Tag Archives: Alexei Ratmansky

The Sleeping Beauty: A ballet once seen, never forgotten

Some ballets change lives. Children remember their first Nutcracker, of course, or maybe Coppelia or Swan Lake. But for many

Jerome Kaplan’s design recipe for Ratmansky’s Cinderella: “Find first the good ingredients and organise well all together”

From the moment the curtain rises on the ballet Cinderella we enter a topsy-turvy dreamscape. Shoes flip into hats, a

A magic carpet ride through 2015

I would, if I could, take a magic carpet ride to several continents and at least a dozen theatres to

Australian Dance Awards: The 2014 Winners

Gailene Stock was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Australian Dance Awards at the Sydney Opera House tonight.

World Ballet Day, #5 San Francisco Ballet and the Wrap Up

In nine months Helgi Tomasson will celebrate his 30th year as artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. I think

Kevin McKenzie on American Ballet Theatre, past and present

This is an extended version of a feature that first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 26 July, 2014

Dance nominees in the Helpmann Awards, 2014

The dance panel for the Helpmann Awards 2014 has shortlisted four works for Best Ballet or Dance Work, and in

One director, two principals and four days: American Ballet Theatre’s pre-tour tour of Australia

American Ballet Theatre’s artistic director, Kevin McKenzie, and principal dancers, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, whizzed through three capital cities

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come

Looking backwards before glimpsing forward, the two highlights of the Australian dance year were the season of the Paris Opera

Hallberg and Scott bring Ratmansky’s Cinderella to new heights at the Sydney Opera House

Prince Siegfried, Prince Desire, the Nutcracker Prince, Prince Charming and the Prince of the Pagodas. Princes strut through the palaces,