Tag Archives: Rudolf Nureyev

The Australian days of Annette Page, Ronald Hynd and Dudley Simpson

Annette Page and Ronald Hynd in The Firebird, Royal Ballet, 1959, photo © Roy Round

When Margot Fonteyn toured Australia in 1962 she brought with her an elite group of seven dancers, shown in the

Peter Martins retires and the dance world edges into the world of “me-too”

Peter Martins at the New York City Ballet 2017 Fall Fashion Gala, 28 September 2017, photo © Clint Spaulding/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Following accusations of sexual misconduct Peter Martins, the Balletmaster-in-Chief of the New York City Ballet gave his resignation to the

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.