Tag Archives: Kenneth MacMillan

Vale Desmond Heeley, the man who, in his own words, made “dross into gold”

Artists of the Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow, photo © Jeff Busby

Desmond Heeley, the English stage designer who worked with Ballet Rambert, the Marquis de Cuevas Ballet, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan,

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

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

World Ballet Day companies throw open their studio doors

Sarah Thompson and  Benedicte Bemet, Australian Ballet class

The big difference between World Ballet Day 2015 and the inaugural event last year was the way the five main

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

The sublime dancer and actor, Alessandra Ferri, returns to the Royal Opera House stage

Alessandra Ferri, Manon, photo © Fabrizio Ferri

The Italian ballerina, Alessandra Ferri, retired in 2007, but six years later she returned to the stage. A former principal

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

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

Manon: a tale of coins, pointes and conflicts interpreted by a new generation

Lucinda Dunn, Steven Heathcote and artists of the Australian Ballet in Manon, 2014, photographer unknown

In 1978, Kenneth MacMillan, with his wife and daughter, travelled to Australia on a working holiday. During a two-day visit

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