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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 […]

One Dance UK’s Choreographic Observerships

Applications are now open for One Dance UK’s Choreographic Observerships Programme, 2017 to 2018. This programme was launched to meet demand from choreographers to observe other artists at work, either to open up new areas of work – such as commercials, theatre or opera – or to learn from another artist’s creative practice. “I was […]

The Royal Ballet 2017-2016 season

The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2017–18 season, including a new production of Swan Lake by Liam Scarlett, a celebration of Kenneth MacMillan and new ballets by Twyla Tharp, Arthur Pita, Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon. Twyla Tharp’s The Illustrated “Farewell” has its world premiere on November 6, as part of a triple bill with Arthur […]

April 2017 issue

Our April issue sparkles, with a cover showing The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in Balanchine’s Diamonds. This month we mark the 30th anniversary of the much-loved dance film Dirty Dancing, look behind the scenes at several ballet companies and examine a new tax ruling that could affect dance schools. We also celebrate […]

New season at English National Ballet

English National Ballet has announced plans for the 2017 to 2018 season, including company premieres of Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s production of La Sylphide. The season opens in September with a revival of Akram Khan’s reimagined Giselle. The company dance the work at London’s Sadler’s Wells from September 20 to […]

Service of Thanksgiving for Peter Farmer

A Service of Thanksgiving, celebrating the life and work of the eminent theatre designer Peter Farmer, will be held at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11am, to which all are welcome. Amongst those participating are Wayne Eagling, Kevin O’Hare and Sir Peter Wright. Peter enjoyed a remarkable and […]

March 2017 issue

This month’s is the biggest ever issue of Dancing Times! It’s packed with features on a huge variety of dance styles, from a behind-the-scenes look at the new Sergei Polunin documentary Dancer to an interview with Strictly’s Joanne Clifton and news of how dance can help people with multiple sclerosis…           […]

Royal Ballet to reopen Hull New Theatre

The Royal Ballet will reopen Hull New Theatre, which has had a £16 million transformation, as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. On September 16, the company will perform a gala evening of dance, curated by its Hull-born director, Kevin O’Hare. The Royal Ballet will be joined by other artists from Hull, including […]

Northern Ballet announces all-MacMillan triple bill

Northern Ballet has announced a triple bill of works by Kenneth MacMillan this autumn, with further performances in spring 2018. The programme will consist of MacMillan’s Las Hermanas, Gloria and Concerto, and will be performed in Bradford and Leeds. This programme is the first time Northern Ballet has danced ballets by MacMillan, and marks 25 […]

National Dance Awards 2016

The National Dance Awards for 2016 were announced at on February 6, 2017, in a ceremony where comment ranged from rose-patterned jackets to the impact of politics on the arts. Hosted by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante of Boy Blue Entertainment, this year’s ceremony was held at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio […]

February 2017 issue

This month’s magazine reflects the range of dancing experience – from taking dance to some of the world’s most deprived communities to how it feels to tackle a major role, or to challenge the different stereotypes of your chosen dance form. We also announce the winner of the Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year, […]

Ferri to dance Ashton’s Marguerite

The Royal Ballet has announced casting for its forthcoming triple bill of ballets by Frederick Ashton. Alessandra Ferri, Zenaida Yanowsky and Natalia Osipova will share the role of Marguerite in Marguerite and Armand, Ashton’s version of La Dame aux camélias. After brief retirement, Ferri has made an acclaimed return to the stage as a mature […]

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