Monthly Archives: September 2012

All roads lead to Melbourne for last 50th fling of the year

Since writing the post below, it turned out that “might” was the right word for Hallberg’s appearance as he is

All change at Queensland Ballet as Li Cunxin rings in the new year

Li Cunxin’s first season for the Queensland Ballet will include three full evening ballets, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, a new production

The Australian Ballet’s birthday offering: a Swan Lake to cherish

The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary year came to a celebratory conclusion last evening with Stephen Baynes’s new Swan Lake, created

Queensland Ballet appoints Greg Horsman as balletmaster

In his first move as the artistic director-designate of Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin has appointed Greg Horsman as balletmaster. Horsman

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s new music director

The Sydney-born Nigel Gaynor, who worked with the Australian Ballet for 15 years, has been appointed music director of the

A treasure trove of ballet signatures from the ’40s

My recent post about the artist, Phyllis McLachlan, led me to the website of Douglas Stewart Fine Books in Melbourne

Phyllis McLachlan: from watercolours of dancers to life as a naval wife

The idea of an illustrated cover for a popular magazine now seems as dated as a crinoline or plus fours.

Ratmansky’s Cinderella tops the bill for the Australian Ballet in 2013

The big catch of 2013 for the Australian Ballet is one of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky. His

The godmother of Belgian dance who “inspired” Beyoncé

Here’s one of life’s stranger connections – the link between Beyoncé and an intellectual choreographer who reads the books of

The course of true love does run smooth as Neumeier’s dream team works its magic

Just four years into his four-decade long artistic directorship of the Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier created A Midsummer Night’s Dream.