Tag Archives: Ivan Vasiliev

One director, two principals and four days: American Ballet Theatre’s pre-tour tour of Australia

David Campbell, Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside and Sonia Kruger at Channel 9's Mornings show

American Ballet Theatre’s artistic director, Kevin McKenzie, and principal dancers, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, whizzed through three capital cities

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

Ivan Vasiliev: “My hero, he must jump!”

Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova in Les Flammes de Paris, photo © Elena Fetisova

The former Bolshoi Ballet star, Ivan Vasiliev, returned to guest with the Bolshoi on the company’s recent tour to London.

Osipova to join Royal Ballet

Natalia Osipova in Don Quixote, Australian Ballet 2013,  photo © Jeff Busby

The Royal Opera House has announced that the Russian ballerina, Natalia Osipova, will join The Royal Ballet as a principal

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

Spring in the steppes of the Bolshoi Ballet

THE Greek god of music, poetry and sun wore a dusting of white. Overnight, the snow had fallen on Apollo’s