Tag Archives: Jerome Robbins

Neumeier’s Nijinsky: A reflection of both the dancer and the choreographer

Alexandre Riabko, Nijinsky, Hamburg Ballet, photo ©  Erik Tomasson

The ballet Nijinsky isn’t a chronological narrative of the dancer’s life, but depicts elements of his life as he remembers

Sono Osato, a woman of mystery, magic and courage, who survived racism, and the slings and arrows of working for Colonel de Basil

Sono Osato, Roman Jasensky and two other dancers from the Original Ballet Russe, Sydney, New Year's Eve, 1939, photo © Gordon Short

A serendipitous chain of events this month began when a Sydney Morning Herald columnist asked for help with an article

Gotta sing, gotta dance? Not a problem for newbie tapper, Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum and dancers in the No Dames scene, Hail, Caesar!

It can’t be easy to upstage George Clooney but I think Channing Tatum’s done it in Hail, Caesar! the Coen

Benjamin Millepied: A stranger in his own land

Benjamin Millepied, photo © Ricardo DeAratanha/ Los Angeles Times

When Brigitte Lefèvre prepared for her retirement as director of the Paris Opera Ballet, she made it known that her

Millepied at the Paris Opera Ballet with “rather an American feel”

Benjamin Millepied in his office at the Palais Garnier, January 2015, photo © Sophie Jouve/Culturebox

In early October, the Paris Opera Ballet’s new triple bill was filmed live at one of the most beautiful buildings

World Ballet Day #3: The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov and Carlos  Acosta, Royal Ballet, rehearsing Don Quixote

The TV and radio presenter, George Lamb and the Royal Ballet soloist, Kristen McNally were the confident hosts who took

ABT conquers Australia with three American stories

James Whiteside, Cory Stearns and Daniil Simkin, Fancy Free, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Darren Thomas

No ifs or buts, American Ballet Theatre’s triple bill in Brisbane was a five-star show. On opening night, 5 September,

Kevin McKenzie on American Ballet Theatre, past and present

Kevin McKenzie with dancers from American Ballet Theatre, curtain call, 2012, photographer unknown

This is an extended version of a feature that first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 26 July, 2014

Tanaquil Le Clercq: the muse of Balanchine and Robbins and her bravery in life after dance

Tanaquil Le Clercq with George Balanchine in  costume for his ballet Metamorphoses

In a new documentary, the American film producer and director Nancy Buirski tells the tragic story of Tanaquil Le Clercq,

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