Tag Archives: Leonide Massine

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

War Dances – a brief history beyond The Green Table

Branco Gaica’s photo of the men in Stephen Baynes’ ballet, 1914, is one of my favourite images on The Australian

Marc Platt: “Always Do What You Love For As Long As You Can”

Marc Platt in 1947

Although there were seven brothers for those seven brides of the musical of 1954, only five of the men were

Anna Volkova Barnes 1917-2013

Anna Volkova in Les sylphides, Ballets Russes, ca. 1930s, photo © Maurice Seymour, National Library of Australia

She liked to say she led two lives – the first as a ballerina who danced on stages from Paris

At the Vanguard: tough and tender was the night

Amber Scott and Adam Bull, Dyad 1929, Australian Ballet, photo © Branco Gaica

Vanguard is a trio of sweets. The first and last are sharp and brittle, a wake-up for the palate. In

The Ballets Russes in Australia and Beyond

Serge Ismailoff, Anna Volkova, Oleg Tupine, Tamara Tchinarova and Paul Petroff, 1938

In the winter of 2005, the University of Adelaide, the National Library of Australia and the Australian Ballet, received a