Tag Archives: Borovansky Ballet

The Australian days of Annette Page, Ronald Hynd and Dudley Simpson

When Margot Fonteyn toured Australia in 1962 she brought with her an elite group of seven dancers, shown in the

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

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

From Warsaw to Dunedin, the unfortunate life of Thadee Slavinsky

Maybe it’s because he died in Dunedin, New Zealand – where I was born – or maybe it’s because he

Australia and Coppelia, the boomerang ballet

Coppelia has a unique place in the history of dance in Australia even though the ballet has a multinational history.

The Sleeping Beauty: A ballet once seen, never forgotten

Some ballets change lives. Children remember their first Nutcracker, of course, or maybe Coppelia or Swan Lake. But for many

David Lichine’s Australian years with and without Borovansky

The audience at Sydney’s Theatre Royal was thrilled to see the glamorous Ballets Russes’ star for the first time. The

The House that Gnatt Built: RNZ Ballet at 60

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has marked its sixth decade with a new book celebrating its history. The Royal New

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

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

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