Tag Archives: Margot Fonteyn

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

Vale Desmond Heeley, the man who, in his own words, made “dross into gold”

Desmond Heeley, the English stage designer who worked with Ballet Rambert, the Marquis de Cuevas Ballet, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan,

Mara Galeazzi returns to Australia for the gala, Ballet Stars Under the Stars

There are famous exceptions, among them Galina Ulanova, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sylvie Guillem, but few ballet dancers continue

Symphonic Variations as seen through the eyes of Wendy Ellis Somes

This article was first published in The Sydney Morning Herald. With its bomb sites, rubble and rationing, London in 1946

Irina Baronova, seen through the eyes of her daughter, Victoria Tennant

This article first appeared in the Good Weekend supplement of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Tucked in a

David Wall, the first Lescaut and Rudolf

David Wall, one of the Royal Ballet’s most acclaimed principal dancers, has died at the age of 67. Born in

The many lives of the Corsaire pas de deux

The pas de deux in Le Corsaire is one of the most famous moments in the classical ballet repertoire, yet

Nureyev in Le Corsaire: “Choreographed on him by God”

It’s 20 years today since Rudolf Nureyev died at Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours hospital in Paris. The time of

The Royal Ballet tour of Australia, 1958: the launch of a photographer’s career and the debut of a swan

Today, when a ballet company goes on an international tour, the dancers are lucky to spend a couple of weeks