Tag Archives: Giselle

2016: The past, the present, and a very big challenge of the future

A hundred years ago the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Broadway with Bachelor Days, a vaudeville show that included a song

Millepied at the Paris Opera Ballet with “rather an American feel”

In early October, the Paris Opera Ballet’s new triple bill was filmed live at one of the most beautiful buildings

The plans ahead for the Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet

September is launch time, the month when Australian arts companies reveal their plans for the next year. On September 21,

The Helpmann Awards’ shortlist for Dance

This year’s big favourite so far for the Helpmann dance awards is the Sydney Dance Company with six nominees across

Stillness and speed, spine chills and tears: Stella Abrera triumphs as Giselle

Stella Abrera, guesting for the Australian Ballet as Giselle, gave an extraordinary performance this week, dancing the role with such

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

The “wonderful” life of Sir Peter Wright

This article first appeared in the Australian Ballet’s program for its 2014 season of Sir Peter Wright’s Nutcracker in Melbourne

The Murphy & Vernon Heritage: a work in progress

Goodwill and nostalgia united in equal measures when Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon walked onto the stage of the Sydney