Tag Archives: Janet Vernon

Alister Grant on playing the music for ballet class: “The whole point of being there is to make people feel good about what they’re doing”

Alister Grant, February 2017, photo © Valerie Lawson

Alister has left the building. And down at the Walsh Bay wharf in Sydney, we’re all the worse for his

Farewell to Andris Toppe, dancer, choreographer, friend and colleague of so many in the Sydney Dance Company and The Australian Ballet

Andris Toppe

Andris Toppe has died in Melbourne at the age of 71, having being diagnosed with advanced cancer in early January.

Tackling Romeo set for a new life but we should never forget the performance of Australia’s great dancer, Russell Page

Russell Page with Martin Henderson and Paul Mercurio in Tackling Romeo

For the last 18 months the director’s cut of the movie, Tackling Romeo, has been seen in private screenings in

The Murphy & Vernon Heritage: a work in progress

Janet Vernon and Graeme Murphy rehearsing Firebird, 2009, photo  © Alex Makayev

Goodwill and nostalgia united in equal measures when Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon walked onto the stage of the Sydney

The Murphy heritage preserved on film

Josef Brown, Tracey Trundle and Bradley Chatfield, Sydney Dance Company's Salome, choreography by Graeme Murphy, photo © Lois Greenfield

When Rafael Bonachela was appointed artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company at the end of 2008 he told me:

Going with the flow: Annabel Knight returns to her first love, musical theatre

Annabel Knight

After you’ve danced the choreography of Graeme Murphy and Rafael Bonachela, the hip swivelling and high kicks of the Bombie