Monthly Archives: June 2012

The dance floor of broken dreams

The ballroom dancer, Slavik Kryklyvyy reminds me of Nureyev. The same high cheekbones, fevered expression, tautness and temper, but most

Darcey Bussell to star in London Olympics’ closing ceremony

Britain’s most famous ballerina, Darcey Bussell, is to return to the stage to bring the London Olympics to a close.

Ballets Russes drawings find a permanent home in Australia

I recently wrote about a group of Ballets Russes’ drawings by Cecil Waller that were auctioned in Sydney in May

NYC critics, then and now

In a brief interview published yesterday, the Australian Ballet’s artistic director, David McAllister said the company had been warned to

Honesty and irony: more NYC reviews

A few days after Stephen Page’s Warumuk – in the dark night – received negative reviews by some New York

A vague night out for a trio of New York dance critics

Unlike London, where 10 dance critics might review a performance of any one production, New York is a city of

A dance–a-thon with some X factor moments

Jirí Kylián founded Nederlands Dans Theatre III in 1991 for dancers aged 40 and over. It no longer exists, more’s

English National Ballet in Australia: big stars shine on a small stage

Tucked away within the bookends of Apollo and Suite en blanc, a calm, cool pas de deux by Hans van

First Position: backstage at the world’s biggest ballet competition

First Position – the new documentary about the rigours and thrills of the Youth America Grand Prix, will have two

Spring Dance headlined by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

This year’s Spring Dance festival at the Sydney Opera House will open with the Australian premiere of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s