Tag Archives: Rachel Rawlins

Madeleine Eastoe followed Maina Gielgud’s advice and made the role of Giselle “entirely her own”

Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson, GIselle, Australian Ballet, © photo Jeff Busby

Every ballerina lucky enough to dance Giselle portrays the role in her own particular way. Of course she’s directed and

After images linger as a generation moves on

Rachel Rawlins and Matthew Lawrence, Giselle, photo © Danielle Lyonne

Rachel Rawlins’ imminent retirement as a principal of the Australian Ballet marks a generational change at the company. Among the

A vague night out for a trio of New York dance critics

Robyn Hendricks and Daniel Gaudiello in Dyad 1929. Photo, © Jim McFarlane

Unlike London, where 10 dance critics might review a performance of any one production, New York is a city of

The precious gift of Tatiana

Amber Scott, as Tatiana in Onegin, The Australian Ballet, photo © Lynette Wills

I recently interviewed dancers, past and present, who’ve danced the role of Tatiana in Onegin or who soon will. For

Robert Curran to retire from the Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet announced today that Robert Curran is to retire as a principal artist of the company. Curran will

Tragic heroines

Vicki Attard in Madame Butterfly

One lives in Verona, the other in Nagasaki. One is cared for by her nurse, the other by her maid,