The Royal Ballet in Alice in Wonderland

THE ROYAL BALLET IN ALICE IN WONDERLAND NOVEMBER 2017 Bold, bright, colourful and exotic this is a wonderful revival by the Royal Ballet of Christopher Wheeldon’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND first seen in 2011. It is part of the Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season. Visually stunning it showcases some fabulous theatrical effects, wonderful dancing, … Continue reading The Royal Ballet in Alice in Wonderland

PALACE OPERA AND BALLET :  ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS AN ASHTON TRIPLE BILL

  As part of the Palace Opera and Ballet season, celebrating 70 years at the Royal Opera House, the Royal Ballet brings it season to a close with a tribute to its founder choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton. The tribute comprised a marvellous triple bill featuring The Dream (1964), based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the non-narrative … Continue reading PALACE OPERA AND BALLET :  ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS AN ASHTON TRIPLE BILL

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE TO HOST THE SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD BALLET FINAL

With the eight most promising ballet students Australia can muster and top dance troupes vying for other awards, this is one of the most popular annual events in the Sydney Eisteddfod calendar. Sponsored by The Guillermo Keys-Arenas Dance Trust and supplemented by the Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund, the total prize value exceeds $36,000, often being recognised … Continue reading SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE TO HOST THE SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD BALLET FINAL

2 DOUBLE PASSES TO MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY’S ‘Archè’ @ THE CONCOURSE CHATSWOOD

Above- Kristy Lee Donovan and Alexander Baden Bryce in Arche. Photography by Taylor Ferne Photography.                                                           Following its inaugural sell out at The Concourse, Chatswood premiere season … Continue reading 2 DOUBLE PASSES TO MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY’S ‘Archè’ @ THE CONCOURSE CHATSWOOD

THE ROYAL BALLET IN BALANCHINE’S ‘JEWELS’

  We were privileged to see absolutely dazzling dancing in this revival of Balanchine’s Jewels by the Royal Ballet. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Balanchine’s work and a decade since it became part of the Royal Ballet’s repertoire. The three works, all without a clear narrative structure, are a homage by Balanchine to … Continue reading THE ROYAL BALLET IN BALANCHINE’S ‘JEWELS’

The Paris Opera Ballet in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

f we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber’d here. While these visions did appear – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scene 7 Stunningly danced the latest screening of the Palace Opera and Ballet season is the Paris Opera Ballet’s presentation of Balanchine’s A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM in two … Continue reading The Paris Opera Ballet in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

AUSTRALIAN BALLET IN ‘FASTER’ @ JOAN SUTHERLAND SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

From where does an accomplished dancer dance? From every pore of their body. From where does a very accomplished dancer dance? From every pore of their body inspired by the heart. From where does a supremely accomplished dancer dance? From every pore of their body inspired by the heart and reflected through their eyes. Enduring … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN BALLET IN ‘FASTER’ @ JOAN SUTHERLAND SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

WOOLF WORKS : THE ROYAL BALLET REIMAGINING SOME CLASSIC VIRGINIA WOOLF STORIES

Originally created in 2015 this is a welcome return of resident choreographer Wayne McGregor’s three part work based on the life and works of Virginia Woolf. McGregor’s three acts delve into three of Woolf’s novels, interwoven with images from her own life. The choreography is athletic and extremely demanding at times with death defying leaps … Continue reading WOOLF WORKS : THE ROYAL BALLET REIMAGINING SOME CLASSIC VIRGINIA WOOLF STORIES

MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS ‘BEING IN TIME’ @ THE CONCOURSE

The Melbourne Ballet Company  (MBC) has been going for a decade now and this is their first visit to the Concourse with their explosive and dynamic triple bill of world premieres given the umbrella title of BEING IN TIME. One of the important philosophical publications of our time by Martin Heidegger is the foundation for … Continue reading MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS ‘BEING IN TIME’ @ THE CONCOURSE

PALACE OPERA AND BALLET : LA SCALA BALLET PRESENTS MACMILLAN’S ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’

  Lush and stylish, this production is a glorious feats of dance, yet again proving why this version is rightly regarded as a classic. Macmillan’s fiendishly difficult choreography is marvellously performed. This screening,  in which we get to see Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland dance together for the first time. is of the performance that took place at … Continue reading PALACE OPERA AND BALLET : LA SCALA BALLET PRESENTS MACMILLAN’S ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’

PARIS OPERA BALLET MAGNIFICENT REVIVAL OF NUREYEV’S ‘SWAN LAKE’

If you want to see pure, dazzling, practically perfect classical ballet technique danced superbly then this screening is for you. The Paris Opera Ballet’s revival of  Nureyev’s SWAN LAKE is superb. The production choreographed by Nureyev was first presented at the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984 and previously last seen in 2011.  This screening was … Continue reading PARIS OPERA BALLET MAGNIFICENT REVIVAL OF NUREYEV’S ‘SWAN LAKE’

MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY GETS PHILOSOPHICAL WITH ITS NEW WORK : BEING AND TIME

Simon Hoy is the resident choreographer and tour director of the Melbourne Ballet Company and up till now has created seventeen works for the Company. Hoy studied at the Australian Ballet School and has worked in Europe, Asia and America before returning to Australia in 2007. The Melbourne Ballet Company, established in 2007, is led … Continue reading MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY GETS PHILOSOPHICAL WITH ITS NEW WORK : BEING AND TIME

THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ @ THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON

Ballet lovers should take this opportunity to see this screening of the Royal Ballet’s production of Sir Peter Wright’s version of Tchaikovksy’s /Petipa’s THE NUTCRACKER. This Royal Ballet production was particularly special as it was part of Sir Peter Wright’s 90th birthday celebrations. This is terrific family fare, a quite traditional and enchanting production with some technically … Continue reading THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ @ THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON

THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS ANASTASIA @ THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON

A must see for balletomanes, this is completely Natalia Ospiova’s show as Anastasia and she is more than sensational. The Royal Ballet has just completed the live performances of this production which took place at between the 26th October and the 12th November. We are privileged to see this amazing production via the filming of … Continue reading THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS ANASTASIA @ THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 SEASON

The Media Launch of the 2017 Australian Ballet season recently took place at the Capitol theatre rather than its usual home, the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. However, for a good part of the forthcoming season the Joan Sutherland will be shut for several months for an upgrade of its stage machinery. … Continue reading THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 SEASON

THE ROYAL BALLET’S PRODUCTION OF FRANKENSTEIN @ COVENT GARDEN LONDON

Strong, striking and dramatic with some powerful performances, the Royal Ballet’s FRANKENSTEIN, choreographed by Liam Scarlett, looms massively onto the screen. It is the latest in the Palace Opera and Ballet season. A co-production between the Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet, the work is closely based on the supernatural Gothic thriller by Mary … Continue reading THE ROYAL BALLET’S PRODUCTION OF FRANKENSTEIN @ COVENT GARDEN LONDON

PALACE OPERA AND BALLET PRESENTS THE ROYAL BALLET IN THE NUTCRACKER

The Royal Ballet weave their magic in an Peter Wright’s splendiferous, spectacular version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet. It is a sumptuous, quite traditional version, which has been around for about 30 years now and retains the Petipa /Ivanov choreography and it has to be said, unlike some versions of the work, actually makes a lot … Continue reading PALACE OPERA AND BALLET PRESENTS THE ROYAL BALLET IN THE NUTCRACKER

PARIS OPERA BALLET BALLETS RUSSES

With this screening ballet lovers are in for a great treat with the wonderful Paris Opera Ballet bringing us an extraordinary quadruple bill of four famous Diaghilev Ballets Russes works that are  very rarely performed on the contemporary stage. The performances took place as part of the Company’s Centenary program in 2009. The ballets have been lovingly … Continue reading PARIS OPERA BALLET BALLETS RUSSES

THE BOLSHOI BALLET PRESENTS THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS

This breathtaking production by the Bolshoi Ballet of John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias is full of shattering, overwhelming tempestuous passion that had some audience members in tears at the end. This is the Neumeier version originally created for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1978 telling the story of Marguerite Gauthier and Armand Duval as in … Continue reading THE BOLSHOI BALLET PRESENTS THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS

THE ROYAL BALLET IN RHAPSODY/THE TWO PIGEONS

With this great double bill the Palace Opera and Ballet season gives ballet lovers the opportunity to enjoy two fine examples of the definitive Ashton style which helped to shape British dance . RHAPSODY opened the programme, a pure abstract dance piece which was created in 1980 to celebrate the Queen Mother’s 80th birthday , with Baryshnikov in … Continue reading THE ROYAL BALLET IN RHAPSODY/THE TWO PIGEONS