19 November, 2021
Live Review

Review: The Sleeping Beauty (West Australian Ballet)

Javier Torres' The Sleeping Beauty, a shortened and expanded version made for West Australian Ballet, suits the company perfectly, exacting the utmost control and precision – the kind that has your heart in your mouth as the dancers set up to execute some truly difficult display of technical bravura.

19 November, 2021
features

The Beating Heart of Dance

Nicolette Fraillon fell into conducting dance, but she was quickly hooked by the artform. Music Director of The Australian Ballet since 2003, she guides Jo Litson through the history of ballet music, discusses the different kinds of collaborations between choreographers and composers, and wonders why ballet scores aren’t always given their proper due.