Why walk when you can Dance

“Why walk when you can dance.” – Ellen van Dam

In one of the lush gardens between the Australian Ballet Building and the Art Centre, one can see these graceful sculptures of ballerinas and a dragonfly in tiptoes. Thanks to my hubby for taking these photos with his iphone.

Six Word Saturday

Sculpture Saturday

La Belle Helene is a bronze sculpture by David Maughan depicting two female ballet dancers, which are both very slim and well defined as is typical to Maughan’s dancers. The sculpture was his gift to the Australian Ballet.

Continuing with the sculpture of art form and grace … this one is Dragonfly by Tom Merrifiel done as a tribute to internationally acclaimed prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, who performed Dragonfly herself in the company’s Australian tours in 1926 and 1929. This sculpture was done by Merrifield as a gift celebrating the history of dance in Australia.


  1. BeckyB says:

    Beautiful sculpture and just love these six words

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Becky for liking it. I love the feminine lines of the sculpture

      1. BeckyB says:

        It almost feels as though she is moving

        1. Teresa says:

          Fluid soft motion it seems.

  2. klara says:

    what a wonderful thought :-). agree. really graceful moves.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment and for the visit, Klara!

  3. restlessjo says:

    Yes, I like to dance too, but not so gracefully as those stunning ballerinas! Happy weekend, Teresa 🙂 🙂 I never know what day it is in Australia!

    1. Teresa says:

      Haha maybe you are graceful ….just admit it! Well, Melbourne is before everybody else except New Zealand, if that helps.

  4. Alison says:

    Great caption and such graceful statues

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Ali!

  5. nesfelicio says:

    Cool shots of cool sculptures!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Nes.

  6. ladysighs says:

    Wonderful sculptures.
    And what a wonderful mind/talent to envision and create them.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, amazing talent! ❤️

  7. Sheree says:

    Wholly charming

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sheree, a beautiful addition to the gardens.

  8. Toonsarah says:

    What beautiful sculptures!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sarah, i thinks so too!

  9. Interesting sculptures and I so agree with your six words!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Rita…the sculptures are just so attractive isn’t it?

  10. lolaWi says:

    beautiful sculptures! 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks, the form is so graceful. I really love it too!

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