Tag Archives: Royal New Zealand Ballet

Flying dreams and dancing animals: How children’s tales migrated to the ballet stage

Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice and Sergei Polunin as the Knave of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Ballet, photo © Johan Persson

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s publication, Balletomane. If Wonderland were a destination, we could take our seats

Alexander Ekman, from Cacti to the Cow

Alexander Ekman, photo © Peter Greig

Next Friday, 26 February, Alexander Ekman’s box office hit, Cacti, is opening in both Wellington and Sydney, with a premiere

2016: The past, the present, and a very big challenge of the future

A hundred years ago the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Broadway with Bachelor Days, a vaudeville show that included a song

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,

A story behind the story of Flesh and Bone

Sarah Hay, centre, in Flesh and Bone

If the title of the show doesn’t tell us enough then the poster does. The dancer, as you can see,

War Dances – a brief history beyond The Green Table

Branco Gaica’s photo of the men in Stephen Baynes’ ballet, 1914, is one of my favourite images on The Australian

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

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.

Harry Haythorne, 1926-2014: An inspiring life in dance

Harry Haythorne, the former assistant artistic director of the Scottish Ballet and artistic director of both the Queensland Ballet and

Queensland Ballet 2015: Cojocaru as Aurora and a London debut with La Sylphide

Queensland Ballet, Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide,  Shane Wuerthner & Meng Ningning, photo © Georges Antoni

For his third year as artistic director of the Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin has invited Alina Cojocaru to guest in