Tag Archives: Johan Kobborg

War Dances – a brief history beyond The Green Table

Branco Gaica’s photo of the men in Stephen Baynes’ ballet, 1914, is one of my favourite images on The Australian

A magic carpet ride through 2015

2015

I would, if I could, take a magic carpet ride to several continents and at least a dozen theatres to

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

A chemistry lesson by Cojocaru and Kobborg

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, Manon, the Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

Aristotle thought that the essence of theatrical tragedy is the empathic response of the audience who can feel the agony

Cojocaru and Kobborg to guest with The Australian Ballet next month

Johan Kobborg and Alina Cojocaru in the final pas de deux of Manon, the Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

Before Alina Cojocaru left the Royal Ballet she told me she felt constrained at Covent Garden and found solace as

Muntagirov quits English National Ballet to become the youngest male principal at the Royal Ballet

Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov in Swan Lake, photo © John Ross

When Wayne Eagling was artistic director of English National Ballet he feared that the young dancer he mentored, Vadim Muntagirov,

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

Queensland Ballet unveils its 2014 season

Tamara Rojo as Juliet, in MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet, Royal Ballet, photo © Dee Conway

The wow factor in the Queensland Ballet’s 2014 season, announced today, is Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet, featuring guest artists

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,