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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

Anton Dolin: “Dance this for me, ladies and gentleman”

Anton Dolin takes class, Sydney, November 1938,

It’s not so much Anton Dolin in his dapper white trousers and pumps that intrigues, as the faces of the