The choreographer William Forsythe will join the University of Southern California’s [USC] Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in 2015.
Highlights of the Sadler’s Wells autumn season include a collaboration between Akram Khan and flamenco dancer Israel Galván (pictured) and seasons celebrating older artists and inclusive dance.
A Scandinavian season, a collaboration between composer Thomas Adès and choreographers Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley and a new work by Akram Khan and flamenco star Israel Galván (pictured) are among the highlights of the autumn season at London dance venue Sadler’s Wells.
Kevin O'Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, speaks exclusively to Dancing Times about his plans for the 2014–15 season.
The Royal Ballet has announced the repertoire for its 2014–15 season, from new classic revivals of Ashton and MacMillan to new works by Hofesh Shechter, Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor.
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter (pictured) is to be the guest director of Brighton Festival 2014. Since 2009, the festival has invited artists to guest direct each year’s programme. Past directors have included artist Anish Kapoor, musician Brian Eno, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, actress Vanessa Redgrave and author Michael Rosen.
Until July 3, Sadler's Wells hosts Sadler's Sampled, a two-week festival showcasing the range of dance the theatre offers, with cheap ticket prices and activities before and after each production. At the heart of the season, the original Sampled nights, on June 28 and 29, offer everything from hip hop star Storyboard P to a performance by the National Youth Dance Company choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon and current world tango champions Facundo de la Cruz and Paola Sanz.
Sadler’s Wells has announced highlights of next year’s programme. 2013 will be the 15th anniversary of the London venue’s current building, and will be marked by several special events. All 14 of the theatre’s associate artists will contribute to this year’s programme, which will also feature the return of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, a celebration of The Rite of Spring and a visit from the National Ballet of Canada.
The programme has been announced for national youth dance festival U.Dance 2012, which will take place on July 13–15 and feature a new Hofesh Shechter work.
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter has selected 20 dancers for the U.Dance Ensemble, a new UK-wide youth dance company. Shechter, the young company’s artistic director, chose the dancers from a national audition in December. All the dancers are aged between 16 and 21.