Author Archives: valerie

George Ogilvie: How an Aussie boy with a Scottish name gave everything to be an actor, director, and finally a man seeking the truth

From co-directing the Mad Max film, “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, to his many years directing theatre companies and his time

The Australian Ballet’s new digital season

You might remember the days when Australian Ballet productions could be seen 0n free to air TV. That faded away

The Paris Opera Ballet class, World Ballet Day, 2019

Thank goodness we still have this, a video everyone can watch.

Sergei Polunin, from his student years, to the Royal Ballet, to Take Me to Church and now a father

I first saw Sergei Polunin at the White Lodge Royal Ballet School where he danced in The Sleeping Beauty’s pas

Royal Ballet class from plies to grand allegro

Keep calm and carry on in the days of dark theatres

No performances, no classes – but there’s still virtual ballet for you – Here’s the first, a documentary of two

The curtain falls for now:How dance companies are reaching out to their audiences

If you’re reading this you already know that in Australia sports come first and the performing arts come later, if

Natalia Osipova, on choreography and Pure Dance at the Sydney Opera House

The Paris Opera Ballet brings Nureyev’s Swan Lake and works by Forsythe, Robbins and Pite to Australia

The Paris Opera Ballet will return to Australia in July next year at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane.

The way they were, the way they are: Sydney Dance Company’s 50th anniversary

Performing arts companies celebrate their anniversaries in different ways but the most popular choice is a “best of the works”