Tag Archives: Natalia Makarova

Farewell to Andris Toppe, dancer, choreographer, friend and colleague of so many in the Sydney Dance Company and The Australian Ballet

Andris Toppe

Andris Toppe has died in Melbourne at the age of 71, having being diagnosed with advanced cancer in early January.

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.

One director, two principals and four days: American Ballet Theatre’s pre-tour tour of Australia

David Campbell, Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside and Sonia Kruger at Channel 9's Mornings show

American Ballet Theatre’s artistic director, Kevin McKenzie, and principal dancers, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, whizzed through three capital cities

Alina Cojocaru: “The method dancer of all time”

Alina Cojocaru, courtesy Royal Ballet

A ballerina at the peak of her career is blessed with many rewards, but there is one thing she can’t