Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986

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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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creatorOf Helpmann, Robert, 1909-1986. Papers of Robert Helpmann. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Nerina, Nadia,. Interview with Nadia Nerina. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert, 1909-1986. Correspondence. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert, 1909-1986. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn The Claudia Mair Williams Collection, 1958-1991 The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Museum
creatorOf Campbell, Louise. Papers, [1828?]-[1990?]. University of Queensland, UQ Library
referencedIn Salter, Elizabeth, 1918-1981. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986. Letter, 1966 Aug 9 [manuscript] : Her Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, to Mrs B.G. White. University of Queensland, UQ Library
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert Sir, 1909-1986. The production of a ballet, Hamlet, circa 1942 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Sir, Michael Redgrave, Archive, 1890-1996 V&A Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert, 1909-1986. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Helpmann, Robert, 1909-1986. Papers of Robert Helpmann. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert Sir, 1909-1986. Letter : Her Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, to Mrs B.G. White. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Jarrett, Pat (Patricia Irene Herschell), 1911-1991. Correspondence of Pat Jarrett. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Philip Gibbons collection of William Squire materials, 1937-1989 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn American Ballet Theatre records, 1936-ca. 1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993. Ballet in motion pictures. Don Quixote. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert Sir, 1909-1986. Letters of Robert Helpmann and others, 1959-1975 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Reynolds, Nancy,. Interview with Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-. Australian Ballet collection, [ca.1965-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Ramuz, C. F. (Charles Ferdinand), 1878-1947. The soldier's tale. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Somes, Michael, 1917-1994,. Interview with Michael Somes. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Katharine Hepburn papers, 1854-1997, 1928-1994 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Campbell, Louise, 1930-. Papers, 1920-1989 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003. Katharine Hepburn papers, 1854-1997 (bulk 1928-1994). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Australian Ballet. corporateBody
associatedWith Balanchine, George. person
correspondedWith Benthall, Michael person
associatedWith Campbell, Louise. person
associatedWith Campbell, Louise, 1930- person
correspondedWith Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972 person
associatedWith Claudia Mair Williams person
associatedWith Gibbons, Philip person
associatedWith Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 person
correspondedWith Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003. person
correspondedWith Jarrett, Pat (Patricia Irene Herschell), 1911-1991. person
associatedWith Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967. person
associatedWith London. Old Vic Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Markova, Alicia, 1910- person
associatedWith Nerina, Nadia, person
associatedWith Old Vic Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989. person
associatedWith Ramuz, C. F. (Charles Ferdinand), 1878-1947. person
correspondedWith Redgrave, Michael person
associatedWith Sadler's Wells Ballet. corporateBody
associatedWith Salter, Elizabeth, 1918-1981. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Somes, Michael, 1917-1994, person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith White, Amy. person
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Australia
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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
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Choreographer
Ballet dancers
Actors
Artistic directors
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Birth 1909-04-09

Death 1986-09-28

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