Tag Archives: Marius Petipa

Diana and Actaeon, the odd couple of a Soviet showstopper

Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo, Diana and Acteon, photo © Daniel Boud

There’s nothing quite like the Diana and Actaeon* pas de deux to excite a ballet audience. The piece is a

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

Bourne’s Beauty Goes Global

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, Carabosse encounters Count Lilac, photo © Simon Annand

Matthew Bourne is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his company, New Adventures, with a Sleeping Beauty-fest. After its premiere season

Turbans and tutus: the Bolshoi brings Le Corsaire to Australia

Le Corsaire, the pirates' den, Bolshoi Ballet, photo © Damir Yusupov

Le Corsaire, as danced by the Bolshoi Ballet, is like a croquembouche. The caramel-wrapped cone of pastry balls sprinkled sugar

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