Tag Archives: Chengwu Guo

Coppelia: The win-win production imprinted in the Australian Ballet’s history

Ako Kondo, Chengwu Guo and artists of the Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

The collaboration of Peggy van Praagh, Kristian Fredrikson and George Ogilvie is one of the most successful in the Australian

A night of swoons, sighs and razmatazz: The Australian Ballet’s gala of 2016

Leanne Stojmanov and artists of the Australian Ballet, Symphony in C, photo © Daniel Boud

A spoonful of pas de deux by the late Agrippina Vaganova and the very present Christopher Wheeldon would be excellent

Diana and Actaeon, the odd couple of a Soviet showstopper

Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo, Diana and Acteon, photo © Daniel Boud

There’s nothing quite like the Diana and Actaeon* pas de deux to excite a ballet audience. The piece is a

Sleeping Beauty in Sydney, a second viewing

Lana Jones and Kevin Jackson in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, the Australian Ballet, 2015, photo © Jeff Busby

Last September, the Melbourne premiere of the Australian Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty represented the big picture, with a multitude of

20:21: Shot out of the canon and onto the stage

In the Upper Room, the Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s triple bill begins and ends with jogging. The curtain opens to reveal a diagonal of dancers in

Ako Kondo rises to the top of the Australian Ballet

Ako Kondo in Bodytorque, the Australian Ballet, photo ©  Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet has a new principal dancer. Following her performance this evening (14 April) as Giselle, Ako Kondo was

Gillian Murphy as Nikiya, a night to remember and the journey of La Bayadère from Petipa to the 21st century

Gillian Murphy rehearsing La Bayadere, The Australian Ballet,  photo © Kate Langley

With Christmas Eve just a month away, I thought I’d already seen the outstanding Australian dance performances of the year.

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

Isabella Boylston, Swan Lake, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Gene Schiavone

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

Three directors and 18 years later, Olivia Bell bows out with style

Olivia Bell, Suite en blanc, Australian Ballet, photo © Justin Smith

Olivia Bell gave a gracious and elegant farewell performance last night in the ballerina role in Paquita at the Sydney

Osipova and Vasiliev: A trip to the moon on gossamer wings

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote,  The Australian Ballet  2013, photo © Jeff Busby

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev don’t just dance Don Quixote at a level of perfection we seldom, if ever, see.