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Sense and talent

Pippa Moore has spent 20 years with Northern Ballet. She speaks to Zoë Anderson about change, camaraderie and experience The first time Pippa Moore auditioned for Northern Ballet, she met a gruff response from then director Christopher Gable. “He said to me, ‘How old are you?’ I said 18. He said, ‘Well, this company has […]

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Get the Priority treatment at MOVE IT 2018

The team at MOVE IT have something extra special lined up for 2018, so get ready for MOVE IT PRIORITY! A brand new ticket package, MOVE IT PRIORITY unlocks a huge number of exclusive offers, merchandise and early access to the MOVE IT Class Programme. Available from September 2017, MOVE IT PRIORITY means people can […]

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Inner worlds of emotional generosity

Graham Watts meets choreographer Jasmin Vardimon  “I like talking,” explains Jasmin Vardimon at the end of our 90-minute conversation that I’d assured her PR would take no longer than a third of that time. There’s certainly enough for her to talk about. The day before we met, Vardimon’s junior company, JV2, had performed twice at […]

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Jonathan Gray goes back to the barre

It’s something I’ve been thinking about for some time now. For years, I’ve been conscious of how increasingly desk-bound a professional life spent writing and editing is, with very little opportunity for much physical activity, especially when working in a small office. A high proportion of my work takes place in a sitting position, and […]

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Mark Morris world premiere in Liverpool

This summer, Liverpool celebrates 50 years of The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The programme of 13 world premieres – one for each of the album’s 13 songs – includes a work by Mark Morris, plus theatre, art, music and multi-media performances. Sgt. Pepper at 50: Heading for Home will be performed […]

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The Music Man

Jonathan Gray met Michael Corder, the British choreographer on the eve of his 60th birthday in 2015 Michael Corder has been making ballets for 40 years now. A graduate of The Royal Ballet School (RBS), he joined The Royal Ballet in 1973, but soon began to choreograph after receiving encouragement from Leslie Edwards, the then director […]

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Carlos Miranda: A personal tribute in loving memory, by Adam Gatehouse

How to think of a world in which Carlos isn’t there? Surely he’s just gone out or gone away and will drift back into our lives at some time or other. That’s how he was. Of course I wept buckets when I heard – he was an emotional man after all. How did we first […]

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Fringe focus

The arrival of the Fringe Festival each year turns solid, respectable Edinburgh into a blur of manic physical and visual experience. Throughout the city, the most unlikely spaces become performance venues, in which cramped church vestibules, paint-peeling basements, the wings – or even the stages themselves – morph into pop-up green rooms for hectic costume-change, make-up, […]

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Peter Wright pays tribute to the members of London Ballet Circle

At a book-signing event for London Ballet Circle on August 2, its patron, Sir Peter Wright, read out to the members gathered his tribute to the Circle that he was unable to include in his recently published autobiography, Wrights and Wrongs. With permission from London Ballet Circle, we publish here his speech in full: “During […]

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Sofia Boutella

Dancer Sofia Boutella’s Hollywood career has taken off, with roles in Star Trek Beyond and Kingsman: The Secret Service. In this 2012 interview, she tells Nicola Rayner about her dance training, dancing salsa in the film Street Dance 2 3D and working with Madonna My friends were crazy with me, they said: ‘You’re having to choose between Madonna and Michael […]

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Sixty years of the Bolshoi

Jonathan Gray looks back to the Bolshoi Ballet’s first visit to London in 1956 This summer, the Bolshoi Ballet returns to London to dance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for a three-week season opening on July 25. Recently, visits by the company to the UK have become so regular they almost seem commonplace, […]

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Fashion on the ration

From luminous flowers to gas-mask balls, Zoë Anderson looks at dance and fashion in World War II Imperial War Museum North’s new exhibition,Fashion on the Ration, includes a photograph of a young woman pinning a flower to her lapel. It’s luminous, a decoration designed to make her visible in the blackout. With bombing raids expected, […]

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