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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.


Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor
Dudley Davies in Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor. Born in Springs, South Africa on February 7th, 1928 to Margaret and Ronald C. Davies. Died March 26th, 2014, Plano, Texas, United States of America.
Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor
Eleanore Laubscher in Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor. Choreography: Mikhail Fokin. Production: Cecily Robinson. Composer: Alexander Borodin. Design: Cooke/Jacobsen.
Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor
Pamela Chrimes in Prince Igor. Choreography: Mikhail Fokin. Production: Cecily Robinson. Composer: Alexander Borodin. Design: Cooke/Jacobsen.
Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor
Joan Bellairs in Prince Igor. Choreography: Mikhail Fokin. Production: Cecily Robinson. Composer: Alexander Borodin. Design: Cooke/Jacobsen.
Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor
Dudley Davies in Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor. Choreography: Mikhail Fokin. Production: Cecily Robinson. Composer: Alexander Borodin. Design: Cooke/Jacobsen.
Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor
Pamela Chrimes in Prince Igor. Choreography: Mikhail Fokin. Production: Cecily Robinson. Composer: Alexander Borodin. Design: Cooke/Jacobsen.
Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor
Pamela Chrimes (standing) and Joan Bellairs in Prince Igor. Choreography: Mikhail Fokin. Production: Cecily Robinson. Composer: Alexander Borodin. Design: Cooke/Jacobsen.
Preparing for performance
Little Theatre dressing room, 16 June 1953.
Preparing for performance
Little Theatre dressing room, 16 June 1953.
Rehearsal room in the old Hangar on Woolsack Road
A female member of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Ballet Company makes a cup of tea in the old Hangar on Woolsack Road, Rosebank.
Rehearsal room in the old Hangar on Woolsack Road
Looking through costumes in the dance studio rehearsal room in the old Hangar on Woolsack Road, Rosebank.
Sea Change
Jasmine Honoré as the young wife in Sea Change. Venue: 809 Commonwealth Building, Cape Town.
Sea Change
Jasmine Honoré, Chris van Niekerk in Sea Change. Venue: 809 Commonwealth Building, Cape Town.
Sea Change
Jasmine Honoré and Chris van Niekerk in Sea Change.
Sea Change
Jasmine Honoré as the young wife in Sea Change. Venue: 809 Commonwealth Building, Cape Town.
Sea Change
David Poole rehearsing Sea Change in Old Hangar on Woolsack Road, Rosebank.
Sea Change
Jasmine Honoré in Sea Change.
Sir Frederick Ashton
Portrait of Sir Frederick Ashton.
Sleeping Princess / Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Princess / Sleeping Beauty. Denise Schultze and Frank Staff. Venue: City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town.
Sleeping Princess / Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Princess / Sleeping Beauty. David Poole and Margaret Duckitt (alternate as leads). Venue: City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town.
Soul of Africa
Soul of Africa. Choreographer: Sonje Mayo. Male dancer: [first name unknown] Barnett.
Spanish Dance Recital
Jasmine Honoré in Spanish Dance Recital, 1947. Venue: 809 Commonwealth Building, Cape Town.
Spanish dancing demonstration
Demonstration of Spanish dancing. Venue: Little Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus.
Spanish dancing demonstration
Demonstration of Spanish dancing. Venue: Little Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus.
St Valentine's Night
St Valentine's Night. David Poole as Pierrot. Choreography and design: Dulcie Howes. Music: André Grétry and Felix Mottl. Venue: Little Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus.
Staff and students of the UCT School of Dance
Group photo of some of the staff and students of the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Dance. Staff members included here are, amongst others: Mavis Becker, Elizabeth Triegaardt, Dianne Cheesman, Lindy Raizenberg, Ally van Oordt and Dudley Thomlinson.
Students of the UCT School of Dance (?)
Students of the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Dance (?)
Students of the UCT School of Dance (?)
Students of the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Dance (?)
Students of the UCT School of Dance (?)
Students of the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Dance (?)
Students of the UCT School of Dance (?)
Students of the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Dance (?)
Summer Day
Desmond Doyle and Mavis Maastricht in Lou van Eyck's Summer Day.
Swan Lake
Swan Lake. Two ladies on right in white costumes, as seen in Acts 1 and 2. Venue: The old Hangar studio, Woolsack Road, Rosebank.
Swan Lake
Swan Lake. Peter Cazalet and Pamela Chrimes. Venue: City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town.
Sylvia
Sylvia, Act III. Sylvia's attendants: left to right: Veronica Paeper, Margaret Duckett, Penelope Hill, Janice Illingworth, Patricia Kay, Colleen Power. Music: Le?o Delibes. Choreography and production: David Poole. Design: A. and J. Pritchard. Date of first performance: 29 September 1961.
Sylvia
Sylvia. Patricia Miller as Sylvia and Basil Poole as Amyntas. Music: Le?o Delibes. Choreography and production: David Poole. Design: A. and J. Pritchard. Date of first performance: 29 September 1961. Venue: Cape Town City Hall.
Sylvia
Sylvia, Act I. Sylvia's attendants: standing: Colleen Power, Penelope Hill, Patricia Kay, kneeling: Janice Illingworth, Margaret Duckitt, Veronica Paeper. Music: Le?o Delibes. Choreography and production: David Poole. Design: A. and J. Pritchard. Date of first performance: 29 September 1961.
Sylvia
Sylvia. David Poole as Orion. Music: Le?o Delibes. Choreography and production: David Poole. Design: A. and J. Pritchard. Date of first performance: 29 September 1961. Venue: Cape Town City Hall.

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