Tag Archives: Tamara Tchinarova

Robert Helpmann 1958: From the nude with violin to the lunch with Nugget Coombs

Robert Helpmann at home in London

No one excelled Robert Helpmann as a multi tasker. Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, director and publicist, Helpmann was at the

Madame Larose in her underground treasure cave

Olga Larose and Anna Tchinarova backstage at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, January 1940, photo © Norman Brown

As a postscript to the mystery man of Colonel de Basil’s Ballets Russes, Otis Pearce, this is the much briefer

Valentin Zeglovsky: more mysteries solved

Zeglovsky school, rehearsal for Les Sylphides, Sydney, October 1939, photo © Sam Hood, Home and Away - 19955, Courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW

The photographs by Max Dupain and Sam Hood of Valentin Zeglovsky in the State Library of New South Wales inspired

Zeglovsky and Pamela Bromley: new update

Pamela Bromley with John Faassen in Volpone, 1947

Following up on my previous posts on the Ballets Russes’ dancer, Valentin Zeglovsky, I’ve now made contact with his son

Valentin Zeglovsky: on stage, backstage and at the studio of Max Dupain

Max Dupain photographed many dancers in his Sydney studio, not only those who toured to Australia with the Ballets Russes’

Isobel Anderson, a lifetime of dance

pointe shoes still life

For a dancer’s parents, all that watching and waiting is like a long haul flight. Nothing happens and nothing happens