Monthly Archives: December 2012

Here’s to 2013, not forgetting the best moments of 2012

With the Paris Opera Ballet in Sydney in January/February and the Bolshoi Ballet in Brisbane in May/June, 2013 is set

Merry Christmas

This photo of Anna Pavlova, dressed for her divertissement, Christmas, was one of her favourites. She signed it and gave

Balanchine on Tchaikovsky and his “music to make everyone weep”

Google loves anniversaries and birthdays and this week on its search page it celebrated Nutcracker’s 120th anniversary. Following its premiere

Contracts hard to come by in a tough year

This has been a difficult and frustrating year for dancers seeking work in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney Dance Company,

The luminous Olga Smirnova, the Bolshoi’s new star

When the veteran dance critic, Clement Crisp, writes that he is “dazzled” by a dancer’s presence and describes her manner

Genée International Ballet Competition medal winners

At the Genée awards presented this evening in Wellington, New Zealand, medals were awarded to five of the 12 finalists.

2012 Genée finalists announced

Twelve dancers have been selected as finalists at the Royal Academy of Dance’s Genée International Ballet Competition in Wellington, New

Royal Ballet’s Australian tour of 1958: an update

After a recent post on the Royal Ballet’s tour of Australia in 1958 I was pleased to hear from Carole

Dancing around the world, Sylvie notches up the miles

In her travels around the world, Sylvie Guillem will notch up many more miles than 6000 as she tours her