Tag Archives: Vicki Attard

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

A story behind the story of Flesh and Bone

Sarah Hay, centre, in Flesh and Bone

If the title of the show doesn’t tell us enough then the poster does. The dancer, as you can see,

Boys (almost) scoop the scholarship pool at the 2013 Prix de Lausanne

Joel Woellner, photo © Gregory Batardon / © Prix de Lausanne

The 2013 Prix de Lausanne might have set a record for the male/female ratio of dancers who reached the finals

After images linger as a generation moves on

Rachel Rawlins and Matthew Lawrence, Giselle, photo © Danielle Lyonne

Rachel Rawlins’ imminent retirement as a principal of the Australian Ballet marks a generational change at the company. Among the

The precious gift of Tatiana

Amber Scott, as Tatiana in Onegin, The Australian Ballet, photo © Lynette Wills

I recently interviewed dancers, past and present, who’ve danced the role of Tatiana in Onegin or who soon will. For

Butterflies and memories

Vicki Attard in Madame Butterfly

The faces of some dancers remain imprinted in the memory long after the dancers have retired. One still sees that

Tragic heroines

Vicki Attard in Madame Butterfly

One lives in Verona, the other in Nagasaki. One is cared for by her nurse, the other by her maid,