Tag Archives: Strelsa Heckelman

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come

Isabella Boylston, Swan Lake, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Gene Schiavone

Looking backwards before glimpsing forward, the two highlights of the Australian dance year were the season of the Paris Opera

Matt Mattox: the Australian years – from Oklahoma! to Song of Norway

Matt Mattox, Oklahoma!, 1949, National Library of Australia, nla.pic-vn3805194

Oh What a Wonderful Mornin’ it was for Rodgers and Hammerstein when Oklahoma! opened in New York in March 1943.

Brigitte Kelly and Strelsa Heckelman: lives dedicated to dance

Brigitte Kelly in costume for Choreartium, 1938 or 1939, photo  © Spencer Shier, National Library of Australia

Two dancers whose with close connections to Col de Basil’s Ballets Russes’ tours to Australia have died – Brigitte Kelly,