Tag Archives: Beth Dean

The links to dance’s past

One of the best things about writing dancelines has been the new connections to people who knew the dancers and

Beth Dean: a dancer many steps ahead of her time

Beth Dean, photo courtesy National Library of Australia

It may have been the oddest introduction of the royal tour of 1954. ”Your Majesty,” said the general manager of

Beth Dean and Moscelyne Jasinsky: Parallel lives devoted to dance

Beth Dean as the Initiate, Corroboree, 1954, courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, PXA 739/1867

The deaths of two dancers, one in Sydney, New South Wales, the other in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are reminders of the

An infinite array of storms, swans and stars

Ella Havelka and Jake Mangakahia in Warumuk, photo © Jeff Busby

In 1996, the last year of her artistic directorship of the Australian Ballet, Maina Gielgud programmed a triple bill of

The dancing Queen and the Abominable No Man

William Dargie's portrait of Queen Elizabeth, 1954

Don’t dance all night with me Till the stars fade from above. They’ll see it’s alright with me People will