An ice-cream parlour around the corner from my home is called Coppélia. It's just opposite the new Fendi showroom and offices in via Solari in Milan. Now I'm sure regular readers of this blog will … [Read more...] about Coppélia: with tutus or wafers?
Q&A When did you start dancing? When I was 10 years old in my hometown of Camagüey, Cuba. Why did you start dancing? I was bored in school and a teacher came looking for kids for ballet … [Read more...] about Yosvani Ramos answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Q&A When did you start dancing? I took my first ballet classes when I was about 6 years old. It was in Brussels, and with a Russian teacher married to a Belgian. Her name was Mme de … [Read more...] about Maina Gielgud answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
The Australian Ballet's Lana Jones and Adam Bull were wonderful as the star-crossed lovers, said Carol Middleton in The Australian Stage, but wow... the production: Graeme Murphy’s new production … [Read more...] about The Australian Ballet’s new Romeo & Juliet: “ever-shifting visual metaphors and exquisite dancing”
The Australian Ballet has launched its program to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012. Revealing the season repertoire in Melbourne today, Artistic Director David McAllister announced new … [Read more...] about The Australian Ballet gets ready to celebrate 50 years of dance down-under
The Sydney Morning Herald's Frequent flyer column talked to Yosvani Ramos, principal artist with the Australian Ballet. How often are you on the road as principal artist for the Australian … [Read more...] about Australian Ballet’s Yosvani Ramos on flying
Steven McRae will be donning his tap-shoes for the latest edition of Fall For Dance at New York City Center, which will run from October 27 to November 6. Twenty companies and choreographers are … [Read more...] about New York’s ‘Fall for Dance’ announce the lineup for 2011
Well you can't blame them for trying. "Black & White: featuring the Black Swan pas de deux" was the cringe-making publicity for the English National Ballet's mixed programme. It didn't however … [Read more...] about Lifar’s Suite en Blanc “a clever, intriguing and intricately patterned work”
The Australian newspaper has asked various directors of Australian dance companies on their opinions about tattoos on their dancers: The Australian Ballet, the nation's upholder of classical … [Read more...] about Is there a tattoo taboo in the tutu world?
I've had a copy of the Australian Ballet's dvd of The Merry Widow near my desk for a very long time. As all bird-watchers will tell you, things that don't move become invisible, and so there it was … [Read more...] about In praise of the Australian Ballet – Merry Christmas with the Widow