Tag Archives: Borovansky Ballet

Australia and Coppelia, the boomerang ballet

Adeline Genée as Swanilda in Coppelia

Coppelia has a unique place in the history of dance in Australia even though the ballet has a multinational history.

The Sleeping Beauty: A ballet once seen, never forgotten

Some ballets change lives. Children remember their first Nutcracker, of course, or maybe Coppelia or Swan Lake. But for many

David Lichine’s Australian years with and without Borovansky

David Lichine, published in Woman's Day and Home, 26 September, 1955, photographer unknown

The audience at Sydney’s Theatre Royal was thrilled to see the glamorous Ballets Russes’ star for the first time. The

The House that Gnatt Built: RNZ Ballet at 60

RNZB at 60 cover

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has marked its sixth decade with a new book celebrating its history. The Royal New

The Australian Ballet’s 50th year celebrations come to a close with documentary, talks, exhibitions

Marilyn Rowe and Kelvin Coe in Swan Lake 1983. Photo courtesy of the Australian Ballet

From the words of the first artistic director – Peggy van Praagh – to the thoughts of the newest Odette/Odile

Sydney, 1957: How Fonteyn stopped the city

Frank Tait with Margot Fonteyn, curtain call

Margot Fonteyn, newly created a Dame of the British Empire, arrived at Mascot Airport, Sydney, in May 1957 in a

Alison’s moment in Dupain’s spotlight

Alison Lee, photograph Max Dupain, ca 1940

Within the vast collection of Max Dupain’s dance photographs at the State Library of New South Wales is a sub