There is a distinct French flavour to this month’s Dancing Times, from the cover depicting English National Ballet’s Laurretta Summerscales in Coppélia, that charming comedy ballet performed for the first time in Paris in 1870, to Barbara Newman’s review of English National Opera’s new production of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in Variety Lights.
Our August 2014 issue is here, celebrating dance around the world and on the move, from The Royal Ballet in Russia to dancing on the end of a pier.
Dancers who post pictures of themselves at rest can win goodies from Dance UK and our sister magazine, Dancing Times! The pictures are part of a social media campaign to promote the importance of rest for dancers. During July and August 2014, dancers are encouraged to share photographs of themselves resting, posted to facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #dancersneedrest.
Dancers who post pictures of themselves at rest can win goodies from Dancing Times and Dance UK! With Dance UK, we have launched a social media campaign to promote the importance of rest for dancers. During July and August 2014, dancers are encouraged to share photographs of themselves resting, posted to facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #dancersneedrest.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PERFORMANCES OF SWAN LAKE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER, DANCING TIMES CAN OFFER TICKETS TO THE DIAGHILEV FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AT THE LONDON COLISEUM AS AN ALTERNATIVE COMPETITION PRIZE. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.
Les Saisons Russes du XXIe Siècle, under the artistic direction of Andris Liepa, returns to the London Coliseum with a varied programme of dance that opens on July 8 and includes performances of the opera-ballet Le Coq d'or, and ballets choreographed by Mikhail Fokine.
As mentioned in last month's magazine, Oberon Books is publishing a new photographic book by Andrej Uspenski dedicated to The Royal Ballet's Steven McRae.
Following its highly successful West End debut season and gala at the Royal Opera House, New English Ballet Theatre returns with five world premieres from world-class choreographers, presenting a new generation of creative talent.
The Castaways, choreographed by Barak Marshall and danced by Rambert, tells the story of a cast of 12 characters trapped in a strange, unexplained, seemingly underground limbo. How they have arrived here and how they are to escape are not clear. Their predicament is nonetheless enthralling.
The Manchester OM Yoga Show, held at Manchester Central from May 10 to 11, is a perfect introduction to yoga.