Tag Archives: Robert Helpmann

La Scala and Nureyev, at home and abroad

The strong connection between Rudolf Nureyev and La Scala was recently honoured with a gala in Milan to mark 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

The Australian Ballet’s 2018 tent pole: Spartacus reinvented for the 21st century

In any ballet season there’s always a big show, a premiere, a hook that adds that extra bit of excitement

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 –

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,

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

Peter Sculthorpe: The sun, the earth, and Ned Kelly

Graeme Murphy was 18 when Robert Helpmann choreographed Sun Music for the Australian Ballet in 1968. Helpmann’s work “was an

Awakening a new Beauty with a gift of money

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty will be the centrepiece of the Australian Ballet’s repertoire next year. Premiering in

The Big 40 for Don Quixote and the Friends of the Australian Ballet

The Friends of the Australian Ballet NSW is marking its 40th year with a special screening in Sydney of the

The class of ’48, presented by Helpmann at his most “British”

A dancelines’ reader has asked if anyone can identify Elaine Fifield among the dancers in the second video below. She