Tag Archives: Colin Peasley

La Scala and Nureyev, at home and abroad

The strong connection between Rudolf Nureyev and La Scala was recently honoured with a gala in Milan to mark the

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

Vale Desmond Heeley, the man who, in his own words, made “dross into gold”

Desmond Heeley, the English stage designer who worked with Ballet Rambert, the Marquis de Cuevas Ballet, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan,

A five star show to start the Australian Ballet’s year

The Australian Ballet delivered a triple treat on the opening night of the company’s 2015 season. Madeleine Eastoe, Kevin Jackson

A Nutcracker gift that keeps on giving, thanks to Peter Wright and John Macfarlane

It’s close to quarter of a century since Sir Peter Wright choreographed his Nutcracker for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He

Sydney Eisteddford’s ballet scholarship finalists, 2014

Click on the image to enlarge This year’s eight finalists in the Sydney Eisteddfod’s McDonald’s Ballet Scholarship will compete for

First the glitter, then the shadowplay: the Australian Ballet’s double bill

The Australian Ballet’s latest program is a study in contrasts: Romantic era French, versus Imperial Russian, a chandelier versus a

Frederic Franklin, the Peter Pan of dance

Six weeks before the start of World War I, Fred Franklin, a caterer, and his wife, Mabel, gave birth to

The Australian Ballet’s 50th year celebrations come to a close with documentary, talks, exhibitions

From the words of the first artistic director – Peggy van Praagh – to the thoughts of the newest Odette/Odile

All for Mrs P: A daughter pays tribute to her mother’s journey

Thanks to the vision and energy of such pioneers as Eunice Weston, Frances Scully, Kathleen Danetree, Linley Wilson, Lorraine Norton,