Tag Archives: Nutcracker

AurĂ©lien Scannella launches the West Australian Ballet’s line up for 2017

The Great Gatsby, Northern Ballet,  choreography David Nixon, Tobias Batley and Martha Leebolt, photo © Bill Cooper

The West Australian Ballet will bring David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby to Australia for the first time next year. Opening

Queensland Ballet unveils its 2017 season

Ghost Dances, choreographed by Chistopher Bruce, artists of the Houston Ballet, photo © Amitava Sarkar

Bespoke, a production designed to appeal to new audiences, will open the Queensland Ballet’s 2017 season next February with performances

Irina Kolesnikova’s endless flight with the swan

Irina Kolesnikova as Odile, Swan Lake, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, photo © Konstantin Tachkin

Very few dancers remain at one company for 18 years. And that’s especially rare if they’ve been performing as a

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.

Three Ladies Dancing

The Nutcracker, the Royal Ballet, 2009, photo © Johan Persson

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all Dancelines readers and friends. For me, the sound of Christmas

Millepied at the Paris Opera Ballet with “rather an American feel”

Benjamin Millepied in his office at the Palais Garnier, January 2015, photo © Sophie Jouve/Culturebox

In early October, the Paris Opera Ballet’s new triple bill was filmed live at one of the most beautiful buildings

The plans ahead for the Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet

Queensland Ballet image for the Lest We Forget season, photographer unknown

September is launch time, the month when Australian arts companies reveal their plans for the next year. On September 21,

The “wonderful” life of Sir Peter Wright

Sir Peter Wright, coaching dancers at the Dutch National Ballet, 2010

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s program for its 2014 season of Sir Peter Wright’s Nutcracker in Melbourne

If there’s mice and mirlitons and memories of our first ballet concert, it has to be Christmas

A Christmas Carol, Royal New Zealand Ballet, photographer unknown

At Christmas, we yearn for home or at least the memory of home as it was when we were children.

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