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National Ballet of Canada [graphic material, textual record] 

Series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 20,000 photographs : b&w and col.
ca. 5 cm of textual records.
ca. 2 prints.

Scope and content

This series consists of all photographs that deal with the National Ballet of Canada. This includes images of company members during photo calls, dress rehearsals and performances. This series is comprised of scrapbooks filled with prints and contact sheets of company members in costume for several ballets, including: the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Giselle, and La Slyphide etc. In addition, the series contains photographs arranged by docket numbers of several different dress rehearsals and performances for a variety of ballets, publicity photo shoots, photographs of costume sketches, stage sets, orchestra etc. Some notable figures within this collection are Celia Franca (founder of the National Ballet of Canada), Lois Smith, Karen Kain, Betty Pope, and Rudolph Nureyev. (For more Celia Franca see also Famous People Players series.) This series includes exhibition prints which Ken Bell used for photographic competitions and/or exhibition purposes and booklets about the National Ballet.

Textual records
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

No restrictions on use

Ken Bell Fonds [multiple media] Box list outlines all Ken Bell material within the fonds, including content, dates, and extent. Available on the S:/ drive under Art & Photo / Photo Finding Aids / Bell, Ken / Ken Bell Box List. Paper copy also available in Art & Photo Library. FA-448 90 (Electronic)

Graphic (photo) This finding aid only pertains to the National Ballet of Canada. Box 1-Original envelopes, images and numerical series for photographs BA 1-0 to BA 9-89. This finding aid is stored in volume 46. Box 2-Original envelopes, images and numerical series for photographs BA 10-1 to BA/P-132. This finding aid is stored in volume 47. These finding aids are part of the collection and held within the vaults. FA-143 90 (Paper)