Monthly Archives: August 2013

Anna Volkova Barnes 1917-2013

She liked to say she led two lives – the first as a ballerina who danced on stages from Paris

On parade: Sydney Dance Company takes to the catwalk for Les Illuminations

Sydney Dance Company’s new production, Les Illuminations, has all the hallmarks of an exclusive event. It’s impossible to buy a

The elusive first position in ballet: a race that can never be truly won

by Annie Carroll It must be nice to finish first in a race. I imagine that each time Michael Phelps

Anna Volkova: a life well lived, from Moscow to a sheep farm in New South Wales

There are transitions and then there are major life changes. Anna Volkova, who died in Sydney last weekend aged 96,

Ivan Vasiliev: “My hero, he must jump!”

The former Bolshoi Ballet star, Ivan Vasiliev, returned to guest with the Bolshoi on the company’s recent tour to London.

The miracle that is Olga Smirnova

Leo Schofield writes for dancelines from London “It’s unspeakably bad for so many reasons that the injured Bolshoi Ballet director

David Howard, legendary ballet teacher dies at 76

In March last year, David Howard, the New York-based ballet teacher told the Telegraph in the UK that age was

2014: Changes at the top for the Australian Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School

Fifteen years ago, tapping away at my desk at The Sydney Morning Herald newsroom overlooking Darling Harbour, Sydney, I wrote:

McDonald’s Ballet Scholarships winners 2013

From 174 candidates in the Sydney Eisteddfod’s major dance event, the McDonald’s Ballet Scholarships, the outright winner at the Sydney

Love and loss, glitter and glamour as Queensland Ballet mixes the bill

Chandeliers, tutus, tiaras and twinkling stars. We know what this means. Russian grandeur with a touch of Balanchine sizzle. Sparkling