Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986

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Dates:
Birth 1909-04-09
Death 1986-09-28
Australians

Biographical notes:

Dancer, choreographer, and actor. Robert Helpmann was born in South Australia in 1909, and died at the age of 77 in 1986. He danced with Anna Pavlova during her Australian tour in 1926 before joining J.C. Williamson's company. He was premier danseur with Sadler's Wells 1933-1950. He produced several ballets, choreographed the ballet "Red Shoes", and created "The Display" for the Australian Ballet. He was artistic director of the Australian Ballet from 1965 to 1976.

From the description of The production of a ballet, Hamlet, circa 1942 [manuscript]. [ca. 1942] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 301793168

From the description of Papers of Robert Helpmann. 1933-1986. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225841728

Dancer, choreographer, and actor. Robert Helpmann was born in South Australia in 1909, and died at the age of 77 in 1986. He danced with Anna Pavlova during her Australian tour in 1926 before joining J.C. Williamson's company. He was premier danseur with Sadler's Wells 1933-1950. He produced several ballets, choreographed the ballet "Red shoes", and created "The Display" for the Australian Ballet. Helpmann was artistic director of the Australian Ballet from 1965 to 1976.

From the description of Letters of Robert Helpmann and others, 1959-1975 [manuscript]. [1959-1975] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 567910593

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Subjects:

  • Choreographers--Archives
  • Choreographers--Correspondence
  • Aboriginal Australians--Dance--Study and teaching
  • Ballet--Production and direction
  • Actors--Archives
  • Aboriginal Australian dance
  • Ballet dancers--Archives
  • Ballet dancers--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Choreographer
  • Ballet dancers
  • Actors
  • Artistic directors

Places:

  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)