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.
Rambert is creating a site-specific work for its handsome new home on London’s South Bank. The Rambert Event is a new version of the “Events” staged by legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham, with designs by Gerhard Richter and music by Philip Selway from the rock band Radiohead.
WIN! A luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet's Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall:Thursday, 22 May 2014
WIN! – a pair of tickets to Romeo and Juliet and a night at top London hotel The Gore Hotel, including a three-course dinner, on Saturday, June 14 (eve).
Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace (pictured) bring their new show Dance 'Til Dawn to the West End for a limited ten-week run this autumn. Straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Dance 'Til Dawn will open at London's Aldwych Theatre on October 23. Tickets go on sale later this month, see www.dancetildawnonstage.com for details.
On May 16 and 17, a glowing parade of cyclists will perform a “ghost peloton” at Waides Yard in Leeds. Phoenix Dance Theatre is among the collaborators in the choreographed live event, which fuses endurance sport, dance and public art.
Ballet typically requires plenty of hard work, finesse and a great sense of timing – whether for the most minimal pirouette or a hugely complicated routine. Those who manage to perfect it will rightly feel a great sense of accomplishment, but those who excel might wonder if they're among the best dancers around. A competition, the Dance Direct Student Ballet Dancer of the Year, has recently been launched to find the best up-and-coming student ballet dancer in the UK. Run by Dance Direct, it is open only to student ballet dancers who are currently in the midst of a course at a university, a HE college or a specialist dance college.