Tag Archives: Sun Music

Peter Sculthorpe: The sun, the earth, and Ned Kelly

Kelvin Coe, Sun Music, 1968, The Australian Ballet, photo © Geoffrey Hales

Graeme Murphy was 18 when Robert Helpmann choreographed Sun Music for the Australian Ballet in 1968. Helpmann’s work “was an

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