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NYCB – The Nutcracker Opening Night 11/28

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This story hasn’t made The New York Times yet, but there has been plenty of vitriol spewed by those guys Brux & Boggle on WRAT Talk Radio. They didn’t like what went down last night at the opening performance of...

observations 11/18

The fix is in. ABT has rigged the press coverage of its Nutcracker performances this year. Other than the opening night performance, they are presently offering only two press nights: Misty Copeland's second performance on December 18th and Hee Seo's...

Gillian Murphy: In the house

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ballet squeal! Superstar Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre, has joined us at Sydney Opera House to rehearse for her upcoming performances as Nikiya in La Bayadère. This scintillating dancer excels in every area of the art form, … Continue reading ?

Miko Fogarty: Her Flare for Flan and Dramatic Style

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Miko Fogarty appeared in the award-winning 2011 ballet documentary “First Position” and has accumulated awards from prestigious dance competitions such as YAGP, the Prix de Lausanne, the Varna International Ballet Competition, and the Moscow International Ballet Competition. She chats with us about her hobbies, cross-training, and more.

NYCB – Chaconne in beautiful harmony 10/8

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

After getting a shot in the arm for flu season on Wednesday afternoon, Haglund proceeded to ensconce himself in a plush seat at New York City Ballet in the evening for what turned out to be another shot in the...

Behind the scenes at our 2015 shoot

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our 2015 season will be A Year of Beauty – so when we shot the images for its launch, we wanted to capture something truly exquisite. And with the help of our dancers, photographer Justin Ridler, and a Spring meadow-full … Continue reading ?

Story & Emotion: An Interview with Xander Parish

4 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

A gala event for the prestigious Premio Positano Danza Léonide Massine took place last Saturday in Positano, Italy. This year’s winners include the Bolshoi’s Olga... The post Story & Emotion: An Interview with Xander Parish appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Ballet Men

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Let’s hear it for the boys! Ballet dads driving round their dance-mad kids, guys joining girls at the barre, the fabulous men of The Australian Ballet … we love you all! We’re kicking off every Monday by celebrating our favourite … Continue reading ?

The nominees: Imogen Chapman

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Imogen Chapman is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. What was it like training at The Royal Ballet School? What’s the main thing you took away from the … Continue reading ?

Don Q gets a shot of Red Bull this month

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Julio Bocca’s, Ballet Nacional Sodre, premieres a brand new production of Don Quijote in Montevideo with choreography by Raúl Candal/Silvia Bazilas and designs by Hugo Millán. Our own Maria Riccetto will be making her Kitri debut on Friday, August 29th...

The nominees: Ingrid Gow

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ingrid Gow is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. You knew from the age of four you wanted to be a ballerina – what attracted you about ballet … Continue reading ?

Winter Ballet illustrations – our shortlist

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

To celebrate our winter season, we asked The Australian Ballet’s digital community to create and share an illustration inspired by the coldest part of the year and the ballet. The responses were extraordinary, warm and heartfelt. We had so many … Continue reading ?

The nominees: Rina Nemoto

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Rina Nemoto is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. What first inspired your love of dance? I started ballet when I was three years old. My mother told … Continue reading ?

The nominees: Jade Wood

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Jade Wood is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. What was the first ballet you saw that blew you away, and why? I can’t remember my very first … Continue reading ?

Behind the scenes of our La Bayadère shoot

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

The lavish Indian design of Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère inspired a shoot featuring Soloist Robyn Hendricks as the ballet’s spoilt princess Gamzatti, who’ll go to any lengths to win the handsome warrior Solor. As a rajah’s daughter, Gamzatti wears costumes … Continue reading ?

The nominees: Cristiano Martino

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Cristiano Martino is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. Like many dancers, you moved to Melbourne from interstate to pursue your dance training at The Australian Ballet School. … Continue reading ?

observations 7/10

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Angel Corella will stage a full length Don Quixote for 60 pre-professional students of The Hartt School's Community Division in West Hartford where he is in residence at the school's four-week ballet intensive program. The Don Quixote will be on...

Laura Tong: Dancing the Cigarette solo

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

The Cigarette solo from Suite en blanc is so named because it’s set to music composed by Edouard Lalo for a long-lost ballet called Namouna. Not much is known about Namouna, which was about a slave girl and her two … Continue readin...

Bodytorque choreographers: Alice Topp

7 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Alice Topp, Bodytorque favourite and dancer of The Australian Ballet, will make her fourth work as part of Bodytorque.DNA. We spoke to her about her vision of a world where similarities are just as important as differences. Tell us about … Continue reading ?

Ballet in winter

7 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Melbourne. The honeyed light of early winter. The stylised mid-century lines of Serge Lifar’s ballet Suite en blanc. A Deco mansion floating like a creamy ocean liner in the forest, waking to life again after a sleep of more than … Continue reading ?

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