Tag Archives: Agnes de Mille

Sono Osato, a woman of mystery, magic and courage, who survived racism, and the slings and arrows of working for Colonel de Basil

Sono Osato, Roman Jasensky and two other dancers from the Original Ballet Russe, Sydney, New Year's Eve, 1939, photo © Gordon Short

A serendipitous chain of events this month began when a Sydney Morning Herald columnist asked for help with an article

Kevin McKenzie on American Ballet Theatre, past and present

Kevin McKenzie with dancers from American Ballet Theatre, curtain call, 2012, photographer unknown

This is an extended version of a feature that first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 26 July, 2014

Frederic Franklin, the Peter Pan of dance

Frederic Franklin, Rodeo, photo © Maurice Seymour

Six weeks before the start of World War I, Fred Franklin, a caterer, and his wife, Mabel, gave birth to

Matt Mattox: the Australian years – from Oklahoma! to Song of Norway

Matt Mattox, Oklahoma!, 1949, National Library of Australia, nla.pic-vn3805194

Oh What a Wonderful Mornin’ it was for Rodgers and Hammerstein when Oklahoma! opened in New York in March 1943.

Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo: ABT marks the 70th anniversary of the moment “we put our feet on the ground”

Rodeo, Pennsylvania Ballet, photo © Alexander Iziliaev

America was at war following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour and the United States was “never more deeply determined