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The first decade: snapshots from the early years of the Australian Ballet

Colin Peasley, Kelvin Coe and Barry Moreland rehearsing in the Australian Ballet studios in 1964, photo © Terry Phelan.

Noel Smith strode into the pit, picked up his baton, and gave the downbeat for the overture. The chatter, the

The great Erik Bruhn

Erik Bruhn (left), Kathy Gorham and unknown guest at a party at the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, Sydney,1962

If you can overlook the “decor”, this extract from Coppelia, filmed in 1963 for television, shows the greatness of Erik