Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christian Lacroix: fashion on the ballet stage

Fashions in ballet costumes change slowly but you only need to look at tutus as they have evolved from the

The first decade: snapshots from the early years of the Australian Ballet

Noel Smith strode into the pit, picked up his baton, and gave the downbeat for the overture. The chatter, the

Merry Christmas

Christmas greetings to all dancelines’ readers and thank you for the comments and mystery–solving in 2011, the first year of

Pavlova mystery photo solved

Thanks to dancelines’ reader, Linda Emery, the mystery has been solved. (See dancelines’ post of 18 December). The location is

Zeglovsky and Pamela Bromley: new update

Following up on my previous posts on the Ballets Russes’ dancer, Valentin Zeglovsky, I’ve now made contact with his son

Pavlova: a hidden treasure

Sometimes there’s a treasure right under our noses. We’ve just never noticed it before. That’s the case with this Mitchell

English National Ballet: Australian tour announced

When the English National Ballet last toured Australia in 1999, the then artistic director, Derek Deane, brought an extravaganza –

Carabosse: a lesson in evil

Monica Mason, the artistic director of the Royal Ballet, coaches Kristen McNally in the role of Carabosse in The Sleeping

Prokofiev and the elusive search for happiness

Renaissance Venice, Antarctica, a Tibetan temple, a Bollywood wedding and the lovers’ death in the desert are all part of

Snowflakes and snowstorms: Behind the curtain at Pacific Northwest Ballet

When the author of Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear posted his book to me in Australia, he told me to