Tag Archives: Rudolf Nureyev

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

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

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

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.

The many lives of the Corsaire pas de deux

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, Bolshoi production of Don Quixote, London 2010, photo courtesy John Ross

The pas de deux in Le Corsaire is one of the most famous moments in the classical ballet repertoire, yet

The Big 40 for Don Quixote and the Friends of the Australian Ballet

Lucette Aldous and Rudolf Nureyev, Don Quixote, 1973

The Friends of the Australian Ballet NSW is marking its 40th year with a special screening in Sydney of the

Osipova and Vasiliev: A trip to the moon on gossamer wings

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote,  The Australian Ballet  2013, photo © Jeff Busby

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev don’t just dance Don Quixote at a level of perfection we seldom, if ever, see.

The mirror images of Beauty reflected through the eyes of Ezio Frigerio

Bolshoi Ballet production of Sleeping Beauty, 2011

Watching a DVD filmed in 1999 of Rudolf Nureyev’s production of The Sleeping Beauty for the Paris Opera Ballet I

Rojo and Polunin: “The dancers become the dance”

Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin in Marguerite and Armand, photo © Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House

February in London can be the nastiest month of the year. Winter lingers. Seasonal affective disorder gets a grip. The