Tag Archives: Coppelia

Robert Helpmann 1958: From the nude with violin to the lunch with Nugget Coombs

Robert Helpmann at home in London

No one excelled Robert Helpmann as a multi tasker. Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, director and publicist, Helpmann was at the

At last, David Hallberg steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight

David Hallberg, as Franz in Coppelia, Australian Ballet, photo © Kate Longley

The last supermoon of the year lit up the sky above the Sydney Opera House, the temperature hovered around 30

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

The family tree of dancing dolls from de Valois de Ashton to van Praagh

Madame Auriole as Columbine

With news that the Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, Liam Scarlett, is working on a new production of Swan Lake, I’ve

Australia and Coppelia, the boomerang ballet

Adeline Genée as Swanilda in Coppelia

Coppelia has a unique place in the history of dance in Australia even though the ballet has a multinational history.

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 “wonderful” life of Sir Peter Wright

Sir Peter Wright, coaching dancers at the Dutch National Ballet, 2010

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s program for its 2014 season of Sir Peter Wright’s Nutcracker in Melbourne

Queensland Ballet 2015: Cojocaru as Aurora and a London debut with La Sylphide

Queensland Ballet, Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide,  Shane Wuerthner & Meng Ningning, photo © Georges Antoni

For his third year as artistic director of the Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin has invited Alina Cojocaru to guest in

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

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2014 season

Andrew Veyette and Megan Fairchild, in Allegro Brillante, New York City Ballet, photo © Paul Kolnik

Early next year, Ethan Stiefel, the artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, will take his company back to