Tag Archives: Les Sylphides

The “wonderful” life of Sir Peter Wright

Sir Peter Wright, coaching dancers at the Dutch National Ballet, 2010

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s program for its 2014 season of Sir Peter Wright’s Nutcracker in Melbourne

“Thank you, dear Lucia”: American Ballet Theatre celebrates 75 years

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Two years before the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor in December 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt began to

Irina Baronova, seen through the eyes of her daughter, Victoria Tennant

Victoria Tennant holds her mother's pointe shoes, photo © Kirk Gambler

This article first appeared in the Good Weekend supplement of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Tucked in a

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

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

A gala for Galina

Galina Ulanova in honour of her centenary

London’s Russian community was out in force on Sunday night at the Coliseum for the sixth annual gala under the