Tag Archives: John Field

Robert Helpmann 1958: From the nude with violin to the lunch with Nugget Coombs

Robert Helpmann at home in London

No one excelled Robert Helpmann as a multi tasker. Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, director and publicist, Helpmann was at the

David Wall, the first Lescaut and Rudolf

Lynn Seymour and David Wall in Mayerling, Royal Ballet, 1978, photo © Leslie E. Spatt

David Wall, one of the Royal Ballet’s most acclaimed principal dancers, has died at the age of 67. Born in

The Royal Ballet tour of Australia, 1958: the launch of a photographer’s career and the debut of a swan

Lynn Seymour, Royal Ballet, 1958, photo Norm Danvers, courtesy State Library of NSW, Mitchell Library, Australian Photographic Agency - 05948

Today, when a ballet company goes on an international tour, the dancers are lucky to spend a couple of weeks

The keepers of the flame

Les Sylphides, Daryl Lindsay

Summing up a year’s research at the Mitchell Library in Sydney, I spoke last week about my discoveries as the