Tag Archives: Lana Jones

Daniel Gaudiello makes a no-fuss, no flowers exit from the Australian Ballet stage

Daniel Gaudiello rehearsing William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Australian Ballet, photo © Lynette Wills

Daniel Gaudiello gave his last performance with the Australian Ballet on 21 March in Melbourne. When a principal artist leaves

Sleeping Beauty in Sydney, a second viewing

Lana Jones and Kevin Jackson in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, the Australian Ballet, 2015, photo © Jeff Busby

Last September, the Melbourne premiere of the Australian Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty represented the big picture, with a multitude of

20:21: Shot out of the canon and onto the stage

In the Upper Room, the Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s triple bill begins and ends with jogging. The curtain opens to reveal a diagonal of dancers in

Gillian Murphy as Nikiya, a night to remember and the journey of La Bayadère from Petipa to the 21st century

Gillian Murphy rehearsing La Bayadere, The Australian Ballet,  photo © Kate Langley

With Christmas Eve just a month away, I thought I’d already seen the outstanding Australian dance performances of the year.

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

Now and then in the Australian Ballet’s night of white

Vivienne Wong and Rudy Hawkes in Chroma, The Australian Ballet 2014, photo ©  Jess Bialek

When William Forsythe rehearsed his In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated with the Paris Opera Ballet in 1987 he asked one

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

First the glitter, then the shadowplay: the Australian Ballet’s double bill

Daniel Gaudiello in La Sylphide, The Australian Ballet 2013, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s latest program is a study in contrasts: Romantic era French, versus Imperial Russian, a chandelier versus a

At the Vanguard: tough and tender was the night

Amber Scott and Adam Bull, Dyad 1929, Australian Ballet, photo © Branco Gaica

Vanguard is a trio of sweets. The first and last are sharp and brittle, a wake-up for the palate. In

The birth of Gemini: Marilyn Rowe remembers

Lana Jones, Rudy Hawkes, Adam Bull and Amber Scott, Gemini, photo © Jeff Busby

Glen Tetley’s ballet, Gemini, was created in 1973 but it still looks as fresh as a brand new day. In