Monthly Archives: June 2011

When Sonia met Margot

It’s hard to know where this story began. Maybe in 1954, when Beverley Humphrey took her daughter, Sonia, to the

Freedom and Frau Gerty

As a dance photographer, Max Dupain is best known for his 1930s portraits of the Ballets Russes’ stars. But another

Dutch choreographer to succeed Obarzanek at Chunky Move

Anouk van Dijk is to be the next artistic director and chief executive of Chunky Move, succeeding the founding artistic

Francois Klaus resigns from Queensland Ballet

In 51 years the Queensland Ballet has been led by only four artistic directors – Charles Lisner, Harry Haythorne, Harold

Sydney, 1957: How Fonteyn stopped the city

Margot Fonteyn, newly created a Dame of the British Empire, arrived at Mascot Airport, Sydney, in May 1957 in a

Benjamin Zander on classical music

If you’re reading dancelines I’m guessing classical music is part of your life. Here’s something to brighten up a Thursday.

Sparkling Jewels and Balanchine’s babies

by Meredith Brooks George Balanchine’s full evening work Jewels, first staged complete in 1967, is now in the repertoire of

Australian Ballet returns to New York

As part of its 50th anniversary year celebrations, the Australian Ballet will return to New York in June 2012.. At

The DNA of dance

In London late last month, I watched 39 solos performed by outstanding students at the Royal Ballet School in London.

A Giselle feast in New York

Meredith Brooks reviews four stellar casts in Giselle. American Ballet Theatre has just finished its week of Giselle and I