Tag Archives: Yuri Grigorovich

The journey of Spartacus, stage by stage by stage

After the Bolshoi Ballet’s season at Brisbane’s Queensland Performing Arts Centre (from late June to early July 2019) the company

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

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

Hannah O’Neill joins the elite of the Prix Benois de la danse

The annual Prix Benois de la danse held at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, is a northern hemisphere event. So it’s

World Ballet Day, #5 San Francisco Ballet and the Wrap Up

In nine months Helgi Tomasson will celebrate his 30th year as artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. I think

World Ballet Day # 2: The Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi’s class was the most perfunctory of the three companies I’ve seen so far on World Ballet Day but

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 mirror images of Beauty reflected through the eyes of Ezio Frigerio

Watching a DVD filmed in 1999 of Rudolf Nureyev’s production of The Sleeping Beauty for the Paris Opera Ballet I

The war at the Bolshoi Ballet escalates to a crime with a vicious attack on Sergei Filin

The shocking attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, marks a major escalation in the war between internal

The new Beauty at the Bolshoi

If artificial snowdrifts were heaped on the base of the ornate golden and ivory columns, the set for the Bolshoi