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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will bring ‘Swan Lake’ to Perth in 2018

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will bring ‘Swan Lake’ to Perth in 2018

The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will return to Perth in June 2018 to present a limited season of their acclaimed full-length classic production of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Founded in 1994, The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova-trained dancers but also for its […]

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Bolshoi denies Nureyev ballet delayed because of gay content

The director of Russia’s famous Bolshoi Theatre has furiously denied rumours that the shock cancellation of a ballet about Russia’s most famous dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, was because of the production’s gay content. The eagerly anticipated new ballet Nureyev was due to open tonight but just days ahead of the event the theatre announced the show […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘Takuto’ quarry season is magnificent

West Australian Ballet | Takuto: Ballet at the Quarry | Until Saturday Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The West Australian Ballet have launched their 2017 season with a spectacular performance that showcases a range of different styles of contemporary ballet while showing off the dancer’s many varied talents. The show opens with a complex […]

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WA Ballet CEO Steven Roth steps down

West Australian Ballet Chief Executive, Steven Roth, has announced his resignation having overseen the transformation of the state’s ballet company over the last eight years. Mr Roth will step down in February 2016 to take a position as Executive Director of the Scottish National Ballet. Under Roth’s leadership the company has grown considerably, moved into […]

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Genesis presents a spectrum of exciting new choreography

Genesis presents a spectrum of exciting new choreography

  My word…you do forget how fabulous a ballet dancer’s thighs can be! That is, of course, until you see them dancing on stage. Then you’re struck by how their log-like legs turn into limber liquid notes. I was reminded of the magnificence of thighs – and ballet, of course – at the opening of […]

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Fabulous Peter Pan

Fabulous Peter Pan

The West Australian Ballet’s production of ‘Peter Pan’ opened on Friday night and it’s a mountain of fun for both young and old. J.M Barrie’s popular children’s book ‘Peter Pan’ was first published in 1911 and was based on a stage play he wrote in 1904. This ballet version is choreographed by Russell Kerr to […]

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Review: Onegin is Filled With Romance and Reality

Review: Onegin is Filled With Romance and Reality

There’s something incredibly refreshing about seeing a ballet where it’s just about people. No girls turning into swans, toys coming to life or supernatural spirits stealing people’s souls. ‘Onegin’ is based on the novel by Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. It was first turned into an opera by Tchaikovsky in 1881, but this ballet was created […]

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There’s More Than One Way To Crack A Nut

There’s More Than One Way To Crack A Nut

The West Australian Ballet brings back their successful re-telling of The Nutcracker this month. The bold new take on the Christmas favourite was Artistic Director Ivan Cavallari’s first production for the company when he took up his role, now as he prepares to return to Europe the company is ready to set hearts aflutter once […]

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Review: Men in Pink Tights

Review: Men in Pink Tights

He’s known as Victor Trevino, but clearly the diva who brought the house down on stage last night at the Regal Theatre, was no-other than the principal ballerina diva herself, Nina Minimaximova. Trading blows under their gilded tulle, the Les Ballets Eloelles’s dancer ballet company, which based in New York, had the audience in the […]

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Men in Pink Tights

Men in Pink Tights

New York’s Ballet Eloelle is heading to Perth with their comical and entertaining show Men in Pink Tights which gives classical ballet a gender role reversal. OUTinPerth spoke to the company’s choreographer and artistic director, Victor Trevino from his home base in New York City last month. How would you describe the show to people […]

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