Tag Archives: Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

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

Marc Platt: “Always Do What You Love For As Long As You Can”

Marc Platt in 1947

Although there were seven brothers for those seven brides of the musical of 1954, only five of the men were

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.

MariaTallchief: “One word for her: Grand”

Maria Tallchief, Scotch Symphony, New York City Ballet,  photo © Walter Owen, courtesy NYCB Archives

The acclaimed American ballerina, Maria Tallchief, died last Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Chicago at the age of 88. Associated