Tag Archives: Peggy van Praagh

George Ogilvie: How an Aussie boy with a Scottish name gave everything to be an actor, director, and finally a man seeking the truth

From co-directing the Mad Max film, “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, to his many years directing theatre companies and his time

Peggy van Praagh’s portrait with help from Noel Pelly

For years I’ve wondered who painted the portrait of Peggy van Praagh that’s hung in the main studio of 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 Bryan Lawrence, the English dancer handpicked for the Australian Ballet by Peggy van Praagh and Robert Helpmann

When Bryan Lawrence was a ballet student training in London, he once jumped so high that he felt “wonderful –

Coppelia: The win-win production imprinted in the Australian Ballet’s history

The collaboration of Peggy van Praagh, Kristian Fredrikson and George Ogilvie is one of the most successful in the Australian

The family tree of dancing dolls from de Valois de Ashton to van Praagh

With news that the Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, Liam Scarlett, is working on a new production of Swan Lake, I’ve

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 Australian Ballet’s 2016 repertoire

For the first time in its history, the Australian Ballet will stage a ballet choreographed by John Neumeier, the artistic

The “wonderful” life of Sir Peter Wright

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s program for its 2014 season of Sir Peter Wright’s Nutcracker in Melbourne

The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season

The centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2015 season is a new Sleeping Beauty, directed by the artistic director, David McAllister