Tag Archives: The Sleeping Beauty

Whoops and whistles as Misty brings down the house

Jade Wood, Marcus Morelli, Misty Copeland, Kevin Jackson and David McAllister @mistyonpointe

It wasn’t your everyday ballet audience. There were whoops, cheers and whistles as Misty Copeland made her entrance as Aurora

The Australian Ballet’s 2017 season: A year of Alice, Clara and Aurora

Amber Scott, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Australian Ballet, photo © Justin Ridler

For both the dancers and audiences, the Australian Ballet’s big show of 2017 will be Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in

A Year of Beauty in numbers

Lana Jones in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

Programming a sumptuous new production of Sleeping Beauty, initiating Storytime Ballet for children, adding a Sydney season of Graeme Murphy’s

Sleeping Beauty in Sydney, a second viewing

Lana Jones and Kevin Jackson in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, the Australian Ballet, 2015, photo © Jeff Busby

Last September, the Melbourne premiere of the Australian Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty represented the big picture, with a multitude of

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

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

Queensland Ballet 2015: Cojocaru as Aurora and a London debut with La Sylphide

Queensland Ballet, Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide,  Shane Wuerthner & Meng Ningning, photo © Georges Antoni

For his third year as artistic director of the Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin has invited Alina Cojocaru to guest in

How Bertie’s passage to India set the scenes for La Badayère

Illustrated London News supplement cover, December 18, 1875

As Marius Petipa’s La Badayère is soon to return to the Australian Ballet’s repertoire, this time in the production of

Peter Wright: The eloquent classicist, still in the rehearsal room in his 80s

Sir Peter Wright
© Richard Farley

Sir Peter Wright’s most prolific decade was the 1980s when he created productions of four great classical works, first The

Awakening a new Beauty with a gift of money

Miranda Coney, Lisa Bolte, Kathy Heathcote and Maina Gielgud with the Queen after the Royal Gala Performance of The Sleeping Beauty, 1988, photo © Desmond O'Neill

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty will be the centrepiece of the Australian Ballet’s repertoire next year. Premiering in