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UCT School of Dance’s evolving archive houses thousands of photographs, recordings and other artefacts that capture the history of a school and company in motion since 1934.


"Why shouldn’t a South African National ballet go on tour after the war?"
"Why shouldn’t a South African National ballet go on tour after the war?" An article written by ballerina and founder of the Cape Town Ballet Club, Cecily Robinson, for The Outspan.
Alfred Rodrigues
Choreographer, Alfred Rodrigues.
Amor Eterno
Jasmine Honoré. Choreography: by Jasmine Honoré. Designer: John Dronsfield. 1949. Venue: 809 Commonwealth Building, Cape Town.
Ballet Blanc
Pupils of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Junior School in Ballet Blanc, a ballet choreographed by Miss Pamela Chrimes.
Ballet Blanc
Ballet Blanc. Pamela Chrimes (centre).
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast. Patricia Miller, Dudley Davis. Choreography: John Cranko. Production: David Poole. Music by Ravel. Design Bryan Bales. Venue: Little Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast. Patricia Miller, Dudley Davis. Choreography: John Cranko. Production: David Poole. Music by Ravel. Design Bryan Bales. Venue: Little Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast. Dudley Davis. Choreography: John Cranko. Production: David Poole. Music by Ravel. Design Bryan Bales. Venue: Little Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast. Patricia Miller, Dudley Davis. Choreography: John Cranko. Production: David Poole. Music by Ravel. Design Bryan Bales. Venue: Little Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole and Dominique Bouchet. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole. Venue: Cape Town City Hall.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. Anlenor Heinze and Hazel Clarkson. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. Anlenor Heinze, Richard Glasstone and Hazel Clarkson. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole as Leonardo. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole as Leonardo. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole, Anlenor Heinze, Trevor Dodd, Hazel Clarkson. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. Anlenor Heinze, Richard Glasstone, and Hazel Clarkson. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole as Leonardo. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. Patricia Miller, David Poole, Trevor Dodd. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole. Venue: Cape Town City Hall.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole and Patricia Miller. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole. Venue: Cape Town City Hall.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. Trevor Dodd, left, being carried. David Poole, right, being carried by Terence Etheridge on the left and Chris van Niekerk on the right. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole. Venue: Cape Town City Hall.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. Basil Poole and Wendy Woolf. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. Basil Poole and Wendy Woolf. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding. David Poole as Leonardo. Music: Wolfgang Fortner. Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues. Production: David Poole.
Building new UCT Ballet School premises
Building of the new University of Cape Town (UCT) Ballet School premises: the UCT Ballet School on Lower Campus. One more studio (known as Company studio), a wardrobe and a canteen added. Donor: Nicolas van der Merwe. Left to right: Izak Coetzee, [unidentified], Hugo Le Roux, [unidentified], David Poole walking past in the background.
Carmen
Rehearsing for Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Rehearsing for Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Rehearsing for Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Rehearsing for Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Rehearsing for Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Rehearsing for Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Carmen
Rehearsing for Carmen. Production: Kaleidoscope. Performed at the Baxter Theatre.

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