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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

Matt Mattox: the Australian years – from Oklahoma! to Song of Norway

Matt Mattox, Oklahoma!, 1949, National Library of Australia, nla.pic-vn3805194

Oh What a Wonderful Mornin’ it was for Rodgers and Hammerstein when Oklahoma! opened in New York in March 1943.

Brigitte Kelly and Strelsa Heckelman: lives dedicated to dance

Brigitte Kelly in costume for Choreartium, 1938 or 1939, photo  © Spencer Shier, National Library of Australia

Two dancers whose with close connections to Col de Basil’s Ballets Russes’ tours to Australia have died – Brigitte Kelly,