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011 dt november-2015

Inside this month:

Gerald Dowler talks to seven leading British male dancers who have left the UK to work abroad

Alison Gallagher-Hughes profiles Latin dancers Ryan McShane and Ksenia Zsikhotska

Graham Watts meets Hu Wenge, a star of the Peking Opera

Nicola Rayner celebrates ten years of Simply Dancing Partners

And much more

Dancing Times - News

Dance Manifesto launched:

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

dance-uk-jazz-handsMPs danced lindy hop with Robin Windsor and Jenny Thomas for the launch of Dance UK’s Dance Manifesto 2015. This was the first time a social dance class had been held in the Houses of Parliament, hosted by the all-party parliamentary dance group.

hercules-chris-nashLocal performers are invited to audition for the performance of Hercules, created by dance comedy double act Tom Roden and Pete Shenton of New Art Club (pictured).

English National Ballet plans:

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

enb-dustEnglish National Ballet (ENB) has announced its plans for the 2015–16 season, including a triple bill of works by female choreographers and the return of Lest We Forget and Le Corsaire.

gustavo-ramirez-sansano1National Dance Company Wales has announced that Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, appointed director in November 2014, will not take up his post.

Carmencita comes to London:

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

carmencita-sqCarmencita, the Spanish dancer painted by the American artist John Singer Sargent, will be included in a new exhibition of the artist’s portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

sidi-larbi-cherkaoui-koen-broosChoreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is to be the new artistic director of Royal Ballet Flanders, it was announced on February 4. Cherkaoui will take up his post on September 1, 2015, with Tamas Moricz as his associate artistic director.

benjaminmillepiedBenjamin Millepied has announced plans for the 2015–16 season of the Paris Opéra Ballet, the first he has programmed as director. It’s an ambitious season, with many new works, including one by new associate choreographer William Forsythe and a new production of The Nutcracker, to be choreographed by Arthur Pita, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Liam Scarlett, Edouard Lock and Millepied.

phoenix-photo-tim-williamsPhoenix Dance Theatre will host a Choreographers and Composers Lab in July 2015. Held in the company’s state-of-the-art dance centre in Leeds, the two-week intensive course is designed for professional choreographers and composers at an early stage of their careers.

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