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The Bolshoi returns to Australia

The Bolshoi Ballet is returning to Australia in winter with two ballets, George Balanchine’s Jewels and Yury Grigorovich’s Spartacus. The

The Bolshoi’s Jewels, with Smirnova the glittering centrepiece

There were at least two compelling reasons to see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Balanchine’s Jewels, filmed in Moscow last

The miracle that is Olga Smirnova

Leo Schofield writes for dancelines from London “It’s unspeakably bad for so many reasons that the injured Bolshoi Ballet director

The law of unforeseen consequences unfolds at the Bolshoi Ballet

Many years ago a newspaper editor introduced me to the “law of unforeseen consequences”. It’s a distant cousin of Murphy’s

The luminous Olga Smirnova, the Bolshoi’s new star

When the veteran dance critic, Clement Crisp, writes that he is “dazzled” by a dancer’s presence and describes her manner

High hopes for the new year

I’m anticipating a happy new dance year with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Australian Ballet, the 60th anniversary of

Christian Lacroix: fashion on the ballet stage

Fashions in ballet costumes change slowly but you only need to look at tutus as they have evolved from the

“You have dancing shoes with nimble soles” *

Ballet flats have been a fashion staple ever since Audrey Hepburn danced through Paris in the movie, Funny Face. The

Sparkling Jewels and Balanchine’s babies

by Meredith Brooks George Balanchine’s full evening work Jewels, first staged complete in 1967, is now in the repertoire of