This month, we speak to Marcelo Gomes about ballet and Matthew Bourne, to Peter Schaufuss and Li Cunxin about La Sylphide and to Richard Bonynge about ballet music. There’s also a focus on the training of young dancers, from youth ballet companies to Elmhurst School for Dance and more…
Happy New Year! Our new January issue takes us into the New Year with an international focus, from Ballet Flanders cover stars Aki Saito and Wim Vanlessen to training from Beijing to the UK…
The Royal Ballet School has announced that Gailene Stock, its director since 1999, died on April 29, 2014, following a long battle with cancer.
The Royal Ballet School Lower School will host a gala event at White Lodge in Richmond Park on Wednesday, June 20. The gala will raise funds in support of the Isabella Plantation Access Project in Richmond Park.
An exhibition of photographs by Tony Butcher will be held at the Royal Academy of Dance from May 3 to 29.
To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge Museum is presenting a programme of public events to celebrate the rich heritage of White Lodge, a Grade I listed royal hunting lodge commissioned by George I in 1727, and home of the RBS since 1955.
The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2012/13 season, Kevin O’Hare’s first as director. It includes six world premieres, with new works by Alexei Ratmansky, Alastair Marriott, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett and two by Wayne McGregor – including his first ever narrative work. There will also be company premieres of works by Wheeldon and Scarlett, and revivals of works by Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, John Cranko and Wheeldon, and of 19th-century classics.
Richard Alston, Mark Baldwin, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Monica Mason will be among those celebrating the 70th birthday of dance film director and producer Bob Lockyer, in an evening held at The Place on April 13.
On Tuesday, October 11, Frank Doran MP, secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group, led an adjournment debate entitled Education System and Dance.