Monthly Archives: October 2011

David Hallberg muses on Moscow life

The BBC has filmed Hallberg in New York, drinking a mug of undrinkable-looking coffee, and talking of how it might

Morphoses now and next

At Sadlers Wells Theatre in September 2008, Chistopher Wheeldon told me his plans for Morphoses. With the company’s co-founder, Lourdes

Signs of the times

In its home town, Sydney Dance Company is presenting Rafael Bonachela’s most engaging work since he became the company’s artistic

Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet: 2012

The Queensland Ballet is entering a land of dreams next year with a new production based on the fairy tales

The great Erik Bruhn

If you can overlook the “decor”, this extract from Coppelia, filmed in 1963 for television, shows the greatness of Erik

Dancers and dogs all at sea

Trawling through digitised Australian newspapers from the 1930s, I came across an article about the various souvenirs bought by or

The new guardians of the Ashton legacy

A week after the death of Alexander Grant, who inherited the copyright to Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, comes

Genée winners in 2011, the last year of the RAD reign of Dame Antoinette

Three silver medals but no gold were awarded on Sunday at the Royal Academy of Dance’s Genée International Ballet Competition

The dancing Queen and the Abominable No Man

Don’t dance all night with me Till the stars fade from above. They’ll see it’s alright with me People will

Alexander Grant: “The marvellous day when Frederick arrived”

Alexander Grant, one of the outstanding dancers of his generation, has died at the age of 86. The muse and