This month, we speak to two star dancers with more strings to their bows. Alessandra Ferri talks about her return to dance, while Johan Kobborg explains how he’s taken on the directorship of the Bucharest National Ballet. Elsewhere, we look at male dancing in a new book and at Birmingham Royal Ballet, find out about Bird College and the Vienna State Opera’s junior company and more…
Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced plans for the 2015 to 16 season, including a Shakespeare celebration and the company premiere of Frederick Ashton’s A Month in the Country.
Sadler’s Wells has announced plans for its autumn/winter season, including Akram Khan Company, Hofesh Shechter Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the first dance work by fashion designer Hussein Chalayan. Programmes for the Peacock Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio have also been announced.
Our March 2015 issue is here! Our cover star is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Céline Gittens. This month features four British-based choreographers, discussing music, choice of subject matter, moving from dancing into choreography and the future of British classical ballet. We also speak to dance fathers and sons, herald Dance UK’s forthcoming conference and report on international performances…
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.
Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced plans for the new season at the Birmingham Hippodrome, including a recreation of Robert Helpmann's Miracle in the Gorbals and artistic director David Bintley's new one-act ballet, The King Dances.
The London Coliseum will have a busy spring season for dance, with stars and companies including Ivan Putrov, the Kings of the Dance, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Eifman Ballet.
David Wall, one of the UK’s greatest male dancers, died on June 18, 2013. Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and Tamara Rojo, director of English National Ballet, have led tributes to Wall as a dancer, teacher and coach.
Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced plans for the 2013–14 season, including the UK premiere of David Bintley’s The Prince of the Pagodas (pictured), rare Frederick Ashton revivals and works by Bintley, John Cranko, George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan. Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome and some tour dates have been confirmed, with more performances to be announced.