Tag Archives: Manon

The sublime dancer and actor, Alessandra Ferri, returns to the Royal Opera House stage

Alessandra Ferri, Manon, photo © Fabrizio Ferri

The Italian ballerina, Alessandra Ferri, retired in 2007, but six years later she returned to the stage. A former principal

A magic carpet ride through 2015

2015

I would, if I could, take a magic carpet ride to several continents and at least a dozen theatres to

World Ballet Day, #4 National Ballet of Canada

Less than four months ago, Aleksander Antonijevic, a principal at the National Ballet of Canada, ditched his black tights and

World Ballet Day, #5 San Francisco Ballet and the Wrap Up

Francis Chung and Davit Karapetyan, San Francisco Ballet

In nine months Helgi Tomasson will celebrate his 30th year as artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. I think

World Ballet Day #3: The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov and Carlos  Acosta, Royal Ballet, rehearsing Don Quixote

The TV and radio presenter, George Lamb and the Royal Ballet soloist, Kristen McNally were the confident hosts who took

World Ballet Day: October 1

World Ballet Day

Tomorrow five ballet companies around the world will be live streaming from their studios, first from Australia, then Russia, the

A chemistry lesson by Cojocaru and Kobborg

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, Manon, the Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

Aristotle thought that the essence of theatrical tragedy is the empathic response of the audience who can feel the agony

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

Cojocaru and Kobborg to guest with The Australian Ballet next month

Johan Kobborg and Alina Cojocaru in the final pas de deux of Manon, the Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

Before Alina Cojocaru left the Royal Ballet she told me she felt constrained at Covent Garden and found solace as

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come

Isabella Boylston, Swan Lake, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Gene Schiavone

Looking backwards before glimpsing forward, the two highlights of the Australian dance year were the season of the Paris Opera