Tag Archives: William Forsythe

Benjamin Millepied: A stranger in his own land

Benjamin Millepied, photo © Ricardo DeAratanha/ Los Angeles Times

When Brigitte Lefèvre prepared for her retirement as director of the Paris Opera Ballet, she made it known that her

2016: The past, the present, and a very big challenge of the future

A hundred years ago the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Broadway with Bachelor Days, a vaudeville show that included a song

Millepied at the Paris Opera Ballet with “rather an American feel”

Benjamin Millepied in his office at the Palais Garnier, January 2015, photo © Sophie Jouve/Culturebox

In early October, the Paris Opera Ballet’s new triple bill was filmed live at one of the most beautiful buildings

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

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,

The Helpmann Awards’ shortlist for Dance

Chloe Yeong and Sam Young Wright, Quintett, Sydney Dance Company, photo © Peter Greig

This year’s big favourite so far for the Helpmann dance awards is the Sydney Dance Company with six nominees across

Quintett: A Forsythe masterpiece opens Sydney Dance Company’s year

Sydney Dance Company, Quintett, Jesse Scales and Cass Mortimer Eipper, photo © Peter Greig

William Forsythe’s Quintett has none of the fireworks of his In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated or The Vertiginous Thrill of

An American returns to Paris: the Millepied/Forsythe connection

Benjamin Millepied at the season launch, photo © Francois Mori/AP

When Benjamin Millepied recently launched his first season as director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet he also announced

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

World Ballet Day, #5 San Francisco Ballet and the Wrap Up

Francis Chung and Davit Karapetyan, San Francisco Ballet

In nine months Helgi Tomasson will celebrate his 30th year as artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. I think