Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Ballets Russes in Australia and Beyond

In the winter of 2005, the University of Adelaide, the National Library of Australia and the Australian Ballet, received a

Elaine Fifield: the student years in Sydney

Trader Faulkner recently sent me this tribute to the ballerina, Elaine Fifield, written by his mother, Sheila Whytock, who had

Belonging and identity: Stephen Page addresses the big questions

When Stephen Page was a child, his fair skin and hair marked him as very different from his brothers. As

José Martinez to replace Nacho Duato in Spain

French and Spanish newspapers reported this weekend that José Martinez, an etoile at the Paris Opera Ballet, will become artistic

Carmen’s journey to Australia, via Marseille and South Africa

Following this week’s earlier post on the ballet, Carmen, I’ve been able to speak with Lucette Aldous, the first ballerina

Petit’s Carmen, a study in seduction

The Australian Ballet was only 11 years old in 1973 when it took something dramatically different into the repertoire –

100 per cent pure Ethan, with a dash of Johan

Ethan Stiefel, the next artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet has given his first interview signalling his plans

Hannah O’Neill wins Paris Opera Ballet contract

It’s a long, long way from Wagga Wagga to Paris but that’s the next big step for the New Zealand

Sylvie at 46

Sylvie Guillem won high praise – four stars from London critics – for her brief season last week at Sadlers

Bangarra’s hopes: more than just an “ooga-booga” story

It’s not often that an editor decides a dance story is worthy of the lead to page 3 of a