Tag Archives: Leonard Bernstein

Sono Osato, a woman of mystery, magic and courage, who survived racism, and the slings and arrows of working for Colonel de Basil

Sono Osato, Roman Jasensky and two other dancers from the Original Ballet Russe, Sydney, New Year's Eve, 1939, photo © Gordon Short

A serendipitous chain of events this month began when a Sydney Morning Herald columnist asked for help with an article

2016: The past, the present, and a very big challenge of the future

A hundred years ago the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Broadway with Bachelor Days, a vaudeville show that included a song

ABT conquers Australia with three American stories

James Whiteside, Cory Stearns and Daniil Simkin, Fancy Free, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Darren Thomas

No ifs or buts, American Ballet Theatre’s triple bill in Brisbane was a five-star show. On opening night, 5 September,

Kevin McKenzie on American Ballet Theatre, past and present

Kevin McKenzie with dancers from American Ballet Theatre, curtain call, 2012, photographer unknown

This is an extended version of a feature that first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 26 July, 2014

American Ballet Theatre to make its first tour to Australia

Fancy Free, ABT production, Jose Manuel Carreno, Sascha Radetsky, Herman Cornejo, photo © Rosalie O'Connor

American Ballet Theatre will perform in Australia for the first time next year. The company’s season, from 28 August until