Author Archives: valerie

Ako Kondo as Giselle

From her first entrance as a young woman in love, until her last steps towards her grave, Ako Kondo was

Tributes to Dame Margaret Scott who changed the landscape of ballet in Australia

The Australian Ballet has announced the death of Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE, at the age of 96. David McAllister,

The American premieres of Anna Karenina and Sylvia that are coming soon to Australia

Time was when a ballet’s company’s repertoire was kept under wraps for months before the big launch. Now, with co-productions

Bangarra Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago the young Stephen Page took a break from his job as a dancer at the Sydney Dance

The Bolshoi returns to Australia

The Bolshoi Ballet is returning to Australia in winter with two ballets, George Balanchine’s Jewels and Yury Grigorovich’s Spartacus. The

The Sydney Dance Company’s leavers and joiners as it begins an anniversary year

Among the six dancers leaving the Sydney Dance Company are Bernhard Knauer and Todd Sutherland who have both given so

Edna Busse: “I was determined to be a ballerina”

Edna Busse OAM, who played a special role in the history of ballet in Australia, has died at the age

Spartacus: The good, the evil and the wall between

Lucas Jervies, the choreographer of the Australian Ballet’s new production of Spartacus wanted to create a work that relates to

Queensland Ballet’s repertoire 2019

The Queensland Ballet’s big coup for 2019 is a world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Dangerous Liaisons. Scarlett, an artist in

The Australian Ballet’s repertoire for 2019

Stanton Welch, the Australian born artistic director of the Houston Ballet, has delved into Greek mythology with his new production