Tag Archives: Adeline Genee

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.

Genée medallists for 2015

Genee winners 2015, Lania Atkins, Jana Baldovino, Leroy Mokgatle and Makensie Henson, photo © Elliot Franks

The Gold medal winner in this year’s GenĂ©e International Ballet Competition went to Leroy Mokgatle from South Africa. Mokgatle, 15,

Laurel Martyn, once a dancer, always a dancer

Laurel Martyn as Odette in Swan Lake, 1944, photo © Ronald Esler

As a child in the 1920s, Laurel Martyn saw Anna Pavlova dance in Brisbane. Of course she found Pavlova’s performances

Navy Night, Sydney, October 1913: Genée dances the hornpipe

Adeline Genée, Sydney, 1913, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, photo by May & Mina Moore, call number P1 / 618

For anyone who lives in Sydney, there’s no doubt that the fleet’s in town with round the clock news of

Genée winners in 2011, the last year of the RAD reign of Dame Antoinette

Genee 2011 medallists, l to r: Jin Hao Zhang, Mana Ogawa, Si Jia Miao, Ashley Scott, Mlindi Kulashe

Three silver medals but no gold were awarded on Sunday at the Royal Academy of Dance’s Genée International Ballet Competition

Bassano studio

Adeline Genee 1916

Long before Maurice Seymour in Chicago and Max Dupain in Sydney and Melbourne glamourised ballet dancers for the benefit of