He performed in Ninette De Valois' ballet, "The Rake's Progress," and Frederick Ashton's ballet, "Birthday Offering," and "Facade" in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production (Silver Anniversary Celebration) at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Leslie Edwards, Julia Farron, Beryl Gray, Nadia...
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Sir Robert Helpmann
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Theatre remains the only thing I understand. It is in the community of the theatre that I have my being. In spite of jealousies and fears, emotional conflicts and human tensions; in spite of the penalty of success and the dread of failure; in spite of tears and feverish gaiety -- this is the only life I know. It is the life I love.
The Australian Entertainment Industry Association's annual awards are named The Helpmann Awards in Helpmann's honour.