Tag Archives: Alicia Markova

The dancer as brand ambassador, then and now

“So famous she has no time to eat”. Could the ballerina, Alicia Markova really have given her blessing to an

Tracing the path of the mystery man of the Ballets Russes in Australia

Anton Dolin, Irina Baronova, Otis Pearce, Australia, 1938/39, photographer unknown

His first name was Otis. His second name was Pearce, or maybe Pierce, as his name was often spelt. He

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

The keepers of the flame

Les Sylphides, Daryl Lindsay

Summing up a year’s research at the Mitchell Library in Sydney, I spoke last week about my discoveries as the