Tag Archives: Col. de Basil

When the baby ballerinas took a detour to the silver screen

How many ballet dancers these days become actors? There are some, of course, including Baryshnikov, but I think the peak

Irina Baronova, billboard version, makes a second appearance – in Melbourne

First the State Library of New South Wales found a gigantic painting of Irina Baronova tucked away in the archives

A Ballets Russes’ treasure finds a new home at the State Library of New South Wales

Just when it seemed there could be no more treasures to be unearthed from de Basil’s Ballets Russes’ tours of

Cinderella: a tale best told at a time of war

Cinderella’s story can take place in any country and at any time, but in ballet terms, the tale will always

Brigitte Kelly and Strelsa Heckelman: lives dedicated to dance

Two dancers whose with close connections to Col de Basil’s Ballets Russes’ tours to Australia have died – Brigitte Kelly,

A treasure trove of ballet signatures from the ’40s

My recent post about the artist, Phyllis McLachlan, led me to the website of Douglas Stewart Fine Books in Melbourne

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 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