Monthly Archives: August 2011

Australian Ballet reveals its 50th anniversary program

The Australian Ballet began its life in Sydney at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1962. But 50 years on, Melbourne will

Bronislava Nijinska – “downright difficult and determined”

To be the sister of Vaslav Nijinsky would be a difficult role, firstly because of his immense fame and secondly

Pavlova on film

Inspired by the recent comment by James C. Johnston Jr on the sad lack of film footage of early 20th

Can We Talk About This?

Martin Amis was cool but his audience was livid. Speaking at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, in London, the writer

Nijinksy through the eyes and lens of E O Hoppé

Having just finished Julian Barnes’s compelling new novel, The Sense of an Ending, I’ve been thinking about the tricks that

“You have dancing shoes with nimble soles” *

Ballet flats have been a fashion staple ever since Audrey Hepburn danced through Paris in the movie, Funny Face. The

Danielle Rowe promoted to principal in Houston

On stage last Friday night, the Houston Ballet’s Danielle Rowe was promoted to principal dancer. The former Australian Ballet principal

Pina’s curtain call

When we look back at the disasters of the 20th century, from the slaughter in wars, to the greed of

The great survivors of dance

The artistic directorship of a dance company is a perilous place to be. Yes, there is the exceptional Alicia Alonso,

A life devoted to dance and Queensland

Harold Collins, the choreographer, teacher and former artistic director of the Queensland Ballet died last weekend. Born in 1942, Collins