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Some of the text in The Australian Ballet timeline is adapted from essays in Luminous. These were written by Valerie Lawson (The Sixties), Jill Sykes (The Seventies), Lee Christofis (The Eighties), Michael Shmith (The Nineties) and Deborah Jones (The New Millennium).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxg42z06W_4Rudolf Nureyev and Erik Bruhn. Filmed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney, December 1962
Rudolf Nureyev, the explosive superstar recently defected from the Soviet Union, arrives in Sydney to join Erik Bruhn and recover from a minor injury sustained at The Royal Ballet. The company watches them take class with Sonia Arova. Kelvin Coe, then a corps de ballet member, said that Nureyev and Bruhn’s styles were “like fire and ice”.