Monthly Archives: May 2012

Semberova, the first Juliet

In a suburban street in Adelaide, a 99-year old woman lives with her dog, Mischa. He’s the second dog in

Sailing close to the wind in the money month of May

May is the month when money, or the lack of it, is on the minds of Australian dance companies. Every

‘Beauty’ to mark Klaus’s departure in Queensland: Three American dancers join Royal New Zealand Ballet

As a tribute to Francois Klaus, one of his major productions, The Sleeping Beauty, will mark the end of his

How a crumbling roof in Dorset brought a Ballets Russes’ gallery to Australia

I first saw these Ballets Russes’ drawings at Martyn Cook’s antique showroom in Queen Street, Woollahra in 2009. They’ve intrigued

Australian Ballet financial result: R&J sells out but the cost takes its toll in 2011

The Australian Ballet’s sold out production of Romeo & Juliet in Melbourne and Sydney attracted an audience of more than

David Hallberg the headline attraction for the Australian Ballet’s gala

David Hallberg will return to Australia to guest with the Australian Ballet in the company’s s 50th anniversary gala in

Beth Dean: a dancer many steps ahead of her time

It may have been the oddest introduction of the royal tour of 1954. ”Your Majesty,” said the general manager of

Onegin: To every thing there is a season

The double asterisks on the nightly cast lists say it all. The symbol following a dancer’s name means “debut in

The ballet class of ’62

Fifty years after they first assembled in Melbourne, 10 of the foundation members of the Australian Ballet posed for this