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The Helpmann Awards’ shortlist for Dance

Chloe Yeong and Sam Young Wright, Quintett, Sydney Dance Company, photo © Peter Greig

This year’s big favourite so far for the Helpmann dance awards is the Sydney Dance Company with six nominees across

Madeleine Eastoe followed Maina Gielgud’s advice and made the role of Giselle “entirely her own”

Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson, GIselle, Australian Ballet, © photo Jeff Busby

Every ballerina lucky enough to dance Giselle portrays the role in her own particular way. Of course she’s directed and

Madeleine Eastoe to make her farewell performance in July

Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake,  Australian Ballet, photo © Lisa Tomasetti

After an 18-year career, the principal dancer, Madeleine Eastoe, 36, will retire from the Australian Ballet following her last performance

A five star show to start the Australian Ballet’s year

Madeleine Eastoe, the Australian Ballet, Swan Lake Act III, photo © Lisa Tomasetti

The Australian Ballet delivered a triple treat on the opening night of the company’s 2015 season. Madeleine Eastoe, Kevin Jackson

A Nutcracker gift that keeps on giving, thanks to Peter Wright and John Macfarlane

Benedicte Bernet and artists of the Australian Ballet, Nutcracker, photo © Jeff Busby

It’s close to quarter of a century since Sir Peter Wright choreographed his Nutcracker for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He

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

Honesty and irony: more NYC reviews

Alastair Macaulay

A few days after Stephen Page’s Warumuk – in the dark night – received negative reviews by some New York

Onegin: To every thing there is a season

Amber Scott and Adam Bull in rehearsal for Onegin, photo © Lynette Wills

The double asterisks on the nightly cast lists say it all. The symbol following a dancer’s name means “debut in

The precious gift of Tatiana

Amber Scott, as Tatiana in Onegin, The Australian Ballet, photo © Lynette Wills

I recently interviewed dancers, past and present, who’ve danced the role of Tatiana in Onegin or who soon will. For

Romeo & Juliet – simplicity lost in translation

Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe

There’s a place for us, A time and place for us. Hold my hand and we’re halfway there. Hold my