Kouznetsova, Raisse

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Kouznetsova, Raissa (Raya)
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Raisse Kouznetsova, whose real name was Raisse Hirsch, came to Australia in 1934 with the Dandre-Levitoff Russian Ballet, the company led by Olga Spessivtseva and Anatole Vilzak. She returned on the Monte Carlo Russian Ballet tour of 1936 to 1937 and that of the Covent Garden Russian Ballet between 1938 and 1939. At the end of the Covent Garden Russian Ballet tour she elected to remain in Australia along with two of her Polish compatriots, Valery Shaievsky and Edouard Sobichevsky. Following a tour to New Zealand the three Poles, with Kouznetsova as founder, established the Polish Australian Ballet. Kouznetsova choreographed some original works for this company and was the principal of the Polish Australian Ballet School in Sydney.

Around 1952 the company was renamed the Kousnetzova Ballet for which the ballerina staged the first complete 'Coppelia' in Australia and created new works, such as 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Les nuits des legumes' to be danced by her students.

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  1. Ballets Contemporains (Adelaide, S.A.)
    ... Kouznetsova, Raisse ... by Wilf Stevens, Raisse Kouznetsova and Zell Sanders after Ivanov and Petipa ... ), Les Sylphides (with Fokine choreography supervised by Raisse Kouznetsova ...
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  2. Polish Australian Ballet (1939-1952)
    ... Kouznetsova, Raisse ... Sydney. The dancers were Raisse Kousnetzova, Valeri Shavievsky and Edouard Sobichevsky, all formerly ... more formally established in 1943 by Kouznetsova (as founder) and her Polish compatriots, Shaevsky and ...
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  3. Golding, Lynne (1920-2008)
    ... Kouznetsova, Raisse ... Lynne Golding was trained in Sydney with Raisse Kouznetsova and Leon Kellaway ...
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  1. MUSIC AND DRAMA Final Performances Kirsova Ballet
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 20 March 1943 p 6 Article
    ... at a quarter to 5, when the Polish-Australian Ballet, headed by Raisse Kouznetsova, Vale ... 566 words
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  2. Music and the Drama
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Saturday 22 August 1936 p 20 Article
    ... as Helene Kirsova, Valentine Blinova,, Nina Raievska, Raisse Kouznetsova, Nina Tarakanova, and Leon ... 959 words
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  1. Portrait of Raisse Kouznetsova, 194 ...
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    Portrait of Raisse Kouznetsova, 1943 / Enid T. Dickson
  2. Edouard Borovansky as Girolamo with ...
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    Edouard Borovansky as Girolamo with (left to right) Irina Kosmovska, Raisse Kouznetsova and Irina Vassilieva in Francesca da Rimini, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo [2] Maurice Seymour, photographer
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    Edouard Borovansky as Girolamo with (left to right) Irina Vassilieva, Irina Kosmovska and Raisse Kouznetsova in Francesca da Rimini, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo [3] Maurice Seymour, photographer

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    Cendrillon (Australian context)
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    The Cinderella fairy tale has inspired many notable ballets. Michel Fokine's Cendrillon, based on the 1697 version of the tale ...

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    The Dandre-Levitoff Russian Ballet, which toured Australia from late 1934 to early 1935, was directed by Victor Dandre in conjunction with the impresario Alexander Levitoff. Dandre was Anna Pavlov...

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    Ballets Russes Australian tours (1936 - 1940)
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    A number of Ballets Russes companies were formed in the wake of the dissolution of Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russe following his death in 1929. Between 1936 and 1940 three of these companies visited...

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