Tag Archives: Maina Gielgud

Gielgud’s Giselle, a heritage work in the Australian Ballet’s repertoire with added pizazz courtesy of David Hallberg

The minute David Hallberg makes his entrance it’s clear he’s a man of distinction and charm. No wonder the vulnerable

The Australian Ballet’s 2018 tent pole: Spartacus reinvented for the 21st century

In any ballet season there’s always a big show, a premiere, a hook that adds that extra bit of excitement

“Isn’t this the most fantastic thing?” How Kristian Fredrikson’s greatest wish came true

Kristian Fredrikson fell in love with the ballet, Nutcracker, and the music of Tchaikovsky when the Borovansky Ballet toured to

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,

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

The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season

The centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2015 season is a new Sleeping Beauty, directed by the artistic director, David McAllister

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

Awakening a new Beauty with a gift of money

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty will be the centrepiece of the Australian Ballet’s repertoire next year. Premiering in

Three directors and 18 years later, Olivia Bell bows out with style

Olivia Bell gave a gracious and elegant farewell performance last night in the ballerina role in Paquita at the Sydney

Daria Klimentova: look at her now!

Daria Klimentova’s autobiography is not so subtly subtitled Agony and Ecstasy: My Life in Dance. The Agony + Ecstasy addendum