Tag Archives: Don Quixote

Aurélien Scannella launches the West Australian Ballet’s line up for 2017

The Great Gatsby, Northern Ballet,  choreography David Nixon, Tobias Batley and Martha Leebolt, photo © Bill Cooper

The West Australian Ballet will bring David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby to Australia for the first time next year. Opening

World Ballet Day, #5 San Francisco Ballet and the Wrap Up

Francis Chung and Davit Karapetyan, San Francisco Ballet

In nine months Helgi Tomasson will celebrate his 30th year as artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. I think

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

New Zealand ballet and the Italian Connection

Francesco Ventriglia

Thanks to the Encyclopedia of New Zealand I discovered that a 19th-century promoter of Italian immigration pointed out that New

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

Carlos Acosta: the next big steps for the Cuban star

Every now and then a ballet dancer comes along who is so charismatic that they enjoy a new lease of

Adventures by the fireside

Tamara Rojo with Rupert Pennefather in La Sylphide © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

After watching Queensland Ballet’s Cinderella on a Friday night and the Australian Ballet’s Don Quixote the following Monday I’ve started

The Big 40 for Don Quixote and the Friends of the Australian Ballet

Lucette Aldous and Rudolf Nureyev, Don Quixote, 1973

The Friends of the Australian Ballet NSW is marking its 40th year with a special screening in Sydney of the

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.

The other Russian ballet drama: Kekhman and the Mikhailovsky

Vladimir Kekhman, photo © Petr Titarenko for Andy Fiord Studio

With so much media attention on the Bolshoi Ballet due to the attack in January on its artistic director, the