Tomorrow night, Anthony Dowell’s production of Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet will be seen in cinemas across the world.Supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the relay is the opening event in a cinema season of nine ballet and opera productions that can be seen in 900 cinemas in 32 countries.
This weekend, award-winning charity Dance United presents the London premiere of A Holding Space. This programme brings together professional and non-professional dancers from across the UK, the US and Ethiopia, with contributions from choreographers including Russell Maliphant and Dam Van Huynh. It will be performed at The Place from October 20 to 22.
The composer John Cage often used chance operations in his work: unpredictable elements that could change and shape the work. For Danza Preparata, performed at London’s Southbank Centre on Tuesday, October 16, the unpredictable elements include a cat named Mia.
Boston Ballet will visit the London Coliseum from July 1 to 7, 2013, as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. There will be two programmes in the London season, including ballets by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe and Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer, Jorma Elo. The season will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Blue Elephant Theatre, in Camberwell, London, marks Black History Month with a dance double bill. In What The Soul Can’t Hide/Harbour, choreographer Heather Cupid brings contemporary, Afro-contemporary and Caribbean styles together. The two stories create a journey of personal battle, cultural difference and finally celebration. The show runs from October 4 to 6.
The Female Choreographers Collective (FCC) is a new initiative that aims to promote and support female choreographers in the UK. Founded by Holly Noble, director of AD Dance Company, and Jane Coulston, of Beyond Repair Dance, the FCC will be launched with a women-only performance on October 13.