Tag Archives: Ballets Russes

Anna Volkova: a life well lived, from Moscow to a sheep farm in New South Wales

There are transitions and then there are major life changes. Anna Volkova, who died in Sydney last weekend aged 96,

The Ballets Russes in New Zealand: a happy holiday if you travelled in a Riley sportscar

On an arduous three-month tour of New Zealand by Col. de Basil’s Monte Carlo Russian Ballet in early 1937, the

The Australian Ballet’s 50th year celebrations come to a close with documentary, talks, exhibitions

From the words of the first artistic director – Peggy van Praagh – to the thoughts of the newest Odette/Odile

Ballets Russes drawings find a permanent home in Australia

I recently wrote about a group of Ballets Russes’ drawings by Cecil Waller that were auctioned in Sydney in May

How a crumbling roof in Dorset brought a Ballets Russes’ gallery to Australia

I first saw these Ballets Russes’ drawings at Martyn Cook’s antique showroom in Queen Street, Woollahra in 2009. They’ve intrigued

Beth Dean and Moscelyne Jasinsky: Parallel lives devoted to dance

The deaths of two dancers, one in Sydney, New South Wales, the other in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are reminders of the

The keepers of the flame

Summing up a year’s research at the Mitchell Library in Sydney, I spoke last week about my discoveries as the

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’

The Ballets Russes in Australia and Beyond

In the winter of 2005, the University of Adelaide, the National Library of Australia and the Australian Ballet, received a

Alison’s moment in Dupain’s spotlight

Within the vast collection of Max Dupain’s dance photographs at the State Library of New South Wales is a sub