Tag Archives: Sadlers Wells Ballet

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

Laurel Martyn, once a dancer, always a dancer

Laurel Martyn as Odette in Swan Lake, 1944, photo © Ronald Esler

As a child in the 1920s, Laurel Martyn saw Anna Pavlova dance in Brisbane. Of course she found Pavlova’s performances