Canadian Ballet Festival Program, 1949

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Program for the second Canadian Ballet Festival, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, 1949.
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cAnADl An BALLET FESTIVAL 1 1 9 4 9 PARTICIPATING GROUPS Ballet Club of Toronto The Hamilton Ballet Mildred Wickson Ballet, Toronto Neo-Dance Theatre, Toronto The Ottawa Ballet Panto-Pacifi.c Ballet, Vancouver Ruth Sorel Ballet, Montreal Toronto Ballet Volkoff Canadian Ballet, Toronto The Winnipeg Ballet Conductors: Samuel HERSENHOREN Paul SCHERMAN ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th I 9 4 9 Me mbers of the VOLKOFF CANADIAN BALLET in d ress re h e ars a l for " Sur Les Pointes." Photo-Nation al Film Board. Boms VOLKOFF - CANADIAN BALLET NOW BOOKING - SEASON 1949-1950 Concert and entertainment programmes in great variety now available for Club Banquets, Conventions, etc . • Boris Volkoff School of the Dance BALLET - POINTE WORK - CHARACTER - PLASTIQUE Classes for Children and Adults - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Assistants: JANET BALDWIN WENDY CANETTA RUTH CARSE NATALIA BUTKO MARY MacMILLAN New Closs will be formed in the Modern Dance - La.ban, Wigman Method Und er the direction of Jone Kvietys Principal, BORIS VOLKOFF Secretary, SYDNEY VOUSDEN KI. 2918 782 Yonge Street GREETINGS I I I S THOUSANDS of happy people gather in our city for the Canadian Ballet Festival, we of Toronto bid you· welcome Perhaps it is well to restate the aims and purposes of the Festival. To present and encourage the work of Canadian dancers across the Dominion - create public interest of Canadians in Canadian Art - to help to prepare a professional field for Canadians enabling them eventual1y to earn their livelihood in their own country. But over and above these is the allembracing purpose - to make our contribution to the world's thirst for beauty, happiness and understanding - to re-awaken in the hearts of wearying man an appreciation of art - man may speak to man, so understand each other, and raise himself to a finer understanding of a richer heritage. A We wish to thank all who are taking part in the Festival. We wish to acknowl,edge our indebtedness and. e~~~ our sincere appreciation to all those who have so generously contri. . buted in time, money and services toward maki~g .t he .F.esti:val possible. '~ '}•·• · ,' Canadian Ballet Festival Committee · 1949 ' . EATON'S Music of the Ballet yours to enjoy on R.C.A. VICTOR RECORDS Just a few of the splendid selection of Ballet music recordings available at Eaton's on Victor Records a "must" in every well-appointed collection. LeBeau Danube - by London Philharmonic Orchestr a. Three records a:nd albumn - Victor DM 414 .................... 5.50 LaBoutique Fantasque--by London Philharmonic Orchestra. Three records and album - Victor DM 415 ........................ 5.50 Gayne - by Boston "Pops" Orchestra. Two records and album - Victor DM 1212 ...................... 4.00 Nutcracker Suite - by Philadelphia Orchestra. Three records and album - Victor DM 1020 .................... 5.50 Prince Igor - by Philadelphia Orchestra. Two records and album - Victor DM 499 ........................ 4.00 Scheherazade - by San Francisco Orchestra. Five rceords and album - Victor DM 920 ........................ 8.5-0 Sleeping Beauty - by Leopold Stokowski and his Orchestr a . Six records and album DM 1205 .......................................... 8.50 Swan Lake Ballet - by St. Louis Symphony Orchestr a. Five records and album DM Vietor 1028 ............................ 8.50 Les Sylphedes - by Boston "Pop" Orchestra. Three recor ds and album - Victor DM 1119 .................. 5.50 Record Departments - PHONE TR. 5111 EATON'S MAIN STORE - Fifth Floor EATON'S COLLEGE ST. - Main Floor THE CANADIAN BALLET FESTIVAL ~ HONORA·RY PATRONS His Excellency the Governor General of Canada and Her Excellency the Viscountess Alexander of Tunis • His Honor the Lieuten~nt Governor of Ontario and Mrs. Ray Lawson • His Honor the Prime Minister of Ontario and Mrs. T. L. Kennedy • His Worship the Mayor of Toronto and Mrs. H. C. McCallum PATRONS Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Althouse Mrs. Edmund Boyd Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bickle Col. and Mrs. A. L. Bishop Mrs. M. G. Counsell Mr. and Mrs. Floyd S. Chalmers Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Duncan Col. and Mrs. George A. Drew Mr. and Mrs. John David Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Egmont L. Frankel Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Goldring Mr. and Mrs. John Harper Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jennings Brig. and Mrs. Ian Johnston Dr. Edward Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Bruce King Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Laidlaw Hon. and Mrs. J. Earl Lawson Sir Ernest and Lady MacMillan Mr. and Mrs. Ettore Mazzoleni Mr. and Mrs. Napier Moore Dr. and Mrs. William Magner Mr. and Mrs. George McCullagh Miss Isabel McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Maasey Mrs. Arnold C. Matthews Mr. Fred R. MacKelcan Mrs. Clara F. McEachren The Hon. Dana and Mrs. Porter Dr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Smith Col. and Mrs. Clifford Sifton Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler C. Snively Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn Taylor Mr. and Mrs. J. S. D. Tory Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Van Valkenburg Mr. W. G. Watson Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Wilson TORONTO ORGANIZATION TRUSTEES KENNETH F. MACKENZIE, K.C., Chairman MARTIN BALDWIN, ESQ. MRS. BURNS PLEWES R. W . FINLAYSON. ESQ. MRS. J. D. WOODS GEORGE H . HEES, ESQ. J . A. WHITMORE, ESQ. • Honorary President LADY KEMP • Honorary Chairman HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR OF TORONTO H. C. McCALLUM President and Chairman B . M . SPARLING, D .O. MRS. H . E. RANSOM, Secretary Z . R . B. LASH, Honorary Counsel H. P. VAN GELDER, ESQ., Treasurer HARRY WARLOW, Festival Manager • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE JOHN M . INNES, M.B.E . MRS. BORIS VOLKOFF L . L . L. GOLDEN, ESQ. MISS MILDRED WICKSON H. EDWARD RANSOM, ESQ. JAMES D. PAPE, ESQ. • SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN Funds Programme Billeting B. H. PICKARD, ESQ. JAMES D . PAPEi ESQ. MRS. F. J. MALLETT Publicity Tickets MRS. ROSS CAMERON MRS. GAVIN HENDERSON Music MISS MARGARET CLEMENS Wardrobe Theatre Programme MRS. J.B. STEWART FRANK E. SECORD, ESQ. JOHN cl ortltwav eosON BEFORE and alter the Easter Parade Look your loveliest in a '' ~.Jtom » leign . I '' PERFECTION IN SUITS AND COATS Exclusive with NORTHWAY ' S Toronto Stratford - Hamilton - Chatham - Brantford - Orillia Our Distinguished Conductors SAMUEL HERSENHOREN The name of Samuel Hersenhoren is well - known to every concert - goer and radio-listener in Canada, for he has taken a leading part in the musical life of this country for the past twenty years. Born in Toronto, educated in Europe, he became a member of the violin section of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; and, since he turned to the wider field of conducting, his ability and musicianship have brought him wide recognition and many interesting assignments. His services as musical director for radio programs are much in demand with both the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and commercial sponsors; "Strings for Sunday" and "The Wayne and Shuster Show" are two of the broadcasts presently batoned by this busy conductor. He is founder and director of The New World Orchestra, a small but vigorous ensemble which plays concerts in towns and cities throughout Ontario. Mr. Hersenhoren will be guest conductor for the "Pops" Concert on Friday evening of this week. PAUL SCHERMAN Paul Scherman, brilliant young Toronto violinist, is one of Canada's best known musicians and a conductor of exceptional ability. As Asst. Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, he has had the direction of the majority of Pops Concerts and taken over the regular Symphony Concerts on several occasions for Sir Ernest MacMillan. Maestro for the Northern Electric Hour (Mondays, 8 p .m.), one of the most outstanding series heard over the C.B.C. network. Scherman's leadership, almost from its inception, and his carefully varied and well-balanced programmes account for its wide popularity. A member of the violin section with the T.3.0. since the age of fifteen, and associated with radio from its beginning, Paul 9cherman holds an enviable place in the musical circle of our city. His sincere interest in the work of Canadian composers has brought increased popularity to his Pops presentations. BALLET PANORAMA By Arnold Haskell The best concise survey there is of the origins and development of the Ballet in Europe and America. 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Eminent dance critic Anatole Chujoy of "Dance News", New York, travelled to Toronto to see the company perform, found it "highly professional" despite the fact that most of the company had to earn their living during the day and perform at night and on week-ends. Dancers have come to Volkoff from all over Canada to become members of his group. Boris Volkoff has worked on persistently in his endeavour to develop a self-sustaining company capable of travelling through the country and giving performances that would prove that in the dance sphere at least Canada has come of age. This year, as the company enters its second decade, Volkoff's dream seems to be materializing. A Toronto popularity makes it possible for him to put on numerous performances there during the season and yet draw heavy crowds for his annual appearance at the summer Promenade Concerts. Since the formation of the Volkoff Ballet almost the whole personnel has changed twice; the company has given over one hundred public performances using a high standard of talent in music, design and stagecraft, Famous orchestra conductors have been associated with the Volkoff Ballet; Sir Ernest MacMillan, Ettore Mazzoleni, Caesare Borre, Reginald Stewart, Antal Dorati, Franz Allers and Frieder Weisman to mention a few. As it is still difficult for dancers to earn a livelihood from performances in Canada many experienced dancers have been lost to professional fields in the United States and England. Members of the Volkoff Canadian Ballet are proud to have carried on the pioneer spirit of the original group. Boris Volkoff's fine imaginative choreography has given his group a repertoire of Ballets both gay and serious, ranging from the purely classical to demi-character and national dancing. THE TORONTO BALLET The Toronto Ballet, organized four years ago, under the direction of Rita Warne, gives two regular performances a year and fulfills many other engagements. The company has achieved originality in its presentations, and this year Mr. Edward Vidal composed an original musical score for "The Littlest Cupid." A year ago a Ballet was done to mediaeval organ music. Rita Warne does the choreography. Sets and costumes are created at the studio by Aylmer MacDonald. The site of a Summer Ballet Camp has been purchased in the Algonquin Park Area, and building is begun. ''CHEZ MADAME'' INDIVIDUALITY Q UR KEYNOTE * Day-Time, Semi and Formal Dresses Travel, Sports and Dress Coats * Our New Location 242 BLOOR STREET WEST (At Bedford Road) Phone Klngsdale 1313 * Books for Ballet Lovers BALLET IN AMERICA By Geor~e Amberg. This is the first comprehensive story of ballet in America. 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In 1936 his ambitions were first crowned with the success so highly deserved, when the Boris Volkoff group of 15 dancers were chosen to represent Canada at the Olympic Dance Festival in Berlin. The Olympic success encouraged further developments at home and in 1938 Boris organized the first Canadian Ballet. The Volkoff Concert groups are well known for the excellence of their performances, as guest artists with the Symphony "Pops" concerts, Massey Hall, Royal Alexandra and Eaton Auditorium presentations. During the war years he gave unstintingly for the services and numerous charity entertainments. In 1932 Boris was sought as choreographer for the Toronto Skating Club Carnival and in 1939 he designed the first ice ballet for that outstanding organization, first of its kind in the world, and for 9 consecutive years he has produced and directed their ice ballets. Ice ballet caught on and has invaded the movies and arenas of the entire continent. Apart from direct ballet instruction he has had a great influence on the city's cultural life. Prior to Boris' arrival in Toronto, ballet was little appreciated and its artists almost literally unknown. Today a Volkoff Canadian Ballet appearal'lce can pack any large theatre and as a result ballet has a knowledgable and flattering following. Touring companies are impressed with our appreciative Canadian audiences thanks to Boris Volkoff and his pioneering. The Canadian Ballet Festival itself is the realization of a dream and its accomplishment owes much to Boris Volkoff and his hard working and enthusiastic students. JOAN RIGBY SUITS DRESSES TWEEDS ACCESSORIES COATS • 54 Bloor Street West TORONTO CANADA :Midway 4969 COAST-To COAST ... E ·x cLusrvE Bv MAIL AT SIMPSON'S \ BY TWO INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN BAL1!ET SHOE - MAKERS . . . LA MENDOLA, NEW YORK, AND . E. • GANDOLFI, LONDON, ENGLAND . Lo Mendolo, New York-exclusive makers for Rodio City Music Hall <.md the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. E. Gandolfi, London -suppliers to the Royal Academy of Dancing, In <iddition, Simpson's offers a wide selection of Canadian shoei, for class and professional dancing. Sl':ND ORDERS TO TORONTO, HALI.FAX, REGINA, VANCOUVER THE BALLET CLUB (Academy ol Ballet) The Ballet Club was founded in 1943, in order that people who are interested in ballet as an art might gather together and learn more about it. The Ballet Club meets regularly each month for lectures, demonstrations, and dance programs held at the Academy of Ballet. Anton Dolin is honorary president of the club, and Bettina Byers is president and director. Honorary members include, Alicia Markova, Irina Baronova, Tamara Toumanova, Mia Slavenska, David Tihmar and the late Elissa Landi. The Ballet Club Dance Group give at least one public performance a season besides their monthly demonstrations and have given several performances in Galt and Kingston. Bettina Byers, A.R.A.D. et A.T.C ., director of the group, received her training from Allison Sutcliffe in Toronto and in London England, and is well known to Toronto audiences as a dancer of exceptional merit. She is also an excellent choreographer and has produced many original and popular ballets which include, "Jabberwocky" to original music by Dr. Graham George; "The French Suite" based on music by Bach; the original Classical Ballet, "Ecole de la Danse" lo Prokofieff's Classical Symphony, and "In Olde Cypress", to music of Schubert. The dance group is comprised of students who have a professional career in mind, teachers of ballet, and others who just love to dance as a recreation. Most of the members follow their director to Queen's University each July and August to the Fine Arts Summer Course, where Miss Byers and Miss Haskins teach a full time course in Ballet. There are usually two or three performances here during the summer and always one with full symphony orchestra. Arnott Mader, a promising and popular young member of the group, last year won a scholarship to the Queen's Summer Course for his outstanding work. Another member of the group, Ralph Slee,. has designed and constructed settings for the ballets and also does the lighting. Georgina Galloway, Diane Forhan and Norma Findlay are well known to Toronto audiences and will dance leading roles in "Tayle of Olde Cypress". The majority of the group are senior members of the Royal Academy of Dancing, London, England and have successfully tried advanced examinations. ~&th• The Little Shop with the Bi• V•rl.t7 * For the Rare • • • and Unusual From 50c to $1.000 • FINE SILVER • SHEFFIELD PLATE • PEWTER • ENGLISH BONE CHINA • ENGLISH BAGS WALLETS, PURSES • FINE PAINTINGS • POTTERY • VICTORIAN LUSTRES • BRISTOL GLASS * 103 Bloor Street W. Kl. 9541 RUTH SOREL BALLET Miss Ruth Sorel, famous European dancer, established her Ballet School in Montreal upon coming to Canada in 1944. 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After touring Europe with the Mary Wigman group, Miss Sorel became soloist at the Opera at Berlin, under the musical direction of Bruno Walter. In 1933, Miss Sorel left Germany for Poland, where upon winning first prize in the International Solo Dance Competition, she toured Poland, Sweden, · France, Egypt, and in 1935, gave a series of solo recitals in New York. Returning to Poland, she opened a School of Dance which was to bring further success until terminated by the war. NEO-DANCE THEATRE-This group is made up of University students, art students, teachers, housewives and school children. They have varied dance experience, several having studied in New York. All of them hope to dance professionally. The serious dedication of Cynthia Barrett's students is an inspiration to all young Canadian artists. One student has twice postponed her marriage in order to give her time to the almost nightly rehearsals. Another is fortifying her ability against the day when she plans to go to the new State of Israel, there to practice the art of modern dance and help that country to build its cultural life. Cynthia Barrett-Director and choreographer of "Song of David" ballet, has studied since childhood under world-renowned teachers all forms of dance, including the experience of dancing on Broadway. Out of this varied and extensive training, Miss Barrett has developed her own distinctive style. Toronto's critics have enthusiastically hailed her work. Cynthia Barrett has a particular flair and interest in exploring Canadian themes. Among her works which have won acclaim are a series of Eskimo dancesusing authentic music and folk lore and a series of dances based on historical Canadian themes. For Ballet Lovers H.M.V. RECORDINGS DAPHNIS AND CHLOE - ** SUITE No. 2 (Ravel) Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra ....... ........................... ......... $4.00 RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI (Rachzmminoff) Artur Rubinstein with Susskind and the Philharmonia Orchestra ... ... ..... ..... a.oD THE GOOD HUMOURED LADIES - BALLET (Scarlatti-Tgrnmmiini) Eugene Goossens and the London Philharmonic Orchestra ... .... ... ....... ... ........ LE BEAU DANUBE - 3.m BALLET (Strauss) Antel Dora ti and the London Philharmonic Orchestra .... ...... ... ... ...... .. .............. UO BALLET SUITE Eugen• Goossen■ CARNAVAL, OP. 9 (Schumann) and the London Philharmonic Orcheatra ........ .. ....... .. ...... . '-"' THEME AND VARIATIONS FROM SUITE No. 3 (Tchaikovsky) Dr. S~•nt and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra .... ............... ... ...... ...... '-50 But a Few Suggestions from Our Large VICTOR Stock • Promenade Musiu Centre VICTOR RADIOS VICTROIAS 83 BLOOR STREET WEST OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. EVERY DAT Midway 2437 1949 THE CANADIAN I THURSDAY EVD Conductor: P1 Fire Notice-Look around now and choose the nearest Exit to your seat. In case of fire walk (not run) to that Exit. Do not try to beat your neighbour to the street. It is prohibited by law to light matches in this theatre. For the safety of all, this law MUST be obeyed. GOD SAVE THE KING I RUTH SOREL BALLET presents "SHAKESPEAREAN SHADOWS" (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Choreography by Ruth Sorel Settings and Costumes by Mstislav V. Dobujinsky Book by Michel Choromanski Pianist: Edna Marie HAWKIN Pavane (Ravel): Jacqueline Boisvert, Yves Chatel, D'A.,jou, Michele Gervais, David Haber, John Kelly, Gail McEachem, Gilles Villandre, Roslyn Walker, Ruth Sorel, Andree Millaire. Lady Macbeth (Lewandowski)-Ruth Sorel. Witches: Pauline Rheault, Jacqueline Boisvert, Michele Gervais. Puck (DebuBSy)-Andree Millaire, Jacqueline Boisvert, Carmencita Gallagher, Joan Stirling, Pauline Rheault, Michele Gervais. Ophelia (Faure)-Ruth Sorel. Trees-Jacqueline Boisvert, Andree Millaire. Shadows (Medtner)-Jacqueline Boisvert, Michele Gervais, Andree Millaire, Carmencita Gallagher. l f Costumes for Madame Sorel executed by d' Anjou. II HAMILTON BALLET COMPANY presents "SUITE CLASSIQUE" Music by Anton Aren■ky Orchestral Arrangement by Reginald Bedford and Roy Taylor Pianist: Jame■ F. Pottruff Choreography by Nancy Campbell Costume ■ by Dorothy Stock Garside Executed by Ellen Gardner The music for thi11 ballet was originally written as a S~ite for Two Piano■ by Anton Arensky. The orchestration was made by Reginald Bedford and Roy Taylor. The suite is comprised of three movements with contrasting rythmn and aspect, very adaptable to the ballet. The romance, which opens the suite, has alternating allegretto and adagio themes, creating a romantic setting. • . The waltz, which follows, the best known movement of the suite, is presented as a Pas de deux. The polonaise, the third movement, with its strong rythmic pulse, provides a fitting climax to the ballet. (a) Adagio (b) Pas de deux ( c) Polonaise Edythe Dunne!! Alex Gaureletz Marion Alder Audrey Davidson Glady■ Polow■ki Dorothy Simms Freddie Mattuiz Joseph Vetesl Michael Zabolotney III THE MILDRED WICKSON BALLET presents "THE SHOES THAT DANCED" Music arranged by ELIZABETH MACKAY Orchestration by OSKAR MORAWETZ Choreography by MILD~ED WICKSON Music by DVORAK Costumes designed by JAMES PAPE and made by VIVIEN KEOGH Pianist: ELIZABETH MACKAY Lighting by RAI PURDY This i■ the ■tory of a king who had eight beautiful daughters. They were beautiful and good but mysterious, too, for every day they wore their shoes to tatters; and no one could understand why. The king had to buy each of them a new pair every day. In despair, he offered a reward. Any man who could find out what had bewitched the shoes, might marry whichever princess he chose. A poor but brave young soldier who had fallen in love with the eldest princess determined to win Ii ' BALLET FESTIVAL VENJNG, MARCH 3rd - - - 1949 :or: Paul SCHERMAN the reward. A fairy whom he had once befriended, lent him a cloak of invisibility and, concealed in thia he saw the princesses jump from their beds at midnight a.nd vanish down a. secret passage. . The soldier followed them till they to the shores of a.n enchanted lake. Here they were met by eight princes who danced with them the whole night through until their shoes were in ta.tiers. In the morning the soldier toTd the king what he had seen and showed him the branch of a. magic tr1:e. t_o prove he had been in fairyland. The soldier and the eldest princess were married amid great re101cmg. Act !-The Morning Room in the Palace. Act 2-Scene 1 The Princesses' Bedroom. Scene 2 Outside the Bedroom. Scene 3 The Bedroom. Scene 4 G oing lo the Party. Scene 5 The Enchanted Lake. Scene 6 Going Home from the Party. Scene 7 Outside the Bedroom. I Act 3-The King's Study, the next morning. Princesses (starting with the eldest) KATHARINE STEWART, Lillian Jarvis, Nora Roger, Brigida Magner, Joan Kean, Nancy Chisholm, Greta Jacobsen, Ann Coleman King . . ... ... LONNIE COTHRON Nurse ........................ .................................. .. .. MARY HELEN NOONAN Chives (Simply a Servant) .. .. ........................ BRIGIDA MAGNER Soldier .......................................... ... .... .... .. CHARLES ROGER Fairy ................... .. .. ... .... ..... . ............. ... . .... SALLY MAYE NOONAN Princes . .......... .. Patty Brown, Ann Jeffrey, Sheila Catto, Shirley Brigden,Sally Maye Noonan, Mary Littlejohn, Florence Wyman, Jean Anderson INTERMISSION IV THE BALLET CLUB OF TORONTO (Academy of Ballet) presents "A TAYLE OF OLDE CYPRESS" Choreography by BETTINA BYERS Music by SCHUBERT Pianist: Edna Marie Hawkin I f "A Tayle of Olde Cypress" is a demi-character ballet, in the style of the sixteenth century, to an arrangement of Schubert's music. The setting is the Royal Palace in Olde Cypress, and concerns a doting elderly monarch and his four beautiful, but bored, young daughters for whom he is trying to arrange suitable marriages. Four charming princes from foreign countries arrive on a diplomatic visit, and the king, of course, is delighted and immediately introduces them to his daughters. When each prince is captivated by the charms of his chosen partner and asks for her hand in marriage, royal consent and blessings are readily forthcoming and everyone lives happily ever after. CAST King .... ....................... .. Dick W e■tlalte Queen . .... ........ .... .. ... .. ... . . ......... ................................. .... ....... .. Marjorie Haskins Pages . ........ .... .......... . .. .......... . ..... .... ... .... .. . ....... .. . ... .. Sonia Williams, Oldyna Maruszewska Ladies-in-waiting ........................ ...... ......................... Jean Quick, Anne Stagg, Martha Clarke, Louise de Camp PrlnceHea ............................ GEORGINA GALLAWAY, DIANE FORHAN, NORMA FINDLAY, JANINE LALONDE Princes ... .............. .. .................. ARNOTT MADER, JACK ANDERSON, RALPH SLEE, JOHN MAHONEY Dancers .......................................................... ..... .. ............ Christina Early, Judie Colpman V HA MILTON BALLET COMPANY presents "CAMPUS LOVE" A Modern Ballet in One Act Music by Muriel Pollock and Ben Oakland Orchestral Arrangement by James Guthro Pian~st: James F. Pottruff Choreography by Nancy Campbell Costumes by Duart Stadelman Executed by Helen Monty and Dorothy Riehl Scenery by Madeline Francis and Vincent Francis Scene is set in Tuck Shop on College Campus; opens with proprietor behind counter reading daily news. Waitress is busily polishing glasses; young artist enters, waves goodbye to the model he has just left. He puts the finishing touches on his painting and as he sits down three college girls enter and sit at counter. They are followed by college boys who playfully tease the girls and make fun of the artist. The vivacious and popular girl enters, paying slight attention to boys present. The intellectual girl, the artists model comes in and dances with the artist. Cheer leader■ carry on college pennant, held high to signal the news that Do-Leu College haa won the final game . All are in high glee aa football hero, preceded by h is hero-worshipping companion, appear. Th• girls vie for his attention, with the popular girl feigning to swoon. Football hero, vain and masculine, atepa over all the female hearts, and, as juke-box p lays, dances with popular girl and puts on ■how of strength. But suddenly he becomes faint, much to the surprise and disgust of all present. Pity attracts the popular girl to the artist and she wins his heart, stealing him from the intellectual girl. She, heartbroken, watches the artist leave . In consoling her, the football hero falls in love with her quiet, ahy manner . All dance with joy as true love triumphs. CAST Proprietor .. .. . .. .... .. .. . .................. ... ... . ........... ..... ........................ Drew McKee Waitreu .. ... ............ ............................... . .............. ............... ....... ........... ....................................... Helen Rohl, Artist . ..... ...... .. . . .. ... ...... .. .... ..... ....... ..... .. ... .. ... ....... . . ........ ............. ...... ... Alex Gaureletz Girls .. .. ... ........................... ...... Stella Machibroda, Gladys Polowald, Dorothy Simms Boy ■ Tibor Kecxon, Ruuell Dawson, Michael Zabolotney Popular Girl ..... .. ................. .. ... ....... .. .... Audrey David■on Cheer Leaders ................................. . .. ........ Edythe Dunnett, Lillian Naurot Hero Worahipper ....... . Fredrik Mattuiz Football Hero ...... ... ................ .... .. ... ........ . Joseph Veteai Poetic Girl . ... .. ..................... . ...... ........... Lillian Nairn VI THE PANTO-PACIFIC BALLET COMPANY, VANCOUVER presents BOHElVJlAN REVELS Rumanian Rhapsody No . l ENESCO Choreography by Mara McBirney The Girl . . Xay Farmer First Boy Gerry Brltland Second Boy Ed Lipinsky The girl discards one boy In favour of another, and then flirts with a third boy. Her affections are light, since her main interest and love is Dancel The boy■ quarrel-but are overcome by the infectious gaiety of the girl and her friends and all join in the peasant revelries. PROGRAMME SUBJECT TO CHANGE GENERAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Canadian Ballet FHtlval management is moat grateful for the help and. cc,-operatlon of the Director• and Mr. ErnHt Rawley, Mgr. , of the Royal Alexandra, who generou■ly made the theatre available for rehearaal and for the Blalng of the Festival by the National Film Board. Without this kind ec,-operatlon tlie dlfflcult problem■ of pre■-ntlng the Festival would have been almoat unsurmountable. The MINSHALL Organ uaed on this occasion kindly aupplied by Heintzman & Co. Stage Manager - JOHN ROCCWOOD Imported Columbia Recordings of Unusual Interest HOROSCOPE - BALLET SUITE (Lambert) Constant Lambert and the Liverpool Philharmonic: Orchestra ........ ................ THE MEDIUM (Menotti) The Ballet Society production of this American Opera ........ . ....................... 11.75 SEBASTIAN - BALLET SUITE (Menotti) Dimitri Mitropoulo1 and the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra. (Rec:ortis 1ponsored by Ballet Assoc:iat&s in Am•ric:a, IJ,~.) UI ~UITE FRANCAISE (Milhaud) Darius Milhaud and the Philharmonic-Symphony of N•w York ................. S.JO PIERROT LUNAIRE (Schonberg) Arnold Schonberg conducting a group of soloists in twenty-one expressionistic melodramas .... .. ....................... ............................ .... . ......................... Promenade Busic Centre "The Store With All the Records" 83 BLOOR STREET WEST Mldway 2437 ALL DEPARTMENTS OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. EVERY EVENING Studio Photo During Summer Course , Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. " -Courtesy National Film Board. ACADEMY OF BALLET (BALLET CLUB OF TORONTO) Affiliated with Toronto Conservatory of Music Principal, BETTINA BYERS, A.R.A.D., A.T.C. Assistant Teacher, MARJORIE HASKINS, A.T.C. SUMMER COURSE at QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO In connection with the Fine Arts Course July and August 2249 YONGE STREET (At Eglinton Avenue) Phone HU. 6171 TORONTO THE CBC AT THE BALLET FESTIVAL Visit the SHANGHAI SHOP where you will find a particularly interesting collection of rare and unusual gifts. Chinese Rugs Silks Porcelain Shantung Silk Pyjamas Exquisitely Embroidered Table Linens and Fine Handkerchiefs • SHANGHAI COMPANY 483 BLOOR STREET WEST Kingsdale 1861 Theatre-goers who attend the Canadian Ballet Festival at the Royal Alexandra Theatre on Wednesday, March 2nd, will be taking part in a coast-to-coast broadcast of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a broadcast which will be in every way as experimental as the Festival itself-for there is no real precedent for either. On that night, CBC Wednesday Night plans lo devote two hours of its lime on the Trans-Canada network lo the ballet. In explanation of the somewhat surprising decision lo attempt lo present ballet through an essentially aural medium such as radio, Harry J. Boyle, program director of the TransCanada Network, says: "It may seem strange to radio listeners to find the CBC broadcasting a full-length program of ballet. The answer lies in the increasing interest being shown by Canadians in this field of culture. Tied in with that is the desire of the CBC to give encouragement to the first full-scale national ballet festival to be held in Canada. "We feel that CBC Wednesday Night listeners will share our interest, particularly since March 2nd will introduce new ballets written expressly for the occasion by two Canadian composers-Walter Kaufman and John W einzweig. "It is our intention to attempt to present a word and music picture of an important event in the cultural growth of Canada. We feel that there is a place in our Wednesday Night program for an evening of this type which, while being experimental in the field of broadcasting, will give to thousands of Canadians who are interested the opportunity to share as much as possible in this colorful and artistically important occasion." In the planning of the broadcast, the limitations of radio had to be recognized and the plan adjusted accordingly. Less than half of the two hours will actually be shared by theatre audience and radio listeners alike. During the performances of "The Red Ear of Corn" by Mr. W einzweig and the Volkoff Canadian Ballet, and "Visages" by Mr. Kaufman and the Winnipeg Ballet, the CBC microphone will sit in the theatre untended to pick up the music, the applause and whatever other sounds are to be heardand pass these along to interested radio listeners across the country. The rest of the two-hour period on the ballet is designed to set the mood and the scene for these two performances. The idea is to provide the listener with every possible aid to overcome the visual barrier and to share the enjoyment of the occasion. At 7.30 p.m., before the theatre audience has assembled, there will be a program of early ballet music from the eighteenthcentury French court. Then, at 8.00 p.m., Miss Gweneth Lloyd of the Winnipeg Ballet will be presented to radio listeners in a talk on the ballet as an art form. From 8.15 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. the CBC production booth backstage in the Royal Alexandra Theatre will have control of the Trans-Canada network. There will be interviews in the lobby of ihe theatre between Byng Whitteker of the CBC and distinguished guests. Then Fraser Macdonald of the CBC will introduce "The Red Ear of Corn", explaining the music, the theme and the choreography in advance so that radio listeners will get as much enjoyment as possible from the performance which is to follow at 8.30 p.m. At 9.00 p.m., after the first ballet of the evening, Byng Whitteker will take the m L ophone backstage to interview the artists themselves. Then Fraser MacDonald will be heard again, introducing "Visages". The broadcast is to end at 9.30 p.m. If the CBC Wednesday Night program on the ballet manages to give radio listeners the feeling that they are sharing ( even in a limited way) in an important national event, then it will be a success; for that is the scope of its objective. RAYMOND HAIR STYLIST 90 BLOOR W. RA. 8381 Physicians' and Surgeons' Building MILDRED WICKSON BALLET Mildred Wickson is known for her fairytale ballets. Sparkling and gay, the stories told by dancing feet would seem to have been born all of a piece; actually, a great deal of study and research lies behind them. First of all, a suitable legend or bit of folk lore must be found and adapted. Then with the help of her music collaborator, Elizabeth Mackay, the score is chosen. And in each case she has used interpretive passages from one single composer. The Proud Princess was danced to the music of Tchaikovsky; Cold Snap was from the works of Glazounov; and so on, seeking always for the fresh, lesser-known airs. The Dvorak music for The Shoes That Danced was orchestrated by the young Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz. On one occasion a score was flown from England for immediate use. The story and the music chosen, Mildred Wickson then goes lo work on the choreography, adhering always to strict ballet technique. The dancers are chosen, the period of training begins, and a new ballet is ready for translation into its historical or legendary setting. James Pape has been responsible for the color and brilliance as well as the authenticity of the costumes. There were no ballets from this studio during the war, but Mildred Wickson plans to present her pupils in some new interpretation of an age-old story, at least once a year. GO FORMAL .. . THE SY'O SILVER WA.Y For weddings, banquets, dances . . . renting Tans, Tuxedos, Morning Suits, ladies' wraps. syd s;1,er I ~00 YONG£ ST. Kl. 9.105 J THE HOTEL invites you after the tne.atre to the -Park Plaza Roof or the - OPEN 12 NOON TO 2 A.M. THE WINNIPEG BALLET The Winnipeg Ballet presented its tenth anniversary performance on February 1st last, and the S.O. sign was, as ususal, hanging over the Playhouse box office. On this occasion the highlight of the show was the premiere of "Visages" the new ballet which is to be presented at this Festival. The press was loud in acclaim of this starkly daring, exciting ballet set to the music of Walter Kaufman (Winnipeg Symphony conductor l with the choreography by Gwenneth Lloyd, Director of the Winnipeg Ballet. It is an inspired collaboration and will prove one of the highlights of the Festival. Gwenneth Lloyd came to Winnipeg from the Royal Academy in 1936, and opened her dancing studio there. In 1939, during the visit of the King and Queen, the Winnipeg Ballet made their first public appearance. Miss Betty Hey-Farrelly, assistant to Miss Lloyd, accompanied her to Canada and has been associated with the school from its .inception. David Yeddeau, a native of Winnipeg, and thoroughly conversant with all branches of the theatre as actor, director, scene designer, etc., directs the annual University productions, and is Business Manager of the Winnipeg Ballet. A year ago members of the Winnipeg Ballet came to Toronto to take part in a ballet sequence in connection with the Fashion Show at the Trade Fair, and in November last, the entire Ballet gave a magnificent performance at the Eaton Auditorium here, which established them permanently in the esteem of Toronto ballet fans. Their stage presence, costuming and excellence of performance make a vastly important contribution to Canadian art. THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD in recognition of the National importance of the Canadian Ballet Festival is making a film recording for their "Canada Carries On" theatrical series. These films are to be shown in theatres across the Dominion and in leading American cities-and will later be distributed in foreign countries with foreign language commentaries or captions. So You'd love to dance 1 • DAY DREAMING WILL NOT MAKE A BALLERINA • YOU (a) (b) (c) NEEDA good mind and body. A good teacher. Plenty of determination to work. * TORONTO BALLET SCHOOL 1927 YONGE STREET HY. 3285 £. f. SPRINGER & SON Creatm"S of Exquisite Furs Where the combination of years of experience, youthful ideas, and the economical production of our own studio, distinguishes our Furs as some of Canada's most desirable. 56 BLOOR ST. WEST : TORONTO Telephone Midway 2465 Alaska Sealskin in the luxuri. ous Safari shade, processed flared for sophisticated w;ornan. Proeessed f or the Canadian Governtt1ettt ''SAFARI-"• Canada COVER CHARGE Monday to Thursday $1.50 Friday and Saturday $2.00 (per person-plus lax) ';01t~~ call MAITRE d'HOTEL WA. 7474 ~ PAS DE DEUX FROM MAZURKA * * MILDRED WICKSON STUDIO OF DANCING MILDRED WICKSON, Director ** - KATHERINE STEWART, Assistant ELIZABETH MACKAY, Musical Collaborator • 36 EGLINTON AVE. Phone HUdson 2166 WEST HORONTO COMMITTEE-WHO'S WHO JANET BALDWIN VOLKOFF-If there is one person, above all others whose personal efforts, constant inspiration and hard work has contributed to the success of this festival -that person is Janet Volkoff ... and everyone of the Toronto organization agrees that without her this festival would not have been possible. From early morning until long into the night she has headed committees, patiently advised, encouraged every suggestion brought to her-submerging her particular interest in any one group to the Festival as a whole. She has given unstintingly to every committee besides keeping the enthusiasm and energy of each concentrated on the goal of making this Festival an artistic, success-and laying the foundation for an annual dance festival with a standard of excellence in detail and performance that can be an inspiration to future festivals wherever held in this Dominion. KAY RANSOM our hard-working secertary has contributed more than it is easy to recount to the success of the festival. Letters and directions to every part of Canada have gone out in a flood from her desk ... information and liaison work among committees and groups has kept the wheels moving, besides attending mattings and keeping minutes of all that goes on. Four telephones in the Ransom home ring constantly from dawn till way past midnight and "Kay" manages to smooth out difficulties and preen ruffled tailfeathers in her quiet way that has been little short of genius. MARGARET CLEMENS-Musical Director for the festival has had a monumental task in arranging for the musical scores-checking and re-checking musical arrangementsironing out difficulties and offering suggestions to hurdle obstacles that have reared their heads in a myriad places . . . always with that serene confidence and imaginative artistic ability for which she is so qualified. "Margie" is known and loved by all. She has worked with every major conductor of Ballet on this continent including-Sir Ernest Macmillan, Ettore Mazzolini, Cesar Borre, Franz Allers, Antal Dorati and Dr. Freider Weissman. As an accompanist she is tops and ·her unfailing sense of humour, capacity for grinding work and utter disregard for personal glory and credit marks her as one of the "big" people in the ballet picture. Ciutom ~ "Jl11t, o/ :b"tin.clion " KINGSDALE 1137 10 5 II L O;O R S TR EE T W E ST BETH WEYMS YOUNG DANCERS' SCHOOL ANNOUNCES SPRING DANCE FESTIVALS Welland High School Auditorium - Friday, May 6th Toronto Danforth Technical School Auditorium - Friday, June 3rd Repeat Performance of Bal1et "THE PRINCESS WHO LOST HER SMILE" Music: MOZART Choreography: BETH WEYMS All Information- 31 Breadalbane Street, Toronto AFTER THE SHOW . • . The FIESTA ROOM for Supper Dancing Featuring America's Top Romantic Singing Star CARL RAVAZZA and PHYLLIS CLAIRE . .. America's Dancing Dynamo THE PYRAMID RooM . . . featuring the FREDDY GRANT TRIO Enjoy Sunday Dinner in the FIESTA ROOM. Toronto Cnmmittee- Who's Who-Cont. H. P. VAN GELDER-Our amiable treasurer has displayed an unfaltering confidence in the abilities of all committees to see the festival through to a triumphant conclusion. While holding down to practical, sound, financial stability his guidance (as a retired banker) has kept feet soldly on the ground. As a musician himself and because of his interest and many contributions to the cultural life of Toronto, as consul for the Netherlands, we have been honoured by his distinguished presence and sympathetic encouragement. JAMES D. PAPE-One of the most demanding and important jobs of the festival has revolved around the person of "Jim Pape" the devoted Program director. Collecting the performance data from all participants, timing and arranging the sequences and musical material-collaborating with all the groups and setting up the actual working programmes has been but part of "Jim's" contribution. A dancer himself, and as a choreographer of no mean merit, he has the feel of an artist and sympathy for their problems and has been invaluable in acquainting the different committees as to the mechanics of the festival and how each one dovetailed with the others. This smoothworking accomplishment-a veritable Regisseur General for the festival has been a banker) has kept feet solidly on the ground. B. M. SPARLING, D.O.-As President "Doc" Sparling has presided at most of our executive meetings and as chairman kept the meetings in order-and our efforts confined to the subject at hand-often not an easy thing to do; but his unfailing good humour and great interest in the overall project and limitless faith in our ability to see it through has encouraged us from the beginning. EDWARD RANSOM-A worthy helpmate to his wife (our Secretary), Ed's efforts on behalf of the Festival really beggar description. At the beck and call of every harrassed committee he has laboured long and ardously in solving artistic and mechanical problems-has produced an almost unbelievable quantity of material that would have meant the expenditure of hundreds of dollars. Has entertained and been host on numerous occasions and in fact, been a tower of strength to the entire project-from the very beginning. ANNOUNCING THE SPRING TERM OF BRIDGE LESSONS by MRS.HUDSON JOHNSTON [nternational Bridge Champion-Culbertson Associate and Certified National Master Teacher. (Originator of the Famous Picture Method of Teaching Winning Bridge-colored slides on a silver screen.) Studio: 23 Prince Arthur Ave. - LL. 7145 - EL. 5647 CLASSES for BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES and ADVANCED PLAYERS KEEP UP TO DATE RICIIESl lOIE you·ve eyER .. HEARD . oderate\y-11riced am ra\lb ·c radio-11\\onog automat1 ID To Hear It Is To Believe ft! - RCA VICTOR MODEL VRA-65 VICTROLA RADIO-PHONOGRAPH The glorious range and clarity of the famous "Golden Throat" tone system with the extra resonance and richness of an oversize tone baffle and 12" dynamic speaker! Standard broadcast radio. Record changer plays 12 records automatically. "Silent Sapphire". Record storage space. Beautiful modern cabinet in rich walnut veneers. Supe11b performOO ance at an amazing buy-it-now price of only. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • $ 249 WITH THE &~~FINEST TONE SYSTEM IN RCA Vlc:TOR · HISTORY Outstanding Ballet Music R.C.A. VICTOR RECORDS • :~~ MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart) OVERTURE- Parts 1 and 2 Toscanini and B.B.C. Orchestra ........................................ $1.50 CLASSICAL SYMPHONY IN D MAJOR (Prokofieff) St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Goldschmann. Album DM-942 ...................................................................... $4.00 POLOVETZIAN DANCES (Prince Igor) Borodin Stokowski and Philadelphia Orchestra. Album M-499 .............................................................. .......... $4.00 SYLPHIDES BALLET (Chopin) Sargent and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Album DM-306 ............................ .......................................... $5.50 RECORD DEPARTMENT HEINTZMAN & CO. LIMITED 195 YONGE STREET Elgin 6201 SIMON RAMM SU ITS e DRESSES e DINNER WEAR e WOOLLEN COSTUMES • 40 Bloor Street East ROLY YOUNG - A Tribute The tragic suddenness of Roly Young's untimely passing shocked and saddened the hearts of all who knew him. Particularly hundreds of young dancers in our own city and across the Dominion realized they had RAndolph 8281 lost a friend who never failed in his support and encouragement of Canadian talent. Although Roly won fame as a dramatic critic and movie columnist he was an outstanding balletomaine. He loved Ballet as an expression of all the arts-and was ever ready to champion and encourage the ambitions of young dancers to become recognized in their chosen field. He was greatly enthusiastic in the idea of a Canadian Ballet Festival and when the project was brought lo his attention gave us his "God Bless" and assured us support and all assistance in his power. His announcement of !_he -Festival last November gave us encouragement and renewed vigour in our effort. And so, we feel in the realization of this festival it is filling that we pause lo pay tribute lo the sincere friend who never failed lo lend a helping hand and whom we will long remember for his belief in the young Canadian amateur artist-and his magnificent effort in selling this belief lo all his readers. F. S. ntique~ J,tirloom Jttutlltrp • • '\1 ictorian JLu~trt~ <ttr altlforb's 139 ~ongt ~trttt WA.5258 '>; ,_ ~ .;. £: » i. . ', ;,:, * -. ,:,, ' -~ , . oun9,,$l', .more entrancing than ev•r1S,,,ln9 fos~ions evof<e the m~gic of a' new se(ISOn." •• cofors gentle and glowing Qi ijowers . _•. silhouette. echoing the !legance of Nopoleon~s grrttering Empire •. • fobrlcs W'onderfully soft and richly •lllcen • • . o. younger, lovelier ma;ic for your ., . .. Zc Simpson's ReV1Je of 1949 $;>ring Fashions, February 28th to Mwch 5th of 3,15 p.m., Ar<:1:1dian,.. Court. g·!l,cl :~1· 1. J . Toronto Committee-Who's Who-Cont. HARRY WARLOW-Festival Manager of the Festival has had to be a veritable Houdini in the interests of the Festival-all business details, musical problems, publicity, transportation, advertising, displays, public relations, etc., etc., have had his personal attention and been carried through with despatch and. order. Harry has had an excellent background for his chosen profession of concert management. Himself a musician of merit, he is aware of musical and artistic complexities managing a festival entailshas made a host of friends by his patient and capable handling of innumerable tricky details-and added much to the prestige of ballet through his personal understanding and interest. FREDK. FREED Fa mous thea trical footwear, offers the finest in balle t and toe shoes for students and JOHN M. INNES, M.B.E.-Controller Innes is one of the most public-spirited and best known citizens of Toronto. His name is sure to be found high on the list of sponsors for every worth-while project that benefits our city or its populace. He has been invaluable with suggestions to the Executive Committee and his genial encouragement when, as representative of His Honour the Mayor, he attended the initial meeting where plans for this Festival were launched, added the necessary stimulus to carry on with the city's blessing and support. Controller Innes was honoured by His Majesty the King, when he received the M.B.E. for his tireless efforts in founding and constant work in carrying on the British War Victim's Fund, so ably sponsored by the Evening Telegram. professionals. Bernadette Carpenter 263 GARDEN AVENUE TORONTO 01.iver 1462 For Dinner Before the Theatre or a Snack after, stop at MILDRED WICKSON-Besides directing and teaching her own busy School of Dancing, and preparing "The Shoes That Danced" ballet, Miss Wickson has "made" time to do endless jobs and contact countless people in the interest of the Festival. Lending her studio each Wednesday evening, for the Executive Committee meetings is but one of her many contributions. Co-operative, dependable, generous-working with "Millie" has been a privilege. "MOLLIE" HENDERSON-the very capable convenor of the Ticket Committee, has headed a group of 54 co-workers which she organized into the efficient team responsible for filling this theatre. The grape vine is authority for assurance that the team will not rest until the S.R.O. sign is tacked over the box office wicket. "Mollie" is the wife of Gavin Henderson of the Gavin Henderson Galleries whose interest in the art of ballet sponsored the current exhibition and sale of the work of 9 celebrated Canadian artists "Painting of the Ballet." It is a "must" for what to do this week. "Mollie" and Gavin Henderson have done a rea l job . "The Csarda" "Hungarian" Restaurant 161 KING STREET WEST (Cor. University) Specializing in Hungarian Dishes PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE FINE FOOD COURTEOUS SERVICE Reservations for Parties, Weddings, Banquets, Etc.. Phone AD. 7812 Toronto Committtec-Who's Who-Cont. LOU. L. L. GOLDEN-Toronto's most knowledgable balletomaine! "Lou" knows everybody and is one of the city's most popular newspaper men-is keen to talk ballet to anyone "at the drop of the hat"-knows all the angles-and has done a grand job as a member of our "ways and means" committee. You'll see him down front at every performance . . . that is if we can keep him from backstage, for "Lou" has a way of getting places-but fast. JANE MALLETT-as convenor of the Billeting Committee has found more than sufficient billets in Toronto homes for all visiting dancers. Altho' Jane Mallett is best known across Canada for her stage and radio presentations as a serious actress, we'd love to see her do a skit on "Billeting Arrangements by Telephone." Boy! MRS. J. B. STEWART - Behind-the-scenes workers do not share in the glamour of ballet performances-but without their great contributions there could be no show! As voluntary Wardrobe Mistress for the entire festival, Mrs. Stewart will supervise the costumes of all participating groups. The amount of detail and work involved is staggering and we are most grateful for this stunning contribution. B. H. PICKARD - Chairman of the Funds Committee has never wavered in his confidence that the Toronto organization could and would raise the necessary subscriptions to make the Festival possible. He has devoted hours on end to ballet concerns and supported and enthused us all. Both he and Mrs. Pickard have been most generous and hard-working members in the Festival interests all through the campaign. BERYL CAMERON-Mrs. Cameron hails from Winnipeg, and with true western enthusiasm she tackled the almost thankless job of arrousing public interest both locally and abroad in the idea of the Festival. Through every channel of press and radio, she reports her reception has been of whole-berated co-operation and while this task has taken months of preparation the campaign has been most successful, and has been pyramiding right up to the time of going to press with this program. It has been a labour of love, according to Beryl, for she is a terrific balletomaine. s1-10£S sUPPl\£5 ANO f OR tHOSE W . de Street, &urnSI HO oANCE \ p ft\ontrea, • Q. JOHN STEELE MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ASSOCIATE OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHERS PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO AT 22 GRENVILLE STREET KINGSDALE 6836 Lends the Negligee an 18th Century Air Over a high-waisted Empire nightgown milady draws on a beautiful robe with a capelef col lar, thickly ruffled with lace. In cobweb-light nylon , frothy as a flirtation • • • ' and fypical of. the boudoir beeufies at •. EATON'S