsanova; Aubrey Hitchens; Pavlova; Pavola & Vladimiroff from JC Williamson Ltd magazine

Week commencing Saturday, April 17th

The Fairy Doll – Fairy Doll

Chopiniana – Pavlova

Divertissements – Rhapsody ; The Swan

; Bolero ; Pas de Trois ; Spanish Dance ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Russian Dance – Pavlova

Wednesday & Saturday matinee, April 21st & 24th

Polish Wedding

The Fairy Doll – Pavlova

Divertissements – Primavera ; The Swan

; Bolero ; Pas de Trois ; Spanish Dance ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Russian Dance – Pavlova

Week commencing April 27-May 4

Don Quixote - Kitry
Upadated program excerpt from unknown source

Week commencing Saturday, May 1st

The Magic Flute

Snowflakes – Pavlova

Divertissements – Primavera ; Rondino – Pavlova ; Bow and Arrow ; Anitra’s Dance ; Gavotte Pavlova ; Pastorale ; Idyll ; Christmas – Pavlova

Week commencing Saturday, May 8th

Dionysus – High Priestess

Autumn Leaves – Chrysanthemum

Divertissements – Mazurka ; Serenade – Pavlova ; Czardas ; Pizzicato ; Minuet ; Gopack ; Blue Danube ; Bacchanal – Pavlova

Friday 28th and  Saturday 29th June

Don Quixote – Kitry
Theatre Royal, Adelaide

Divertissements – The Magic Flute ; Snowflakes; Invitation to the Dance ; Autumn Leaves ; Visions ; The Fairy Doll ; Chopiniana ; Mexican Dances.

New Zealand tour 21st May – early July

Library does not hold programmes.

Brisbane. 12th – 20th July

His Majesty’s Theatre

His Majesty’s magazine programme.

  • Each issue of magazine contains different ballet program
  • Cover photo of Pavlova as The Swan
  • Several ills. of Pavlova in various roles with or without Novikoff
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements
Undated program

Polish Wedding

The Fairy Doll – Fairy Doll

Divertissements – Primavera ; The Swan ; Bolero ; Pas de Trois ; Spanish Dance ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Russian Dance

Sydney July
Undated program excerpt

Ports. of Pavlova; Ruth french; Vladimiroff from JC Williamson Ltd magazine

Sydney. Thursday afternoon, July 22nd

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Pavlova with J.C. Williamson Ltd – Matinee performance on behalf of Pavlova’s Home for Russian Children at St. Cloud, Paris and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney

Invitation to the Dance – Pavlova

Egyptian Ballet – Pavlova

Divertissements – Rhapsody ; Dragon Fly – Pavlova ; En Sourdine ; Anitra’s Dance ; Chinese Dance ; Gopack ; Dance of the Hours – Pavlova

Melbourne. 23rd July

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Farewell Charity Matinee : in aid of Pavlova’s home in Paris for Distressed Russian Children ; also the Melbourne Theatrical Charities

Divertissements – Mazurka ; Californian Poppy – Pavlova ; Pizzicato ; Anitra’s Dance ; Pastorale ; Serenade – Pavlova

Autumn Leaves – Chrysanthemum

Divertissements – Gopack ; Rondino – Pavlova ; Bolero ; Minuet ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Blue Danube Waltz ; Bacchanal – Pavlova

  • Cover has col. port. Pavlova signed Howard Harris, Sydney
  • Port. of Pavlova & Novikoff

Adelaide. 24th July – 4th August

Theatre Royal

Souvenir programme entitled Anna Pavlova.

  • All covers in gold with Pavlova as The Nymph
  • Each issue features a different ballet program
  • Ports. of Pavlova, principals
  • Summaries of stories included
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements

Ten nights’ season commencing Saturday July 24

Matinees – Wed. July 28th ; Sat. July 31st ; Wed. Aug. 4th

The Fairy Doll – Fairy Doll

Chopiniana – Pavlova

Divertissements – Rhapsody ; The Swan; Bolero ; Pas de Trois ; Spanish Dance ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Russian Dance – Pavlova

Third complete change of programme commencing July 31st

Last matinee – Wed. Aug. 4th

Amarilla – Amarilla

Egyptian Ballet – Pavlova

Divertissements – Obertass (Polish Dance) ; Bal Masque – Pavlova ; Moment Musicale ; Anitra’s Dance ; Voices of Spring ; Gopack ; Dance of the Hours – Pavlova

Last two nights, grand farewell programme, Tue. & Wed. Aug.3rd & 4th

The Polish Wedding

Invitation to the Dance – Pavlova

Autumn Leaves – Chrysanthemum

Divertissements – Mazurka ; Idyll ; Serenade – Pavlova ; Holland Dance ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Blue Danube Waltz ; Bacchanal – Pavlova

2ND TOUR

March – 20th July 1929

Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth

Personnel

Dancers – as listed in the programmes

Ballerinas

E. Anderson, L. Anderson, B. Burk, Crofton, D’Arcy, Dolomore, Elkington, Violet Faucheux, Ruth French, Gervis, Godfray, Nina Kirsanova, Kissanova, G. Mather, Nichols, N. Nikitina, G. Nordi, Theresa (or Thurza) Rogers, Spencer, Stuart, Tressahr, Ward, White

Male dancers

H. Algeranoff, E. Borowanski, Cessarski, M. Domoslavski, H. Helken, A. Hitchens, Lascelles, Markowski, Pianowski, Sari, Sergeef, T. Slavinski, Tanski, Vaginski, P. Vladimiroff, Winter, Zalewski

Dance Staff

Ballet master: Ivan Clustine

Assistant ballet master : M. Pianowski

Music staff

Musical director /conductor --Efrem Kurtz

Assistant musical director – Walford Hyden

Management

J.C. Williamson Ltd.

Magazine programmes

Brisbane issued only one souvenir programme which contained programs to all 12 performances. Changes were incorporated as errata slips glued over part or whole of the programme for the appropriate day.

For the Melbourne and Adelaide seasons it is assumed that several magazine programmes were issued featuring one or more performances.

For newspaper reviews of the Perth performances see The West Australian.

Chronological list

North Queensland towns, mid March –? March

Rockhampton

Mackay

Bundaberg

Chopiniana

The Swan

Bluebird pas de deux

  • No programmes held.
  • Source: Pask 1.

Brisbane. 30th March – 9th April *

New His Majesty’s Theatre

Souvenir Anna Pavlova, New His Majesty’s Theatre, Brisbane.

  • All performances issued in only this one program *
  • Ill. Of Pavlova as the Swan on cover set against floral scrollwork
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements

Saturday, 30th March *

Tuesday, 2nd April *

Don Quixote – Kitry / Dulcinea

Divertissements – Gopack ; Rondino – Pavlova ; Pierrot ; Holland Dance ; Spanish Dance ; Au Bal – Pavlova

Monday (Matinee & night), 1st April *

Egyptian Ballet

The Fairy Doll – Fairy Doll

Divertissements – Obertass (Polish Dance) ; Gavotte Pavlova ; Pas de Trois ; Czardaz ; Holland Dance ; Pizzicato ; Russian Dance – Pavlova

Wednesday matinee, 3rd April *

Visions. Program changed to Walpurgis Nacht

The Fairy Doll – Pavlova

Divertissements – Lezginka (Caucasian Dance) ; Californian Poppy – Pavlova ;

En Sourdine ; Czardaz ; Egyptian Dance ; The Bogyman ; Dance of the Hours – Pavlova

Wednesday night, 3rd April *

Egyptian Ballet. Program changed to Walpurgis Nacht

Amarilla –Amarilla

Divertissements – Mazurka ; The Swan ; Pas de Trois ; Spanish Dance ; Pas des Fleures ; Buffons ; Grand Pas Classique – Pavlova

Thursday, 4th April *

The Magic Flute

Snowflakes – Pavlova

Divertissements – Bohemian Dance ; Rondino - Pavlova ; Minuet ; Russian Dance ; Gavotte Pavlova ; Greek Dance ; Egyptian Dance ; Champions - Pavlova

Friday, 5th April *

Walpurgis Nacht

Chopiniana – Pavlova

Divertissements – Primavera ; Coqueterie de Colombine - Pavlova ; Holland Dance ; Polka Grotesque ; Blue Bird Pas de Deux ; Pizzicato ; Russian Dance – Pavlova

Saturday matinee, 6th April *

The Magic Flute

Snowflakes – Pavlova

Divertissements – Bohemian Dance ; Rondino - Pavlova ; Minuet ; Russian Dance ; Gavotte Pavlova ; Greek Dance ; Egyptian Dance ; Champions – Pavlova

Saturday night, 6th April *

Egyptian Ballet

La Fille Mal Garde – Lise

Divertissements – Obertass (Polish Dance) ; The Swan ; Minuet ; Dance Tzigane ; Pas des Fleures ; Champions – Pavlova

Monday, 8th April *

Giselle – Giselle.

Divertissements – Bohemian Dance ; Gavotte Pavlova ; Pastorale ; Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century) ; Polue Biza ; Orientale ; Grand Pas Hongrois Classique – Pavlova

· Entire program change. Performed program for 9th April.

Tuesday, 9th April *

The Fairy Doll – Fairy Doll

Autumn Leaves – Chrysanthemum

Divertissements – Lezginka (Caucasian Dance) ; Holland Dance ; The Swan ; Czardas ; Blue Bird Pas de Deux ; Spanish Dance ; Dance of the Hours – Pavlova

Sydney. 13th April – 22nd May

Theatre Royal

Ballets advertised for performance :

Amarilla, Autumn Leaves, Chopiniana, Don Quixote, Egyptian Ballet, Fairy Doll, La Fille Mal Gardee, Giselle, Invitation to the Dance, Magic Flute, Oriental Impressions, Romance of the Mummy, Snowflakes, Visions, Walpurgis Nacht

  • Source: J.C. Williamson theatre programme (Sydney, N.S.W.)
  • Glossy pp. of ports. of Pavlova, principals
  • Articles on Pavlova, music staff
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements

Melbourne. 25th May -

His Majesty’s Theatre

His Majesty’s Theatre magazine programme.

  • Several issues with different programs
  • Ports., articles on Pavlova
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements

Melbourne. Monday night, 24th June

A limited farewell season

Chopiniana

Divertissements I – Mazurka ; Coqueterie De Colombine-Pavlova ; Spanish Dance ; Blue Bird Pas De Deux ; Minuet ; Pas De Trois ; Gavotte Pavlova

Divertissements II – Gopak ; the Swan ; Pierrot ; Pizzicato ; Pastorale ; Polka Grotesque ; Egyptian Dance ; Grand Pas Kongrois Classique-Pavlova

· Cover features woman in 18th century costume with hat

Adelaide.

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal magazine programme.

  • Several issues with different programs
  • Cover features The Swan
  • Ports. of Pavlova and other artists
  • Each performance includes overture, ballets, divertissements

Adelaide. Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th June

Visions

La Fille Mal Gardee – Lise

Divertissements – Gopack ; The Swan ; Pas De Trois ; Pierrot ; Blue Bird Pas De Deux ; Spanish Dance ; Au Bal – Pavlova

Adelaide. Friday, 28th and Saturday night, 29th June

Don Quixote

Divertissements

· Source: Advertisement in program Wed. 26th & Thurs. 27th June

Adelaide. Saturday matinee, 29th June

Special children’s matinee

The Magic Flute

Snowflakes – Pavlova

Divertissements – Obertasse (Polish Dance) ; The Swan ; Voices of Spring ; Spanish Dance ; Pas Des Fleures ; Russian Dance – Pavlova

Adelaide. Monday, 1st July

The Magic Flute

Snowflakes

· Source: Advertisement in program Sat. mat. 29th June

Adelaide. Tuesday, 2nd July

Invitation to the Dance

Autumn Leaves

· Source: Advertisement in program Sat. mat. 29th June

Adelaide. Wednesday matinee, 3rd July

Visions

The Fairy Doll

· Source: Advertisement in program Sat. mat. 29th June

Wednesday night, 3rd July

Chopiniana

Mexican Dances

Divertissements

· Source: Advertisement in program Sat. mat. 29th June

Perth. 9th – 20th July

His Majesty’s Theatre

Library holds no programmes.

Repertoire in Australia

This is an alphabetical listing of Pavlova’s repertoire divided into ballets and divertissements with additional information identifying the composer, choreographer, scenery and costume designers, where this was given in the programs.

Each ballet or divertissement includes an annotation indicating which year or years the piece was performed providing some evidence of their popularity.

Performed tour 1 refers to 1926 tour.

Performed tour 2 refers to 1929 tour.

BALLETS

Amarilla
Ballet in one act
Music – A. Glazounoff ; R. Drigo
Choreography – Arranged by Ivan Clustine
Scenery and costumes -- Georges Barbier
Performed tours 1, 2

Autumn Leaves
Choreographic poem in one act
Music – F. Chopin
Choreography – A. Pavlova
Performed tours 1, 2

Chopiniana
Set of 9 dances – F. Chopin ; orchestrated A. Glazounoff
Choreography – Arranged Ivan Clustine
Scenery – Pazetti
Performed tours 1, 2

Dionysus
Ballet in one act and two scenes
Music – N. Tscherepnine
Choreography -- Arranged Ivan Clustine
Scenery – N. De Lipsky
Performed tours 1, 2

Don Quixote
Ballet in two acts and a prologue
Music – Ludwig Minkus
Choreography – Arranged Laurent Novikoff
Scenery – C. Korovine ; painted by C. Korovine and C. Allegri
Costumes – C. Korovine ; executed by Maison Weldy, Paris
Performed tours 1, 2

Egyptian Ballet
Music – Luigini / G. Verdi
Choreography -- Arranged Ivan Clustine
Scenery and costumes – B. Bilibine, N. Kirsanova. E. Borovansky
Performed tours 1, 2

The Fairy Doll (Die Puppensee)
Ballet in one act and two scenes
Music -- J. Bayer and others
Choreography – Arranged Ivan Clustine
Scenery and costumes – George Soudeikine
Scenery painted by O. Allegri
Performed tours 1, 2

La Fille Mal Gardee
Ballet in one act
Music – Hertel
Choreography – arr. Petipa
Scenery designed and painted – O. Allegi
Performed tour 2

Flora’s Awakening
Mythological ballet
Music – R. Drigo
Choreography – Marius Petipa ; arr. Ivan Clustine
Scenery and costumes – Rottenstein
Performed tour 1

Giselle
Ballet in two acts
Music – Adolphe Adam
Choreography – M. Petipa
Scenery – J. Urban
Performed tour 2

Invitation to the Dance
Music – C.M. von Weber
Choreography – Arranged Zaglich
Scenery designed and painted – Nicholas Benois
Costumes – Georges Barbier ; made by Maison Weldy, Paris
Performed tour 1

The Magic Flute
Ballet in one act
Music – R. Drigo
Choreography – Arranged Marius Petipa
Performed tours 1, 2

Old Russian Folk Lore
Ballet in one act
Music – N. Tscherepnine
Choreography – Arranged Laurent Novikoff
Scenery and costumes – Ivan Bilibine
Costumes executed by Alias & Co., London
Scenery painted by O. Allegri
Performed tour 1

Polish Wedding
Ballet in one act
Music -- Krupinski
Choreography – M. Pianowski
Scenery and costumes – Drabek
Performed tour 1

Romance of the Mummy
Performed tour 2
Snowflakes
Ballet in one act of two scenes based on snow scene in “The Nutcracker”
Music – P. Tschaikovsky from “The Nutcracker”
Choreography – Arranged Ivan Clustine
Scenery – J. Urban
Performed tours 1, 2

Visions
From the ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”
Music – P. Tchaikovsky
Choreography – Arranged Ivan Clustine
Scenery – Bardas
Performed tour 1

Walpurgis Nacht
Ballet in one act
Music – C. Gounod from “Faust”
Choreography – Arranged Ivan Clustine
Costumes – S. Oukrainsky
Scenery – Sime
Performed tours 1, 2

DIVERTISSEMENTS

Anitra’s Dance
Music – E. Grieg
Performed tour 1

Au Bal
Choreography -- Romanov
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Performed tour 2

Bal Masque
Music – Lucien Wurmser
Performed tour 1

Bacchanal
Music – A. Glazounoff
Choreography -- Mordkin
Performed tour 1

Blue Bird Pas De Deux
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Performed tour 2

Blue Danube Waltz
Music – Strauss
Performed tour 1

The Bogyman
Music – S. Prokovieff from his op.33
Choreography -- Arranged Terpie
Performed tour 2

Bohemian Dance
Music – Dargomijski
Performed tour 2

Bolero
Music – L. Minkus
Performed tour 1

Bow and Arrow
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Performed tour 1

Buffons
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Performed tours 1, 2

Californian Poppy
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Performed tours 1, 2

Champions
Music – Upland
Choreography -- Romanov
Performed tour 2

Chinese Dance
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Performed tour 1

Christmas
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Choreography – I. Clustine
Performed tour 1

Coqueterie de Colombine
Music – R. Drigo
Choreography – N. and S. Legat
Performed tour 2

Czardaz
Music – Grossman
Performed tours 1, 2

Dance of the Hours
Music – A. Ponchielli from “La Gioconda”
Performed tours 1, 2

Dance Tzigane
Music – Rachmaninov
Performed tour 2

Dragon Fly
Music – F. Kreisler
Performed tours 1, 2

Egyptian Dance
Music – Arenski
Performed tour 2

En Sourdine
Music – Telam
Performed tours 1, 2

Gavotte Pavlova
Music – Lincke
Performed tours 1, 2

Gopack (Little Russian Dance)
Music – Seroff
Performed tours 1, 2

Grand Pas Classique
Music – Deldevez
Choreography – Cecchetti, Shiryaev after Petipa
Performed tour 2

Grand Pas Hongrois Classique
Music – Glazunov
Performed tour 2

Greek Dance
Music – J. Brahms
Performed tours 1, 2

Holland Dance
Music – E. Grieg
Performed tours 1, 2

Idyll
Music – F. Chopin
Performed tour 1

Lezginka (Caucasian Dances)
Music -- Rubinstein
Performed tour 2

Mazurka
Music – M. Glinka
Performed tours 1, 2

Minuet
Music – I. Paderewski
Performed tours 1, 2

Moment Musicale
Music – F. Schubert
Performed tour 1

Obertass (Polish Dance)
Music – Lewandowski
Performed tours 1, 2

Les Ondines
Music – Catalani
Performed tour 1

Orientale
Music – Bakoleinikoff
Performed tour 2

Pas des Fleures
Music – C. Delibes
Performed tour 2

Pas de Trois
Music – Strauss
Performed tours 1, 2

Pastorale
Music – Strauss
Performed tours 1, 2

Pierrot
Music – A. Dvorak
Performed tour 2

Pizzicato
Music – Drigo
Performed tours 1, 2

Polue Biza
Note: Possibly incorrect title.
Music – P. Tschaikovsky
Performed tour 2

Polka Grotesque
Music – A. Borodin
Performed tour 2

Primavera
Music – Meyer-Helmuna
Performed tours 1, 2

Rhapsody
Music – F. Liszt
Performed tour 1

Rondino
Music – Beethoven ; Kreisler
Performed tours 1, 2

Russian Dance
From Act 3 “Swan Lake”
Music – Rubinstein / P. Tchaikovsky
Choreography – I. Clustine
Performed tours 1, 2

Scene Dansante (XVIIIth century)
Choreography – I. Clustine
Music – P. Tchaikovsky / L. Boccherini
Performed tours 1, 2

Serenade
Music – R. Drigo
Performed tour 1

Spanish Dance
Music – P. Tchaikovsky or Bizet
Performed tours 1, 2

Syrian Dance
Music – Saint-Saens
Performed tour 1

The Swan (Le Cygne)
Music – C. Saint-Saens
Choreography – Arranged M. Fokine
Performed tours 1, 2

Valse Sentimental
Music – F. Schubert
Performed tour 1

Voices of Spring
Music – Strauss
Performed tour 1

Warrior Dance
Music – C. Gluck
Performed tour 1

Bibliography

Monographs used in the compilation of this list.

Algeranoff, Harcourt. My years with Pavlova. Melbourne : W. Heinemann, 1957.
N 792.8092 PAV

Bremser, Martha (ed.). International dictionary of ballet. Detroit : St. James Press, 1993. v.2, pp. 1088-1092
YY 792.803 I61

Cargher, John. Opera and ballet in Australia. Stanmore, N.S.W. : Cassell Australia, 1977.
Nq+ 782.10994 C276

Pask, Edward H. Enter the colonies dancing : a history of dance in Australia, 1835-1940. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1979.
N+ 793.30994 P282

Potter, Michelle. A full house : the ESSO guide to the performing arts collections of the National Library of Australia. Canberra : the Library, 1991.
NLq 792.80280994 P868