Tag Archives: Michel Fokine

Neumeier’s Nijinsky: A reflection of both the dancer and the choreographer

The ballet Nijinsky isn’t a chronological narrative of the dancer’s life, but depicts elements of his life as he remembers

Sono Osato, a woman of mystery, magic and courage, who survived racism, and the slings and arrows of working for Colonel de Basil

A serendipitous chain of events this month began when a Sydney Morning Herald columnist asked for help with an article

“Thank you, dear Lucia”: American Ballet Theatre celebrates 75 years

Two years before the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor in December 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt began to

Anna Volkova Barnes 1917-2013

She liked to say she led two lives – the first as a ballerina who danced on stages from Paris

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,

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