Tag Archives: La Sylphide

World Ballet Day # 2: The Bolshoi Ballet

Bernice Coppieters, Sergei Filin, Jean-Christophe Maillot, watching Taming of the Shrew rehearsal, Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi’s class was the most perfunctory of the three companies I’ve seen so far on World Ballet Day but

Queensland Ballet 2015: Cojocaru as Aurora and a London debut with La Sylphide

Queensland Ballet, Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide,  Shane Wuerthner & Meng Ningning, photo © Georges Antoni

For his third year as artistic director of the Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin has invited Alina Cojocaru to guest in

Ivan and Marilyn: a long, loving dance partnership linking Hungary with Australia

Ivan Nagy and Marilyn Burr, photographer unknown

Ivan Nagy, a former principal with American Ballet Theatre and husband of the Australian dancer, Marilyn Burr, has died in

Three directors and 18 years later, Olivia Bell bows out with style

Olivia Bell, Suite en blanc, Australian Ballet, photo © Justin Smith

Olivia Bell gave a gracious and elegant farewell performance last night in the ballerina role in Paquita at the Sydney

Adventures by the fireside

Tamara Rojo with Rupert Pennefather in La Sylphide © Johan Persson/ROH 2011

After watching Queensland Ballet’s Cinderella on a Friday night and the Australian Ballet’s Don Quixote the following Monday I’ve started

Ratmansky’s Cinderella tops the bill for the Australian Ballet in 2013

The big catch of 2013 for the Australian Ballet is one of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky. His