Tag Archives: David Lichine

When the baby ballerinas took a detour to the silver screen

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How many ballet dancers these days become actors? There are some, of course, including Baryshnikov, but I think the peak

A Nutcracker gift that keeps on giving, thanks to Peter Wright and John Macfarlane

Benedicte Bernet and artists of the Australian Ballet, Nutcracker, photo © Jeff Busby

It’s close to quarter of a century since Sir Peter Wright choreographed his Nutcracker for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He

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

Anna Volkova Barnes 1917-2013

Anna Volkova in Les sylphides, Ballets Russes, ca. 1930s, photo © Maurice Seymour, National Library of Australia

She liked to say she led two lives – the first as a ballerina who danced on stages from Paris

Cinderella: a tale best told at a time of war

Tatiana Riabouchinska, Cendrillon, photo © Gordon Anthony

Cinderella’s story can take place in any country and at any time, but in ballet terms, the tale will always

How a crumbling roof in Dorset brought a Ballets Russes’ gallery to Australia

Tamara Toumanova 1934

I first saw these Ballets Russes’ drawings at Martyn Cook’s antique showroom in Queen Street, Woollahra in 2009. They’ve intrigued

A balletomane’s moment in the spotlight

Nanette Kuehn

The winter 2011 edition of the State Library of New South Wales magazine, SL, includes an article I’ve written on