Monthly Archives: August 2012

Close encounters with Nijinsky: Hamburg Ballet’s outstanding Australian premiere

For his ballet, Nijinsky, the choreographer, John Neumeier burrows deep into the mind of the great dancer to tell of

After the Olympics, Darcey Bussell stays in the spotlight

Darcey Bussell stood on a miniscule platform at the highest point of the Olympic Stadium. Her feet, encased in yellow

Memories of Kelvin Coe

In 1992, ABC TV screened a documentary on the former Australian Ballet principal, Kelvin Coe, who died in July that

Helpmann: “I like to be head of everything”

His first and most adoring fan was his mother. One day she found a pile of old newspapers on the

Alina Cojocaru: “The method dancer of all time”

A ballerina at the peak of her career is blessed with many rewards, but there is one thing she can’t

A place of solitude and dreams: Jacob’s Pillow celebrated in an inspiring new documentary

Never Stand Still, a film about a dance festival, launched the Spring Dance festival in Sydney this week. It’s a

Spain and Morocco merge in an amber glow

The dance festival circuit is a blessing for such charismatic performers as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan, and

The ‘shock’ of the old: Eifman’s low voltage Anna Karenina

As the saying goes “in matters of taste, there can be no disputes”. For at least a third of the

Darcey in the plumage of the Phoenix

Christopher Wheeldon gave a whole new meaning to the Firebird with his choreography for the final minutes of the 2012

All for Mrs P: A daughter pays tribute to her mother’s journey

Thanks to the vision and energy of such pioneers as Eunice Weston, Frances Scully, Kathleen Danetree, Linley Wilson, Lorraine Norton,