Tag Archives: Erik Bruhn

First the glitter, then the shadowplay: the Australian Ballet’s double bill

The Australian Ballet’s latest program is a study in contrasts: Romantic era French, versus Imperial Russian, a chandelier versus a

The first decade: snapshots from the early years of the Australian Ballet

Noel Smith strode into the pit, picked up his baton, and gave the downbeat for the overture. The chatter, the

The great Erik Bruhn

If you can overlook the “decor”, this extract from Coppelia, filmed in 1963 for television, shows the greatness of Erik

Bruhn and Nureyev as each other’s mirror

If you were backstage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney in December 1962, you could have seen Erik Bruhn dancing