Tag Archives: Paquita

Hannah O’Neill joins the elite of the Prix Benois de la danse

Hannah O'Neill, Paquita, Paris Opera Ballet, photo © Laurent Philippe

The annual Prix Benois de la danse held at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, is a northern hemisphere event. So it’s

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

Ako Kondo rises to the top of the Australian Ballet

Ako Kondo in Bodytorque, the Australian Ballet, photo ©  Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet has a new principal dancer. Following her performance this evening (14 April) as Giselle, Ako Kondo was

Three directors and 18 years later, Olivia Bell bows out with style

Olivia Bell, Suite en blanc, Australian Ballet, photo © Justin Smith

Olivia Bell gave a gracious and elegant farewell performance last night in the ballerina role in Paquita at the Sydney

First the glitter, then the shadowplay: the Australian Ballet’s double bill

Daniel Gaudiello in La Sylphide, The Australian Ballet 2013, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s latest program is a study in contrasts: Romantic era French, versus Imperial Russian, a chandelier versus a

Ratmansky’s Cinderella tops the bill for the Australian Ballet in 2013

The big catch of 2013 for the Australian Ballet is one of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky. His