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Dutch National Ballet’s Dance for Peace

Dutch National Ballet (DNB) has set up a fund to support talented dancers from Syria and other conflict zones. The fund was inspired by Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh, who was featured in the documentary Dance or Die, created by journalist Roozbeh Kaboly in summer 2016. Born in 1990, Ahmad grew up in a Palestinian refugee […]

Bolshoi postpones Nureyev ballet amid accusations of censorship

The Bolshoi Theatre has postponed its new ballet about the life of Rudolf Nureyev, prompting accusations of censorship. On July 8, after the dress rehearsal, the Bolshoi announced the postponement – just four days before the premiere, scheduled for July 11. At a press conference on July 10, Vladimir Urin, general director of the Bolshoi, […]

Barreworks launches Instructor Training Programme

Barreworks, which introduced to the UK barre and ballet-based fitness exercises that have their origins in the Lotte Berk method and the New York City Ballet Workout, is launching its first REPs recognised Barre Instructor training programme that has been developed by its founder, Vicki Anstey. “After ten years in development, I am delighted to […]

Dance Gala for Grenfell

Arlene Phillips is organising a gala to raise funds for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Held at London’s Adelphi Theatre on Sunday, July 30, the gala will bring together stars from many styles to support those who have been affected by the tragedy. The Grenfell Tower, a block of public housing flats in Kensington, […]

Scottish Ballet becomes dementia friendly

Scottish Ballet will set up a programme of dementia-friendly dance activities for people living with dementia, their carers and families across Scotland. Building on the company’s successful Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland project, the new programme is funded by an award of £150,000 from the Life Changes Trust. The programme will include weekly intergenerational dance classes, […]

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 […]

July 2017 issue

With summer in full swing, we celebrate a wide range of dance styles this month, from Arlene Phillips’ work on stage and screen to Blackpool Dance Festival and Dorrance Dance’s new take on tap. Our cover star is National Youth Ballet’s Lita Garcia, in a dramatic photograph by Tim Cross Gossip Girl Arlene Phillips tells […]

Dance Umbrella 2017

This year’s Dance Umbrella festival features artists including Rocío Molina, Lyon Opera Ballet and Charlotte Spencer Projects. The festival, which runs from October 11 to 28, will be working with eight new London venues, with performances taking place from theatres and town halls to an unfolding shipping container. Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl’s Origami (pictured) pairs […]

Edward Watson on film

The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson stars in a new short film for the magazine Beauty Papers. Choreographed by Alastair Marriott, the video is set to Debussy’s Clair de Lune, played by Colin J Scott. It was directed by Laurence Ellis.  

Arts Council England announces National Portfolio grants

Arts Council England has announced its National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) for the period 2018 to 2022. Ballet Black, Boy Blue Entertainment and ZooNation are among the newly chosen organisations, while Greenwich Dance and Merseyside Dance Initiative are among those losing their NPO status. Arts Council England figures show a shift towards organisations outside London: 60.4 […]

Pina Bausch Fellowship

Applications are now open for the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography 2018. The Arts Foundation of NRW and the Pina Bausch Foundation have devised this grant programme to help artists to find new modes of expression, working with a cooperation partner of their choice. Over the past two years of the programme, more […]

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 […]

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