Tag Archives: Kenneth Rowell

Australia and Coppelia, the boomerang ballet

Adeline Genée as Swanilda in Coppelia

Coppelia has a unique place in the history of dance in Australia even though the ballet has a multinational history.

The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season

Amber Scott, The Sleeping Beauty, photo © Justin Ridler

The centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2015 season is a new Sleeping Beauty, directed by the artistic director, David McAllister

Peter Sculthorpe: The sun, the earth, and Ned Kelly

Kelvin Coe, Sun Music, 1968, The Australian Ballet, photo © Geoffrey Hales

Graeme Murphy was 18 when Robert Helpmann choreographed Sun Music for the Australian Ballet in 1968. Helpmann’s work “was an

St Petersburg Blue and French White unite in Imperial Suite

Adam Bull and Lana Jones, Ballet Imperial, choreography by George Balanchine, © The George Balanchine Trust, the Australian Ballet, 2014

Ballet Imperial and Suite en blanc share much – their speed and exactitude, the technical challenges that allow no hiding

Awakening a new Beauty with a gift of money

Miranda Coney, Lisa Bolte, Kathy Heathcote and Maina Gielgud with the Queen after the Royal Gala Performance of The Sleeping Beauty, 1988, photo © Desmond O'Neill

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty will be the centrepiece of the Australian Ballet’s repertoire next year. Premiering in

Beauty past and present

Princess Florine and the Bluebird

These Kenneth Rowell costume designs for the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty brought back memories of the production’s premiere at the