Tag Archives: Bolshoi Ballet

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

World Ballet Day 2017

World Ballet Day 2017

The next WBD is on 5 October. Five companies, The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi, Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and

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

Benjamin Millepied: A stranger in his own land

Benjamin Millepied, photo © Ricardo DeAratanha/ Los Angeles Times

When Brigitte Lefèvre prepared for her retirement as director of the Paris Opera Ballet, she made it known that her

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 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

Maya Plisetskaya, the prima ballerina who ran her own race

Maya Plisetskaya,1964, photo © Cecil Beaton

The era of Soviet ballet tours to Australia is only a memory, but that memory returned for me with the

World Ballet Day # 2: The Bolshoi Ballet

Bernice Coppieters, Sergei Filin, Jean-Christophe Maillot, watching Taming of the Shrew rehearsal, Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi’s class was the most perfunctory of the three companies I’ve seen so far on World Ballet Day but

World Ballet Day: October 1

World Ballet Day

Tomorrow five ballet companies around the world will be live streaming from their studios, first from Australia, then Russia, the