Tag Archives: Ethan Stiefel

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

A story behind the story of Flesh and Bone

Sarah Hay, centre, in Flesh and Bone

If the title of the show doesn’t tell us enough then the poster does. The dancer, as you can see,

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

Ethan Stiefel’s three-year itch for his first love, Manhattan

Ethan Stiefel (left) and Sascha Radetsky (right) in Centre Stage, Columbia Pictures

The dancer and artistic director, Ethan Stiefel, the two movies – Centre Stage and Black Swan – and a new

The hard slog to success: one dancer’s story

Finding a job as a dancer in today’s economic conditions is extremely difficult. There are so few contracts and so

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

The House that Gnatt Built: RNZ Ballet at 60

RNZB at 60 cover

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has marked its sixth decade with a new book celebrating its history. The Royal New

Nigel Gaynor on conducting for ballet

Nigel Gaynor, photographer unknown

Here’s an interesting interview with Nigel Gaynor, the new music director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. He talks about

Here’s to 2013, not forgetting the best moments of 2012

With the Paris Opera Ballet in Sydney in January/February and the Bolshoi Ballet in Brisbane in May/June, 2013 is set

Royal New Zealand Ballet announces its 2013 season

Royal New Zealand Ballet 2013 poster, photo ©  Ross Brown

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 60th year will open with Made to Move, the umbrella title for three new works,