Monthly Archives: December 2013

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come

Looking backwards before glimpsing forward, the two highlights of the Australian dance year were the season of the Paris Opera

Tchaikovsky’s Christmas present to the world: the grand pas de deux from Nutcracker

We have to thank – or blame – William Christensen, the founding artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet, for

Hallberg and Scott bring Ratmansky’s Cinderella to new heights at the Sydney Opera House

Prince Siegfried, Prince Desire, the Nutcracker Prince, Prince Charming and the Prince of the Pagodas. Princes strut through the palaces,

Hello and goodbye at the Australian Ballet and Royal NZ Ballet

It’s that time of the year when companies announce the dancers who are joining and those who are leaving. After

Carlos Acosta: the next big steps for the Cuban star

Every now and then a ballet dancer comes along who is so charismatic that they enjoy a new lease of

The cost of corruption at the Bolshoi

A day before sentence was passed on the three men accused of organising the acid attack on Sergei Filin he

The school of the Paris Opera Ballet: exactitude, heritage and life in the bubble

In 2013, the École de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris celebrated its 300th year. For much of the 20th century