Tag Archives: Helene Kirsova

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

The Ballets Russes in New Zealand: a happy holiday if you travelled in a Riley sportscar

Helene Kirsova, c 1938 photo © Max Dupain, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

On an arduous three-month tour of New Zealand by Col. de Basil’s Monte Carlo Russian Ballet in early 1937, the

Brigitte Kelly and Strelsa Heckelman: lives dedicated to dance

Brigitte Kelly in costume for Choreartium, 1938 or 1939, photo  © Spencer Shier, National Library of Australia

Two dancers whose with close connections to Col de Basil’s Ballets Russes’ tours to Australia have died – Brigitte Kelly,

Valentin Zeglovsky: on stage, backstage and at the studio of Max Dupain

Max Dupain photographed many dancers in his Sydney studio, not only those who toured to Australia with the Ballets Russes’

Dancers and dogs all at sea

Helene Kirsova, Sydney, May 1937

Trawling through digitised Australian newspapers from the 1930s, I came across an article about the various souvenirs bought by or

Madeleine Parker – sighs and whispers

Madeleine Parker, 1929

Madeleine Parker was 25 when she danced for the last time of her life. She made her final appearance in