Tag Archives: Swan Lake

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

The Australian Ballet’s 2016 repertoire

The Hamburg Ballet in Neumeier's Nijinsky, photo © Holger Badekow

For the first time in its history, the Australian Ballet will stage a ballet choreographed by John Neumeier, the artistic

Ako Kondo rises to the top of the Australian Ballet

Ako Kondo in Bodytorque, the Australian Ballet, photo ©  Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet has a new principal dancer. Following her performance this evening (14 April) as Giselle, Ako Kondo was

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

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

The “wonderful” life of Sir Peter Wright

Sir Peter Wright, coaching dancers at the Dutch National Ballet, 2010

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s program for its 2014 season of Sir Peter Wright’s Nutcracker in Melbourne

A magic carpet ride through 2015


I would, if I could, take a magic carpet ride to several continents and at least a dozen theatres to

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

A tale of two Lakes and two victims adrift in two dysfunctional courts

Chris Trenfield as the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

The Swan Lakes of Matthew Bourne and Graeme Murphy return to the stage as reliably as cherry blossoms in Japan

ABT’s Swan Lake: A beautiful Odette and Von Rothbart x 2 – the Monster and the Gigolo

Cory Stearns and Hee Seo, ABT's Swan Lake, photo © Darren Thomas

Our first Swan Lake can remain in our minds forever, much like the first Christmas we can remember, the first