The Georgian State Dance Company was founded, as the Georgian State Dancers, by Nino Ramishvili and her husband Iliko Sukhishvili in 1945. Directed by its founders since its inception the company has toured to Australia regularly since their inaugural Australian tour in 1963.
Organisations involved in bringing the company to Australia for these tours include J. C. Williamson Ltd., Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, Edgley and Dawe, Edgley International, and Gosconcert Moscow.
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32.4 m. (173 boxes) + 43 fol. items Summary: Material relating to Edgley International productions. Primarily relates to the Moscow Circus, but also to ballet companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet, and Royal Ballet; other circuses such as Cirque du Soleil, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, the Great Circus Spectacular; the Man from Snowy River and Pharlap films; folk dance ensembles including Georgian State Dance Theatre, and numerous other stage, screen, sporting, dance and musical productions. Includes accounts and door takings; organisational information about travel, immigration and animal regulations; correspondence; programmes; scrapbooks; publicity material such as press packs and posters; scripts; screenplays; photographs; press cuttings; and a small amount of audiovisual material relating to Edgley history.
This collection of programs, flyers and promotional material relates to the company?s 1963, 1970, 1990 and 1999 Australian tours. Organisations involved in bringing the company to Australia for these tours include J. C. Williamson Ltd., Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, Edgley and Dawe, Edgley International, and Gosconcert Moscow.