Tag Archives: Maina Gielgud

The Australian Ballet gala: Tributes to the past, hopes for the future

On November 2, 2012 – 50 years to the day since Peggy van Praagh and her deputy, Ray Powell, took

English National Ballet in Australia: big stars shine on a small stage

Tucked away within the bookends of Apollo and Suite en blanc, a calm, cool pas de deux by Hans van

Rojo and Lopez sieze the chance to call the tune

With this week’s appointment of Tamara Rojo, 37, as the new artistic director of English National Ballet, and Lourdes Lopez’s

An infinite array of storms, swans and stars

In 1996, the last year of her artistic directorship of the Australian Ballet, Maina Gielgud programmed a triple bill of

Wayne Eagling resigns from English National Ballet

The English National Ballet has announced the resignation of the artistic director, Wayne Eagling. News of his departure (which will

Ballet world mourns the death of Paul de Masson, dancer, teacher, balletmaster

The West Australian-born dancer and ballet master, Paul de Masson has died, aged 57. De Masson, who appeared in character

Beauty past and present

These Kenneth Rowell costume designs for the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty brought back memories of the production’s premiere at the

Helpmann’s last move on the chessboard

In 1986, Robert Helpmann was in hospital suffering from emphysema when the Australian Ballet’s artistic director, Maina Gielgud, and ballet