Tag Archives: Frederick Ashton

The Australian Ballet 2020

Although David McAllister’s retirement as artistic director of the Australia Ballet was announced back in May, the absolute certainty of

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

Flying dreams and dancing animals: How children’s tales migrated to the ballet stage

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s publication, Balletomane. If Wonderland were a destination, we could take our seats

Kevin O’Hare on the first Royal Ballet tour to Australia in 15 years and his own mantra: “Creating the classics of the 21st century”

At the end of this month the Royal Ballet will take up residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in

The family tree of dancing dolls from de Valois de Ashton to van Praagh

With news that the Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, Liam Scarlett, is working on a new production of Swan Lake, I’ve

World Ballet Day companies throw open their studio doors

The big difference between World Ballet Day 2015 and the inaugural event last year was the way the five main

Symphonic Variations as seen through the eyes of Wendy Ellis Somes

This article was first published in The Sydney Morning Herald. With its bomb sites, rubble and rationing, London in 1946

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

If there’s mice and mirlitons and memories of our first ballet concert, it has to be Christmas

At Christmas, we yearn for home or at least the memory of home as it was when we were children.

World Ballet Day: October 1

Tomorrow five ballet companies around the world will be live streaming from their studios, first from Australia, then Russia, the