Tag Archives: Paris Opera Ballet

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

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.

Benjamin Millepied: A stranger in his own land

Benjamin Millepied, photo © Ricardo DeAratanha/ Los Angeles Times

When Brigitte Lefèvre prepared for her retirement as director of the Paris Opera Ballet, she made it known that her

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 beauty of Paris

Watching images of the terrible 24 hours of terror in Paris, I’ve been thinking of the city’s beautiful buildings, not

The Sleeping Beauty: A ballet once seen, never forgotten

Some ballets change lives. Children remember their first Nutcracker, of course, or maybe Coppelia or Swan Lake. But for many

From Japan, by way of Australia, Hannah O’Neill takes a leading role in Paris

Hannah O'Neill, photographer unknown

The progress of Hannah O’Neill at the Paris Opera Ballet has been exceptional but I don’t think anyone would believe

An American returns to Paris: the Millepied/Forsythe connection

Benjamin Millepied at the season launch, photo © Francois Mori/AP

When Benjamin Millepied recently launched his first season as director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet he also announced

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

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.