Tag Archives: Sylvie Guillem

Sergei Polunin: His life so far, from his ‘Harry Potter’ world to the celebrity circuit

A bridge connects the Royal Ballet School to the home of the Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden. One day,

Mara Galeazzi returns to Australia for the gala, Ballet Stars Under the Stars

Mara Galeazzi in Mayerling, Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

There are famous exceptions, among them Galina Ulanova, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sylvie Guillem, but few ballet dancers continue

Guillem: The song is almost ended, but the melody lingers on

Sylvie Guillem, Bye, photo © Bill Cooper

Sylvie Guillem entered the stage like an inquisitive, fast moving animal. Her fingers resembled little legs, scrabbling across the floor,

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

A chemistry lesson by Cojocaru and Kobborg

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, Manon, the Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

Aristotle thought that the essence of theatrical tragedy is the empathic response of the audience who can feel the agony

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come

Isabella Boylston, Swan Lake, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Gene Schiavone

Looking backwards before glimpsing forward, the two highlights of the Australian dance year were the season of the Paris Opera

Carlos Acosta: the next big steps for the Cuban star

Every now and then a ballet dancer comes along who is so charismatic that they enjoy a new lease of

Guillem and the Pink Panther: a partnership that wasn’t to be

The Pink Panther in wire, designed by by Reynaldo Molina

6000 Miles Away, a showcase for Sylvie Guillem, is the umbrella title for three works by the distinguished Europe-based choreographers,

Rearranged by Forsythe and de-glamourised by Ek, Sylvie still shows that perfect line that comes from her ballet beginnings

Sylvie Guillem in Bye by Mats Ek, photo © Bill Cooper

In Sylvie Guillem’s production, 6000 Miles Away, William Forsythe’s abstract duet, Rearray, is the brain and Mats Ek’s melancholy solo,

Here’s to 2013, not forgetting the best moments of 2012

With the Paris Opera Ballet in Sydney in January/February and the Bolshoi Ballet in Brisbane in May/June, 2013 is set