Monthly Archives: September 2011

Paul McCartney’s ballet debut

Alastair McCaulay, The New York Times dance critic, has spoken and he’s lukewarm about Paul McCartney’s first ballet score, Ocean’s

Degas through a new lens

When paintings by famous artists become so pervasive they appear on coffee mugs, umbrellas, greeting cards and key rings, their

Edward Villella to retire

The founder and artistic director of Miami City Ballet is to retire at the end of the 2012-2013 season. Edward

Borders break down as dance stars lead a double life

There’s a buzz about the move of David Hallberg, American Ballet Theatre principal, to the Bolshoi Ballet and a fair

Romeo & Juliet – simplicity lost in translation

There’s a place for us, A time and place for us. Hold my hand and we’re halfway there. Hold my

Bruhn and Nureyev as each other’s mirror

If you were backstage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney in December 1962, you could have seen Erik Bruhn dancing

The power of the preview and the shrinkage of the review

When I began to write about dance, in 1990, press reviews were the first and best way to discover the

A truck load of Yorricks

Rumour has it that the Australian Ballet’s new Romeo & Juliet, premiering on 13 September, features body parts falling onto

The spirit of Pina in film, photos and the memories of Lutz Förster

Lutz Förster looks like David Bowie and dances with the charm of Fred Astaire. To see him manipulating his hat

Clap your hands folks, here come the Russians

When Anna Pavlova visited Australia in 1929 (two years before she died), she began her tour in Townsville then travelled