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The nominees: Imogen Chapman

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

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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

last monthDance / 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

last monthDance / 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

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

2 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

2 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

3 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 ?

Styling Ballet Imperial: Wardrobe v Pantry

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our latest take on George Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial, coming up as part of our scintillating Imperial Suite program, comes from the very dear-to-our-hearts ladies at Wardrobe v Pantry. Edible jewels? Yes please! Inspired? Style Ballet Imperial your own way and … Continue reading ?

observations 5/13

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

ABT's starry guest artists and imports are now being peddled at a discount on TDF. They're not selling any better than the real ABT dancers' performances. La Bayadere for May 26, 27 and 28 mat are available for $31. And...

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Everybody Dances

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Contributor Lauren Warnecke, gives a special #whydancematters report on the Adaptive Dance Program at Hubbard Street serving adults with Parkinson's, and now youth with Autism and physical disabilities.

Hoops

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

How is it that the New York Knicks can fire their entire coaching staff - from top to bottom - cleaning it out from corner to corner while retaining all of the players, and in a few weeks, implement a...

Lucinda Dunn: On Manon and moving on

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Lucinda Dunn OAM is a legend of Australian dance, and The Australian Ballet’s longest-serving ballerina. Tonight, after her performance in Manon at the Sydney Opera House, she’ll bid farewell to the stage. She talks to us about interpreting Manon, her … Continue reading ?

Seoul Counterpoint

I’m bummed that I missed the US premiere of Seoul Counterpoint at La MaMa a few weeks ago, but it’s still worth checking out the trailer below. Seoul Counterpoint, by Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) was presented by La … Continue reading ?

Reel Deal: Ace Your Video Audition

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possi...

Behind the Scenes of Krzysztof Pastor's "Romeo & Juliet" - Part 1

4 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

We are busy preparing for the U.S. premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet opening April 30th at the Auditorium Theatre. A choreographer from Gdansk, Poland, Pastor originally created this modern retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy...Show More Summary

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