Tag Archives: Original Ballet Russe

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

Cinderella: a tale best told at a time of war

Tatiana Riabouchinska, Cendrillon, photo © Gordon Anthony

Cinderella’s story can take place in any country and at any time, but in ballet terms, the tale will always

A treasure trove of ballet signatures from the ’40s

An inscription in honour of Wesley Hooper in Supplement to the Complete Book of Ballets

My recent post about the artist, Phyllis McLachlan, led me to the website of Douglas Stewart Fine Books in Melbourne