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Rehearsing La Bayadére

9 hours agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

The drama, the love story, the beauty, the harem pants, the tutus! The action-packed splendour of La Bayadére is taking shape in our studios. Get your tickets for La Bayadére – it opens in Melbourne next Thursday 28 August!


By Laura Lynch, Houston Ballet Wardrobe Manager Oh my, what an incredible adventure to travel to our production designer Roberta Guidi Di Bagno’s home in Italy to shop fabrics for Stanton Welch’s new production of Romeo and Juliet, debuting in February 2015. Yes, I’m talking Rome, Italy. Roberta designed Romeo and Juliet with a wide […]

La Bayadère: Making the snakes

A deadly snake plays a key role in La Bayadère, hissing from its basket to bite Nikiya, the beautiful rival of the villainess Gamzatti. Houston Ballet uses live snakes when they dance Stanton Welch’s production of the ballet, but that’s … Continue reading ?

The nominees: Dimity Azoury

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Dimity Azoury is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. How did you first fall in love with performance? Tell us about that moment. When I was a little … Continue reading ?

Elysian bliss: The Kingdom of the Shades

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In Act III of La Bayadère, something remarkable happens. The gilded exoticism, the heated passions, the murderous intrigues recede, leaving the stage clear for a pristine display of classicism that hints at the perfection of heaven. This scene – known … Continue reading ?

La Bayadère guest artists: Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo, Principal Dancers of Stuttgart Ballet, touched down in Melbourne this week! We’re delighted to welcome back these thrilling crowd-pleasers as guest artists in our season of La Bayadère. They’ll dance the doomed lovers Nikiya and … Continue reading ?

Scenes from The Dancers Company 2014

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

After 16 performances in eleven locations, The Dancers Company tour has ended for 2014. What did our dancers see and experience on their whirlwind adventure through regional Australia? See for yourself! We’ve curated the best travel photos from the tour. … Continue reading ?


By Kalyn Oden, Houston Ballet PR Intern Let’s talk about Houston Ballet Academy’s 2014 Summer Intensive’s strength and conditioning program that the dancers participated in this season. This blog will not only give a perspective on the strength and conditioning training the dancers undertake but also about the coach himself. First, a little about the […]

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