Tag Archives: Marius Petipa

The Australian Ballet 2020

Although David McAllister’s retirement as artistic director of the Australia Ballet was announced back in May, the absolute certainty of

200 years after Petipa’s birth, Ratmansky prepares for a new Bayadère

To mark the 200 years since the birth of Marius Petipa, the choreographer was celebrated with a memorial plaque at

Whoops and whistles as Misty brings down the house

It wasn’t your everyday ballet audience. There were whoops, cheers and whistles as Misty Copeland made her entrance as Aurora

Diana and Actaeon, the odd couple of a Soviet showstopper

There’s nothing quite like the Diana and Actaeon* pas de deux to excite a ballet audience. The piece is a

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

Bourne’s Beauty Goes Global

Matthew Bourne is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his company, New Adventures, with a Sleeping Beauty-fest. After its premiere season

Turbans and tutus: the Bolshoi brings Le Corsaire to Australia

Le Corsaire, as danced by the Bolshoi Ballet, is like a croquembouche. The caramel-wrapped cone of pastry balls sprinkled sugar

Nureyev in Le Corsaire: “Choreographed on him by God”

It’s 20 years today since Rudolf Nureyev died at Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours hospital in Paris. The time of