Monthly Archives: January 2013

McGregor’s Rite of Spring postponed due to attack on Sergei Filin

A major highlight of the Bolshoi Ballet’s year was to be Wayne McGregor’s new Rite of Spring in Moscow this

If you see only one Giselle in your lifetime, make it the Paris Opera Ballet’s

Anton Dolin, a famous interpreter of Albrecht in Giselle, once said that the heroine of the ballet should not emerge

The metamorphosis of a dark tale of trespass

Those with long memories might recall the acrobatic pas de deux, much loved in the Soviet era, for the mythical

A free man no more: Benjamin Millepied to take the reins at the Paris Opera Ballet

It seemed as though it would be a race between two former etoiles and one present etoile of the Paris

Kylián’s travels may be over but his voice still reaches out through his new website

Time was when Jirí Kylián travelled the world, with his own company, Nederlands Dans Theater, or alone, when he visited

The war at the Bolshoi Ballet escalates to a crime with a vicious attack on Sergei Filin

The shocking attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, marks a major escalation in the war between internal

Royal NZ Ballet’s new appointments

The Royal New Zealand Ballet today announced the appointment of Martin Vedel as ballet master. Vedel, who will join the

Brigitte Kelly and Strelsa Heckelman: lives dedicated to dance

Two dancers whose with close connections to Col de Basil’s Ballets Russes’ tours to Australia have died – Brigitte Kelly,

Petipa’s partner in Spain and her ethereal friends of the Romantic age – and now

After he was forced to quit his post at the Imperial Theatres in Russia, the great choreographer, Marius Petipa, spent

Nureyev in Le Corsaire: “Choreographed on him by God”

It’s 20 years today since Rudolf Nureyev died at Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours hospital in Paris. The time of