Tag Archives: Michael Somes

Symphonic Variations as seen through the eyes of Wendy Ellis Somes

Ako Kondo, Cristiano Martino, Robyn Hendricks and Amber Scott, Symphonic Variations, the Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

This article was first published in The Sydney Morning Herald. With its bomb sites, rubble and rationing, London in 1946

The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season

Amber Scott, The Sleeping Beauty, photo © Justin Ridler

The centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2015 season is a new Sleeping Beauty, directed by the artistic director, David McAllister

When Sonia met Margot

Sonia Humphrey, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes, May 1957

It’s hard to know where this story began. Maybe in 1954, when Beverley Humphrey took her daughter, Sonia, to the

Sydney, 1957: How Fonteyn stopped the city

Frank Tait with Margot Fonteyn, curtain call

Margot Fonteyn, newly created a Dame of the British Empire, arrived at Mascot Airport, Sydney, in May 1957 in a