I’ve started conducting Q&A with Vaganova Ballet Academy students for my ballet blog. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and I’d like to thank Alisa for agreeing to answer my questions and being my first ever interviewee!
“Come away with me to the end of the world” is an invitation full of sentiment and longing, a desire to escape. The story unfolds across remote, peaceful settings, ideal for meditation, self-discovery and revelation.
“Holding the Man”, a film based on the best selling memoir by Tim Conigrave, was released nationally last week. I randomly picked this book up at the university library when I was in my second year. Since then I’ve re-read it four times, and it still manages to reduce me to tears. I have met many people over the years, both gay and straight, whose lives have been touched by “Holding the Man”. Here’s hoping that the film will introduce the book to an even wider audience.
The Australian Ballet production is Alexei Ratmansky’s second “Cinderella” – in 2002 he was commissioned by the Mariinsky Theatre to refresh Prokofiev’s fairytale, which he did with some success. Thirteen years on, the ballet is still in Mariinsky’s repertoire, but the “Cinderella” currently delighting Australian audiences is a significant divergence from Ratmansky’s original production.
melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake just wrapped the Melbourne leg wing of its international tour, and it was everything I expected and so, so much more. Cast: The Swan / Stranger – Jonathan Ollivier and […]
melmoth.co is an online archive of some of my more substantial articles and reviews. For daily updates, please follow my blog: melmoth.blog When Nikolay Tsiskaridze, (former) Bolshoi principal dancer, was asked which book he believes accurately depicts the inner life of an actor, he named Maugham’s “Theatre”. Without missing a beat.