Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ratmansky’s Cinderella: a spellbinding tale told in a framework of the cosmos, circles and squares

This review was commissioned by Dance Europe, and was published at the end of October in the November issue of

Laurel Martyn, once a dancer, always a dancer

As a child in the 1920s, Laurel Martyn saw Anna Pavlova dance in Brisbane. Of course she found Pavlova’s performances

How Disney added a spoonful of saccharine to Mary Poppins

This article was published in The Sunday Times today, 27 October, 2013 Pamela Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins, spent

The hard slog to success: one dancer’s story

Finding a job as a dancer in today’s economic conditions is extremely difficult. There are so few contracts and so

Pamela Travers, her life, my biography, Disney’s movie

Dancelines is of course a site about dance, and this post is not. Well, only indirectly, in that the creator

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2014 season

Early next year, Ethan Stiefel, the artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, will take his company back to

A Ballets Russes’ treasure finds a new home at the State Library of New South Wales

Just when it seemed there could be no more treasures to be unearthed from de Basil’s Ballets Russes’ tours of

Navy Night, Sydney, October 1913: Genée dances the hornpipe

For anyone who lives in Sydney, there’s no doubt that the fleet’s in town with round the clock news of