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Full title: Ninette de Valois and the Vic-Wells Ballet.

Creator / Author: Kate Neatby / edited by Edwin Evans.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 46p

When Published: 1934

Publisher / Place of Publication: British-Continental Press / London.

About: This is book number 11 in the series called ‘The Artists of the Dance’. It tells the story of Ninette de Valois and the creation of the Vic-Wells Ballet from a marriage of the Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells companies. Ninette de Valois, later to become Dame Ninette de Valois and the founder of The Royal Ballet, London was one of the pre-eminent world figures of twentieth-century ballet.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Foreword / Lilian Baylis — Introduction — Before the Vic-Wells — Beginnings of  the Vic-Wells Ballet — The school of ballet — Miss de Valois as performer — Miss de Valois as producer and choreographer — [Productions] Job — La Création du Monde — The Foolish Virgins — The Scorpions of Ysit — The Haunted Ballroom — Douanes — Other Ballets — Bar Aux Folies-Bergere — Conclusion — Appendix.

WW Connection #1: Ninette de Valois (née Edris Stannus) was born at Baltyboys, Blessington, Co.Wicklow in 1898. The family moved to England in 1905.

Extra #1: includes photographs

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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