Tag Archives: Ross Stretton

Vale Bryan Lawrence, the English dancer handpicked for the Australian Ballet by Peggy van Praagh and Robert Helpmann

Bryan Lawrence, Melbourne Cup, Australian Ballet, 1967, photo ©  Keith Byron

When Bryan Lawrence was a ballet student training in London, he once jumped so high that he felt “wonderful –

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

20:21: Shot out of the canon and onto the stage

In the Upper Room, the Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s triple bill begins and ends with jogging. The curtain opens to reveal a diagonal of dancers in

Heathcote and Radojevic: the back story

Simone Goldsmith and Steven Heathcote in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake, Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

Steven Heathcote’s appointment as the Australian Ballet’s new ballet master and repetiteur, announced this week, reunites the former principal dancer

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

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