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Silky Dance tights giveaway!

We have 50 pairs of amazing tights to give away to Dancing Times readers. Silky Dance Ultimates from Legwear International are a technical breakthrough – they’re knitted using vertical lines of knots, creating a completely ladder-proof garment. (We’ve tested them in the office, and suspect witchcraft was involved: they really don’t ladder!) Designed for the […]

WIN! Tickets to The Last Tango

Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever London show following a hit UK and Ireland tour. Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become […]

Wayne’s world

Dancer Wayne Sleep will be sharing his memories alongside the music that has marked his career in BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, to be recorded at the Watford Colosseum on October 10. Played live by the BBC Concert Orchestra, and conducted by Gavin Sutherland, the music will include extracts from The Sleeping […]

Darkness Poomba: Korean dance in London

Modern Table, a Korean dance and music group led by choreographer Kim Jae-Duk, make their UK debut at The Place from October 24 to 25, as part of K-Music, London’s festival of Korean music. Darkness Poomba takes contemporary and Korean traditional dance, blending it with live music inspired by ancient Korean song – the “poomba” […]

Can they dance like nobody else?

Alvin Ailey’s first company, established in 1958, consisted of seven black dancers and the intention of showcasing black culture. Over the years, as the troupe’s size and reputation continued to grow, it had an unmatched impact on dance in the US. Though predominantly African-American, the roster was integrated in 1964 and has included white and […]

New works for Northern Ballet

In 2017, Northern Ballet will create three new full-length ballets – a record for the company. Alongside Kenneth Tindall’s Casanova, announced in May, the company will stage new adaptations of John Boyne’s novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Choreographed and directed by Daniel de Andrade, The […]

New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase

Jamaal Burkmar, winner of the 2016 New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA), will present three new works at a London showcase from September 21 to 24. Held at the Platform Theatre at Central St Martins, by King’s Cross, the programme includes 16 Bars, created for Jamaal Burkmar Dance to original music by Otis Jones. Storm, danced […]

Candoco autumn tour

Candoco Dance Company’s autumn tour showcases the breadth of the company’s repertory, from a reimagined Trisha Brown classic to improvisation inspired by a documentary about opera singers. Candoco, the UK’s first professional dance company of disabled and non-disabled artists, was founded in 1991. This tour, part of the company’s 25th anniversary season, opens at Tramway, […]

Resolution: call for choreographers

Applications are open for Resolution 2017, The Place’s annual festival of short dance and performance works for emerging artists. This will be the 28th edition of Resolution, which has been a starting point for choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Kate Prince, Luca Silvestrini and Drew McOnie. Selected shows will be performed at The Place, London in […]

Together for dance

Laura Dodge previews an upcoming gala that benefits the UK’s dance industry On October 9, a dazzling array of dancers take to the Novello Theatre in London’s West End to raise money for the UK’s dance industry support body. One Dance UK’s Together for Dance gala is directed by former Royal Ballet principal Mara Galeazzi […]

100 years of dance in 100 minutes

The Ragroof Players’ Happy Feet promises to take audiences through a century of dance history, revisiting everything from the Charleston to the cha cha slide. In this participatory show, a team of dancers and DJs lead a dance through the decades. The company focuses on attracting harder-to-reach audiences, working with communities in their own settings. […]

A new name

Following the successful merger of The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund and the Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund, the charity has adopted the working name of the Dance Professionals Fund (DPF). The new name has been chosen to signpost the all-encompassing support the fund provides to a variety of people from the dance profession. As the two […]

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