Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Icarus Boys

Men in Motion at Sadlers Wells promised so much more than it delivered. With a running time of about an

The Sergei Storm at the Royal Ballet

Ten choreographers showcased their works in progress last evening at the Royal Opera House but one man who wasn’t there

UK National Dance Awards winners

A surgeon was working on Akram Khan’s injured Achilles tendon – and Sylvie Guillem was a no show – but

A summer’s dream in a Hamburg winter

More than three decades after its premiere, John Neumeier’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is still charming audiences, just as it did

The new Beauty at the Bolshoi

If artificial snowdrifts were heaped on the base of the ornate golden and ivory columns, the set for the Bolshoi

Ballet world mourns the death of Paul de Masson, dancer, teacher, balletmaster

The West Australian-born dancer and ballet master, Paul de Masson has died, aged 57. De Masson, who appeared in character

Cavallari to quit WA Ballet

The West Australian Ballet’s artistic director, Ivan Cavallari, is to leave the company at the end of this year. He

A century of Fauns

The editor of Le Figaro did not hold back. Reviewing the premiere of Nijinsky’s L’Après midi d’un Faune, he massacred

The magic of Fred

Fred Astaire remains a style icon more than half a century after he danced across the stage and screen. Last

Beauty past and present

These Kenneth Rowell costume designs for the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty brought back memories of the production’s premiere at the