Tag Archives: Jewels

The Bolshoi’s Jewels, with Smirnova the glittering centrepiece

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin, Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet, photo © Elena Fetisova

There were at least two compelling reasons to see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Balanchine’s Jewels, filmed in Moscow last

The miracle that is Olga Smirnova

Olga Smirnova, Diamonds, photo © Marc Haegeman

Leo Schofield writes for dancelines from London “It’s unspeakably bad for so many reasons that the injured Bolshoi Ballet director

The law of unforeseen consequences unfolds at the Bolshoi Ballet

Pavel Dmitrichenko in a courtroom in Moscow on 7 March. Photo © Associated Press/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Many years ago a newspaper editor introduced me to the “law of unforeseen consequences”. It’s a distant cousin of Murphy’s

The luminous Olga Smirnova, the Bolshoi’s new star

Semyon Chudin and Olga Smirnova in George Balanchine’s Diamonds. Photo © Elena Fetisova

When the veteran dance critic, Clement Crisp, writes that he is “dazzled” by a dancer’s presence and describes her manner

High hopes for the new year

Happy New Year

I’m anticipating a happy new dance year with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Australian Ballet, the 60th anniversary of

Christian Lacroix: fashion on the ballet stage

Christian Lacroix's design for Gâité Parisienne

Fashions in ballet costumes change slowly but you only need to look at tutus as they have evolved from the

“You have dancing shoes with nimble soles” *

Sambag ballet tote

Ballet flats have been a fashion staple ever since Audrey Hepburn danced through Paris in the movie, Funny Face. The

Sparkling Jewels and Balanchine’s babies

Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia in Rubies, photo © Paul Kolnik

by Meredith Brooks George Balanchine’s full evening work Jewels, first staged complete in 1967, is now in the repertoire of