Tag Archives: Ako Kondo

Ako Kondo as Giselle

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

Alice’s Romp Through Wonderland

Could any creative team have as much fun as the men who sat down together to make the ballet Alice’s

Coppelia: The win-win production imprinted in the Australian Ballet’s history

The collaboration of Peggy van Praagh, Kristian Fredrikson and George Ogilvie is one of the most successful in the Australian

A night of swoons, sighs and razmatazz: The Australian Ballet’s gala of 2016

A spoonful of pas de deux by the late Agrippina Vaganova and the very present Christopher Wheeldon would be excellent

Diana and Actaeon, the odd couple of a Soviet showstopper

There’s nothing quite like the Diana and Actaeon* pas de deux to excite a ballet audience. The piece is a

Sleeping Beauty in Sydney, a second viewing

Last September, the Melbourne premiere of the Australian Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty represented the big picture, with a multitude of

20:21: Shot out of the canon and onto the stage

The Australian Ballet’s triple bill begins and ends with jogging. The curtain opens to reveal a diagonal of dancers in

Ako Kondo rises to the top of the Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet has a new principal dancer. Following her performance this evening (14 April) as Giselle, Ako Kondo was

Madeleine Eastoe followed Maina Gielgud’s advice and made the role of Giselle “entirely her own”

Every ballerina lucky enough to dance Giselle portrays the role in her own particular way. Of course she’s directed and

Madeleine Eastoe to make her farewell performance in July

After an 18-year career, the principal dancer, Madeleine Eastoe, 36, will retire from the Australian Ballet following her last performance