Kevin Jackson, Robyn Hendricks and Ty King Wall in the Australian Ballet’s production of Spartacus.
When Spartacus and 70 or so of his comrades revolted and escaped from their gladiatorial school near Capua in 73 BC, everyone imagined the matter would soon be dealt with. But his rebellion has continued to inspire political movements.
The Atlantic Ballet Theatre will soon premier Alien, a new piece that explores the immigrant experience. Of the ballet’s 21 full-time employees, 12 are immigrants who come from nine different countries.
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Tade Biesinger as Billy Elliot in the West End musical.
Dance isn't just for girls - but boys need more support and inspiration to get them moving.
Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
The Red Detachment of Women was one of just eight model theatrical pieces approved for performance during the Cultural Revolution.
The staging in Melbourne of this classic of the Cultural Revolution has attracted controversy. And amid Bermuda shorts and weapons galore, this political ballet has contemporary resonances.
Late maturing girls tend to be privileged in ballet training. This doesn't have to be the case.
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The violence of the Royal Opera House's production of William Tell should shock us - but that doesn't mean it's wrong.
Fearne Cotton photographed for a Wonderland-inspired magazine shoot, 2006.
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Meet four women who have lived, breathed and worked to actually become Alice.
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Reinforcing the association between “elite” art forms and class privilege does nobody any favours.
The Australian Ballet preview of Art to Sky. AAP/ Nikki Short
An episode of the ABC TV comedy series Upper Middle Bogan, recently re-aired, explores the perceived class divide between high and low art forms. Edwina Bright, the daughter of a well-to-do family, who…