Tag Archives: Peggy van Praagh

Vale Bryan Lawrence, the English dancer handpicked for the Australian Ballet by Peggy van Praagh and Robert Helpmann

Bryan Lawrence, Melbourne Cup, Australian Ballet, 1967, photo ©  Keith Byron

When Bryan Lawrence was a ballet student training in London, he once jumped so high that he felt “wonderful –

Coppelia: The win-win production imprinted in the Australian Ballet’s history

Ako Kondo, Chengwu Guo and artists of the Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

The collaboration of Peggy van Praagh, Kristian Fredrikson and George Ogilvie is one of the most successful in the Australian

The family tree of dancing dolls from de Valois de Ashton to van Praagh

Madame Auriole as Columbine

With news that the Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, Liam Scarlett, is working on a new production of Swan Lake, I’ve

Australia and Coppelia, the boomerang ballet

Adeline Genée as Swanilda in Coppelia

Coppelia has a unique place in the history of dance in Australia even though the ballet has a multinational history.

The Australian Ballet’s 2016 repertoire

The Hamburg Ballet in Neumeier's Nijinsky, photo © Holger Badekow

For the first time in its history, the Australian Ballet will stage a ballet choreographed by John Neumeier, the artistic

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

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

Awakening a new Beauty with a gift of money

Miranda Coney, Lisa Bolte, Kathy Heathcote and Maina Gielgud with the Queen after the Royal Gala Performance of The Sleeping Beauty, 1988, photo © Desmond O'Neill

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty will be the centrepiece of the Australian Ballet’s repertoire next year. Premiering in

Dancing with the Planets

Antony Tudor as Neptune, 1934, photo, Angus McBean, © Harvard Theatre Collection

In Alexei Ratmansky’s new Cinderella for the Australian Ballet, the heroine is taken to the ball by a rotation of

The Australian Ballet’s 50th year celebrations come to a close with documentary, talks, exhibitions

Marilyn Rowe and Kelvin Coe in Swan Lake 1983. Photo courtesy of the Australian Ballet

From the words of the first artistic director – Peggy van Praagh – to the thoughts of the newest Odette/Odile