Tag Archives: Lana Jones

Spartacus: The good, the evil and the wall between

Lucas Jervies, the choreographer of the Australian Ballet’s new production of Spartacus wanted to create a work that relates to

Daniel Gaudiello makes a no-fuss, no flowers exit from the Australian Ballet stage

Daniel Gaudiello gave his last performance with the Australian Ballet on 21 March in Melbourne. When a principal artist leaves

Sleeping Beauty in Sydney, a second viewing

Last September, the Melbourne premiere of the Australian Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty represented the big picture, with a multitude of

20:21: Shot out of the canon and onto the stage

The Australian Ballet’s triple bill begins and ends with jogging. The curtain opens to reveal a diagonal of dancers in

Gillian Murphy as Nikiya, a night to remember and the journey of La Bayadère from Petipa to the 21st century

With Christmas Eve just a month away, I thought I’d already seen the outstanding Australian dance performances of the year.

St Petersburg Blue and French White unite in Imperial Suite

Ballet Imperial and Suite en blanc share much – their speed and exactitude, the technical challenges that allow no hiding

Now and then in the Australian Ballet’s night of white

When William Forsythe rehearsed his In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated with the Paris Opera Ballet in 1987 he asked one

Manon: a tale of coins, pointes and conflicts interpreted by a new generation

In 1978, Kenneth MacMillan, with his wife and daughter, travelled to Australia on a working holiday. During a two-day visit

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

At the Vanguard: tough and tender was the night

Vanguard is a trio of sweets. The first and last are sharp and brittle, a wake-up for the palate. In