Tag Archives: John Cranko

From the barre to the board room and everything in between

François Klaus

François Klaus takes a refreshingly new approach to the world of ballet in his recently published book, Beyond the Barre,

Love, death, and the forgotten lands of our dreams, as told by Jiri Kylian

Rudy Hawkes and Lana Jones, Forgotten Land, Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

This article was first published by the Australian Ballet in the program for the company’s 2016 triple bill, Vitesse. Jiri

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

MacMillan’s R&J: A pivotal moment in the history of the Queensland Ballet

Tamara Rojo, Romeo & Juliet, Queensland Ballet, photo © David Kelly

Remember the date. June 27, 2014 at the Lyric Theatre in Brisbane, marked the day that the Queensland Ballet’s artistic

Royal Ballet’s Australian tour of 1958: an update

Johaar Mosaval in Midsummer Night's Dream, photo © Roy Round

After a recent post on the Royal Ballet’s tour of Australia in 1958 I was pleased to hear from Carole

All for Mrs P: A daughter pays tribute to her mother’s journey

l to r: Konstantin Tselikov, Priscilla Tseliova, Tanya Pearson and Lucinda Dunn, photo © Lightbox Photography

Thanks to the vision and energy of such pioneers as Eunice Weston, Frances Scully, Kathleen Danetree, Linley Wilson, Lorraine Norton,

Onegin: To every thing there is a season

Amber Scott and Adam Bull in rehearsal for Onegin, photo © Lynette Wills

The double asterisks on the nightly cast lists say it all. The symbol following a dancer’s name means “debut in

The precious gift of Tatiana

Amber Scott, as Tatiana in Onegin, The Australian Ballet, photo © Lynette Wills

I recently interviewed dancers, past and present, who’ve danced the role of Tatiana in Onegin or who soon will. For

The Fonteyn Follies of ’62

Front row, l to r: Ronald Emblen, Annette Page, Bryan Ashbridge. Back row, l to r: Margot Fonteyn, Brian Shaw, Maryon Lane, David Blair

With the men in miniscule swimming costumes, and the women dressed modestly in summer shirts and cotton trousers, Margot Fonteyn

Stuttgart’s Australian tour: Onegin and a galaxy of stars

Stuttgart Ballet program cover for Australian tour, 1974

As the Australian Ballet is bringing Onegin back to the stage next year, it’s interesting to recall that the first