This issue of Brolga begins with part of Tamara Finch's personal story of her career with the Polish-Australian and Kirsova Ballets, beginning immediately after her decision to stay in Australia after the 1938 – 39 tour by the Covent Garden Russian Ballet. (The first parts of Tamara's story were published in New York's Dance Chronicle Volume 27, Numbers 1 – 3, in 2004).
This is followed by a history of the Perth-based dance comapny Buzz Dance Theatre by Adrian J. Lowe who writes from the perspective of an interested observer and historian.
Finally, Madeline Wilson reports on her study conducted to identify and evaluate current uses for, and methods of, carrying out strategic public relations by Australian professional dance companies to enhance audience development. One of her recommendations was that in order to inform significant and long-term audience growth, we need understand the perceptions of the non-dance-going public.