Tag Archives: Steven Heathcote

The Australian Ballet’s 2018 tent pole: Spartacus reinvented for the 21st century

The Australian Ballet's Spartacus poster, 1978

In any ballet season there’s always a big show, a premiere, a hook that adds that extra bit of excitement

World Ballet Day companies throw open their studio doors

Sarah Thompson and  Benedicte Bemet, Australian Ballet class

The big difference between World Ballet Day 2015 and the inaugural event last year was the way the five main

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

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

The sublime dancer and actor, Alessandra Ferri, returns to the Royal Opera House stage

Alessandra Ferri, Manon, photo © Fabrizio Ferri

The Italian ballerina, Alessandra Ferri, retired in 2007, but six years later she returned to the stage. A former principal

A five star show to start the Australian Ballet’s year

Madeleine Eastoe, the Australian Ballet, Swan Lake Act III, photo © Lisa Tomasetti

The Australian Ballet delivered a triple treat on the opening night of the company’s 2015 season. Madeleine Eastoe, Kevin Jackson

Peter Sculthorpe: The sun, the earth, and Ned Kelly

Kelvin Coe, Sun Music, 1968, The Australian Ballet, photo © Geoffrey Hales

Graeme Murphy was 18 when Robert Helpmann choreographed Sun Music for the Australian Ballet in 1968. Helpmann’s work “was an

MacMillan’s R&J: A pivotal moment in the history of the Queensland Ballet

Tamara Rojo, Romeo & Juliet, Queensland Ballet, photo © David Kelly

Remember the date. June 27, 2014 at the Lyric Theatre in Brisbane, marked the day that the Queensland Ballet’s artistic

Manon: a tale of coins, pointes and conflicts interpreted by a new generation

Lucinda Dunn, Steven Heathcote and artists of the Australian Ballet in Manon, 2014, photographer unknown

In 1978, Kenneth MacMillan, with his wife and daughter, travelled to Australia on a working holiday. During a two-day visit

Queensland Ballet unveils its 2014 season

Tamara Rojo as Juliet, in MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet, Royal Ballet, photo © Dee Conway

The wow factor in the Queensland Ballet’s 2014 season, announced today, is Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet, featuring guest artists