Tag Archives: Twyla Tharp

Kevin O’Hare on the first Royal Ballet tour to Australia in 15 years and his own mantra: “Creating the classics of the 21st century”

Kevin O'Hare, photo © Joe Plimmer

At the end of this month the Royal Ballet will take up residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in

20:21: Shot out of the canon and onto the stage

In the Upper Room, the Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s triple bill begins and ends with jogging. The curtain opens to reveal a diagonal of dancers in

Up on your feet for the Upper Room

Christine Uchida, Erzsebet Foldi and Shelley Washington as the Stompers, In the Upper Room, photo ©Herbert Migdoll

A standing ovation following a ballet performance in Melbourne is a very rare event. I remember only one, when the

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

The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season

Amber Scott, The Sleeping Beauty, photo © Justin Ridler

The centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2015 season is a new Sleeping Beauty, directed by the artistic director, David McAllister

ABT conquers Australia with three American stories

James Whiteside, Cory Stearns and Daniil Simkin, Fancy Free, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Darren Thomas

No ifs or buts, American Ballet Theatre’s triple bill in Brisbane was a five-star show. On opening night, 5 September,

Kevin McKenzie on American Ballet Theatre, past and present

Kevin McKenzie with dancers from American Ballet Theatre, curtain call, 2012, photographer unknown

This is an extended version of a feature that first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 26 July, 2014

One director, two principals and four days: American Ballet Theatre’s pre-tour tour of Australia

David Campbell, Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside and Sonia Kruger at Channel 9's Mornings show

American Ballet Theatre’s artistic director, Kevin McKenzie, and principal dancers, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, whizzed through three capital cities

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

American Ballet Theatre to make its first tour to Australia

Fancy Free, ABT production, Jose Manuel Carreno, Sascha Radetsky, Herman Cornejo, photo © Rosalie O'Connor

American Ballet Theatre will perform in Australia for the first time next year. The company’s season, from 28 August until