Monthly Archives: April 2011

Australian Ballet’s live internet broadcast

The Australian Ballet announced today that it will present a live internet broadcast of its Bodytorque.Muses program. BigPond will live

Sexy photos can’t fix the woes of New York City Ballet

Seven months ago, the New York City Ballet launched a major marketing campaign designed to attract a new audience. Subway

Helpmann’s last move on the chessboard

In 1986, Robert Helpmann was in hospital suffering from emphysema when the Australian Ballet’s artistic director, Maina Gielgud, and ballet

Madeleine Parker and the Fokine connection

An American reader of dancelines, Bill Orzell, has kindly filled in some details of the early life of Madeleine Parker,

How Ashton fell under Pavlova’s spell

Frederick Ashton explains how he was entranced by Anna Pavlova, with clips of Pavlova dancing. The clip ends before Ashton

Pina in 3D: Australian premiere and Q & A

Pina Bausch, says one of her dancers, is “like a house with an attic full of treasures”. And so, too,

When Princess Margaret met Rudi, Margot, Peggy, and Bobby

It’s London, December 1965, and Princess Margaret with arrives with Lord Snowdon to see the Australian Ballet perform Raymonda, with

After the Rain – a great pas de deux

The Australian Ballet is about to revive Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. The second part of the two part work

Let’s twist again, like we did last summer!

The dance craze that set hips swiveling all over the world is about to celebrate its golden anniversary. In 1962,

Spencer Shier and the three Russian beauties

For a man who took hundreds of portraits of politicians, businessmen, society figures, actors, and dancers, the Australian photographer, Spencer