Tag Archives: Brett Simon

Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake is back and better than ever

Brett Simon, centre, with artists of the Australian Ballet, Swan Lake, photo © Daniel Boud

The opening night cast of the Australian Ballet’s revival was superb. Amber Scott as Odette/Odile, Adam Bull as Prince Siegfried,

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

St Petersburg Blue and French White unite in Imperial Suite

Adam Bull and Lana Jones, Ballet Imperial, choreography by George Balanchine, © The George Balanchine Trust, the Australian Ballet, 2014

Ballet Imperial and Suite en blanc share much – their speed and exactitude, the technical challenges that allow no hiding

Manon: a tale of coins, pointes and conflicts interpreted by a new generation

Lucinda Dunn, Steven Heathcote and artists of the Australian Ballet in Manon, 2014, photographer unknown

In 1978, Kenneth MacMillan, with his wife and daughter, travelled to Australia on a working holiday. During a two-day visit

The Australian Ballet’s birthday offering: a Swan Lake to cherish

The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary year came to a celebratory conclusion last evening with Stephen Baynes’s new Swan Lake, created

Onegin: To every thing there is a season

Amber Scott and Adam Bull in rehearsal for Onegin, photo © Lynette Wills

The double asterisks on the nightly cast lists say it all. The symbol following a dancer’s name means “debut in