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Vogue on screen

KIKI, a new documentary about New York’s voguing dance scene, will be shown at London’s Bertha DocHouse from June 9. A collaboration between Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon of the Kiki community, the documentary shows the world of voguing battles, where competition between houses demands leadership, intense practice and bold performance. Led […]

June 2017 issue

In this month’s issue, we pay special tribute to Zenaida Yanowsky, who retires from The Royal Ballet at the end of this season, and hear from three very different choreographers: Richard Alston, Diego Romay and Jasmin Vardimon.             Being different Zenaida Yanowsky tells Zoë Anderson about career milestones and plans […]

Blackpool begins – watch the Amateur Ballroom

The Blackpool Dance Festival is here! Opening on May 25, and running until June 2, the festival welcomes the ballroom world: more than 60 countries were represented at last year’s festival. On May 30, new winners Ferdinando Iannaccone and Yulia Musikhina triumphed in the Amateur Latin championships. You can watch a free livestream of today’s […]

Choreography fellowship at Rambert

Rambert is inviting applications for the next Leverhulme choreography fellowship. This is the second of three year-long fellowships, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, which aim to help professional dancers make the transition to become full-time working choreographers. The first fellowship went to Julie Cunningham (pictured). The fellowship is open to artists who may still be […]

Clare Connor becomes chief executive of The Place

The Place has announced that Clare Connor will be its new chief executive. Currently leading the strategic business development of London’s Southbank Centre, she succeeds Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp, who stepped down in 2016. It’s a return for Connor, who trained at London Contemporary Dance School, based at The Place. She performed with Phoenix Dance Company, […]

Shirley Ballas: Strictly’s new head judge

Strictly Come Dancing has announced its new head judge: Shirley Ballas, the Latin dancer and international coach, will replace Len Goodman on the panel of the BBC show. Born in Wallasey in 1960, Ballas had a glittering competitive career: three-time British Open Latin champion, ten-time United States Latin American champion. By the age of 23, […]

BRB’s Nutcracker comes to the Royal Albert Hall

Birmingham Royal Ballet will bring a new adaptation of its much-loved Nutcracker to London’s Royal Albert Hall this Christmas, with performances from December 28 to 31. David Bintley, artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), said: “Our wonderful Nutcracker has been an essential part of Christmas in Birmingham for over 25 years, and I am […]

May 2017 issue

From Blackpool to Paris to the West End: our May issue covers a wide range of dance, with tango dancers Esteban Domenichini and Leticia Fallacara, stars of the show Tanguera, smouldering on our front cover. This month, Dancing Times launches Laura Cappelle’s new regular column on dance in France, looks at the experience of appearing […]

Industrial dance at the Festival of Making

Staff at an industrial bakery will create a new piece of contemporary dance for the Festival of Making, held from May 6 to 7 in Blackburn, Lancashire. The new dance work is part of a series of artist residencies called Art in Manufacturing. Cherry Tree Bakery, an organisation that researches physical movement and repetitive stress, […]

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 […]

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