out of Darkness: and annotated bibliography of dance-related materials held in
institutions in Sydney, Australia. Prepared by Lynn Fisher. University of
Australian ballet and modern
dance. Rev. edition.
Sydney, Lansdowne Press, 1981. 168p, illus. A photographic study of
Australian dance in the 1970s. First
published by Ure Smith in 1976.
Hall, Hugh P.
Ballet in Australia from Pavlova
to Rambert: photographs and commentary. Melbourne, Georgian House, 1948.
211p., illus. A photographic record of ballet in Australia from 1926 to 1948. A large proportion of the book is devoted to the companies brought to
Australia by Col. W. De Basil, 1936-1940 and includes a full list of each
company's repertoire. The National Library of Australian acquired the Hugh P Hall collection of
photographs (See articles by Lee Chistofis and John Thomson in National
Library of Australia News October 2007, pages 3-7).
Laughlin, P J.
a brilliance all her own. South
Yarra, Victoria: Quartet Books, 1978. 127p., illus. Marilyn Jones achieved
distinction as one of Australia's finest ballerinas. This biography traces her dancing career with the Borovansky
Ballet, the Australian Ballet and a number of foreign companies.
Lisner, C M.
Ballet, twenty-one years. St
Lucia, Q., University of Queensland Press, 1983. 143p, illus. A history and
assessment of Australia’s national ballet company, 1962-1983. Includes a chronology, lists of repertoire, principal artists
arid guest artists. Copiously illustrated, many in colour.
Lisner, C M.
My journey through dance. St Lucia, Qld, University of Queensland Press, 1979. 191 p., illus.
Deals particularly with Lisner's pioneering work with the Queensland Ballet
Luminous: Celebrating 50 years of the Australian Ballet:
edited by Kate Scott and Lorelei Vashti ; picture research Jo Sapir and Jasmin
Tulk ; art direction & design by 3 Deep Design]. Southbank, Vic: The
Australian Ballet, 2011
Pask, E H.
Ballet in Australia: the second
act.1940-1980. Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1982. 317p, illus.
Pask, E H.
Enter the colonies, dancing: a
history of dance in Australia, 1835-1940.
Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1979. 188 p., illus. The two
volumes by Edward Pask provide a detailed history of theatrical dancing in
Australia, particularly classical ballet arid modern dance. Copiously illustrated and each volume has a full chronology.
Helpmann: the authorised
biography of Sir Robert Helpmann CBE.
Brighton, Eng., Angus & Robertson, 1978. 247 P., illus. The life of
Australia’s internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, actor and
director - a career which included artistic directorship of the Australian
Ballet in the 1960s and 1970s.
Borovansky: the man who made
Australian ballet. Sydney,
Wildcat Press, 1980. 216 p., illus. A biography of Edouard Borovansky whose
vigorous promotion of ballet in Australia during the 1940s and 1950s with the
Borovansky Ballet laid the foundations for the establishment of the Australian