Tag Archives: Le Corsaire

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

Muntagirov quits English National Ballet to become the youngest male principal at the Royal Ballet

Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov in Swan Lake, photo © John Ross

When Wayne Eagling was artistic director of English National Ballet he feared that the young dancer he mentored, Vadim Muntagirov,

Q & A with Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, photo © MIRA

With the Bolshoi Ballet’s season in Australia to open tomorrow, I spoke a week ago on the phone to Alexei

The many lives of the Corsaire pas de deux

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, Bolshoi production of Don Quixote, London 2010, photo courtesy John Ross

The pas de deux in Le Corsaire is one of the most famous moments in the classical ballet repertoire, yet

The law of unforeseen consequences unfolds at the Bolshoi Ballet

Pavel Dmitrichenko in a courtroom in Moscow on 7 March. Photo © Associated Press/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Many years ago a newspaper editor introduced me to the “law of unforeseen consequences”. It’s a distant cousin of Murphy’s

Nureyev in Le Corsaire: “Choreographed on him by God”

Nureyev, photo © Cecil Beaton

It’s 20 years today since Rudolf Nureyev died at Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours hospital in Paris. The time of

Spring in the steppes of the Bolshoi Ballet

THE Greek god of music, poetry and sun wore a dusting of white. Overnight, the snow had fallen on Apollo’s

Bolshoi Ballet to return to Australia in 2013

The Bright Stream photo © Damir Yusupov

The Bolshoi Ballet will tour to Australia next year for a season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane,

Clap your hands folks, here come the Russians

Don Quixote, Imperial Russian Ballet

When Anna Pavlova visited Australia in 1929 (two years before she died), she began her tour in Townsville then travelled