October 1975


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    Dancers during make-up for ABC TV production of The Fool on the Hill, 1976. Photo David Parker

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    Robert Helpmann in the ABC TV production of The Fool on the Hill, 1976. Photo David Parker

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    Artists of The Australian Ballet in the ABC TV production of The Fool on the Hill, 1976. Photo David Parker

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    Ai-Gul Gaisina in the ABC TV production of The Fool on the Hill, 1976. Photo David Parker

British choreographer Gillian Lynne (who will later choreograph Cats) arrives to create The Australian Ballet’s first TV commission, The Fool on the Hill. Set to Beatles music arranged by John Lanchbery, the work is intended to celebrate the coming of colour television and has suitably vivid designs. It wins a number of international television awards and is later adapted for the stage.







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