Tag Archives: Roland Petit

Benjamin Millepied: A stranger in his own land

Benjamin Millepied, photo © Ricardo DeAratanha/ Los Angeles Times

When Brigitte Lefèvre prepared for her retirement as director of the Paris Opera Ballet, she made it known that her

The Fonteyn Follies of ’62

Front row, l to r: Ronald Emblen, Annette Page, Bryan Ashbridge. Back row, l to r: Margot Fonteyn, Brian Shaw, Maryon Lane, David Blair

With the men in miniscule swimming costumes, and the women dressed modestly in summer shirts and cotton trousers, Margot Fonteyn

Down by the bridges of Paris with Roland Petit in ’53

Long before today’s photographers took their cameras outside to capture dancers posing alfresco, the stars of Roland Petit’s Ballets de

Carmen’s journey to Australia, via Marseille and South Africa

Sherri Raiment and Gary Norman, Carmen

Following this week’s earlier post on the ballet, Carmen, I’ve been able to speak with Lucette Aldous, the first ballerina

Petit’s Carmen, a study in seduction

Antoni Clavé 1949 drawing for Carmen costume

The Australian Ballet was only 11 years old in 1973 when it took something dramatically different into the repertoire –