Tag Archives: Alexei Ratmansky

The Australian Ballet’s 2018 tent pole: Spartacus reinvented for the 21st century

The Australian Ballet's Spartacus poster, 1978

In any ballet season there’s always a big show, a premiere, a hook that adds that extra bit of excitement

Together they stand: the trend for co-productions in the ballet world

Harlequinade, New York City Ballet, photo © Paul Kolnik

We’re fast approaching the time when dance companies release their 2018 repertoire. The Queensland Ballet will reveal its season on

Ratmansky’s Cinderella at the Coliseum – a round up of the London reviews

Artists of the Australian Ballet in Cinderella, 2013, photo © Jeff Busby

The London critics are mostly in agreement in their reviews of the Australian Ballet’s Cinderella, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky in

Daniel Gaudiello makes a no-fuss, no flowers exit from the Australian Ballet stage

Daniel Gaudiello rehearsing William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Australian Ballet, photo © Lynette Wills

Daniel Gaudiello gave his last performance with the Australian Ballet on 21 March in Melbourne. When a principal artist leaves

2016: The past, the present, and a very big challenge of the future

A hundred years ago the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Broadway with Bachelor Days, a vaudeville show that included a song

World Ballet Day companies throw open their studio doors

Sarah Thompson and  Benedicte Bemet, Australian Ballet class

The big difference between World Ballet Day 2015 and the inaugural event last year was the way the five main

The Australian Ballet’s 2016 repertoire

The Hamburg Ballet in Neumeier's Nijinsky, photo © Holger Badekow

For the first time in its history, the Australian Ballet will stage a ballet choreographed by John Neumeier, the artistic

The Sleeping Beauty: A ballet once seen, never forgotten

Some ballets change lives. Children remember their first Nutcracker, of course, or maybe Coppelia or Swan Lake. But for many

Jerome Kaplan’s design recipe for Ratmansky’s Cinderella: “Find first the good ingredients and organise well all together”

Leanne Stojmenov and Lynette Wills, Cinderella, Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

From the moment the curtain rises on the ballet Cinderella we enter a topsy-turvy dreamscape. Shoes flip into hats, a

A magic carpet ride through 2015

2015

I would, if I could, take a magic carpet ride to several continents and at least a dozen theatres to