Tag Archives: American Ballet Theatre

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

Sono Osato, a woman of mystery, magic and courage, who survived racism, and the slings and arrows of working for Colonel de Basil

Sono Osato, Roman Jasensky and two other dancers from the Original Ballet Russe, Sydney, New Year's Eve, 1939, photo © Gordon Short

A serendipitous chain of events this month began when a Sydney Morning Herald columnist asked for help with an article

Farewell to Andris Toppe, dancer, choreographer, friend and colleague of so many in the Sydney Dance Company and The Australian Ballet

Andris Toppe

Andris Toppe has died in Melbourne at the age of 71, having being diagnosed with advanced cancer in early January.

Tracing the path of the mystery man of the Ballets Russes in Australia

Anton Dolin, Irina Baronova, Otis Pearce, Australia, 1938/39, photographer unknown

His first name was Otis. His second name was Pearce, or maybe Pierce, as his name was often spelt. He

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

Kurt Jooss and the timeless masterpiece, The Green Table

The Green Table, Joffrey Ballet, photo © Herbert Migdoll

American Ballet Theatre’s repertoire for its autumn 2015 season includes works by Balanchine, Ashton, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris and Paul

A story behind the story of Flesh and Bone

Sarah Hay, centre, in Flesh and Bone

If the title of the show doesn’t tell us enough then the poster does. The dancer, as you can see,

Symphonic Variations as seen through the eyes of Wendy Ellis Somes

Ako Kondo, Cristiano Martino, Robyn Hendricks and Amber Scott, Symphonic Variations, the Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

This article was first published in The Sydney Morning Herald. With its bomb sites, rubble and rationing, London in 1946

Stillness and speed, spine chills and tears: Stella Abrera triumphs as Giselle

Stella Abrera rehearsing Giselle for the Australian Ballet, photo © Kate Longley

Stella Abrera, guesting for the Australian Ballet as Giselle, gave an extraordinary performance this week, dancing the role with such

The sublime dancer and actor, Alessandra Ferri, returns to the Royal Opera House stage

Alessandra Ferri, Manon, photo © Fabrizio Ferri

The Italian ballerina, Alessandra Ferri, retired in 2007, but six years later she returned to the stage. A former principal