Tag Archives: Ballets Russes

Kevin Jackson seizes the day with his Sydney debut as Nijinsky

Kevin Jackson and Amber Scott, Nijinsky, Australian Ballet, photo © Wendell Teodorow

The opening night of Neumeier’s Nijinsky in Sydney was Remembrance Day, the 11th of November, a day that marks the

Nijinsky’s father-in-law: The Australian connection

Károly Pulszky

When the dancers of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes sailed on the SS Avon from Southampton to Buenos Aires in 1913, there

Madame Larose in her underground treasure cave

Olga Larose and Anna Tchinarova backstage at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, January 1940, photo © Norman Brown

As a postscript to the mystery man of Colonel de Basil’s Ballets Russes, Otis Pearce, this is the much briefer

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

2016: The past, the present, and a very big challenge of the future

A hundred years ago the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Broadway with Bachelor Days, a vaudeville show that included a song

The Australian Ballet’s 2016 repertoire

The Hamburg Ballet in Neumeier's Nijinsky, photo © Holger Badekow

For the first time in its history, the Australian Ballet will stage a ballet choreographed by John Neumeier, the artistic

A magic carpet ride through 2015

2015

I would, if I could, take a magic carpet ride to several continents and at least a dozen theatres to

Irina Baronova, billboard version, makes a second appearance – in Melbourne

Irina Baronova, Swan Lake, based on a photo by Maurice Seymour, photo © Kate Gorman

First the State Library of New South Wales found a gigantic painting of Irina Baronova tucked away in the archives

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

Jean Hoyer, (front), Valentin Froman (centre), Igor Youskevitch (shading his eyes)

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

Anna Volkova: a life well lived, from Moscow to a sheep farm in New South Wales

Anna Volkova, National Library of Australia, photo © Maurice Seymour

There are transitions and then there are major life changes. Anna Volkova, who died in Sydney last weekend aged 96,