Punchdrunk Enrichment continues its programme of professional development opportunities with a range of production and design masterclasses. Events run alongside Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, which has been staged in a disused building near London’s Paddington Station. The masterclasses include an opportunity to work with Punchdrunk’s artistic director, Felix Barrett, and associate director Maxine Doyle.
Highlights of the new season at Sadler's Wells will include Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, James Thiérrée, a UK premiere by new associate artist Crystal Pite, the return of Breakin’ Convention and the Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival and, to celebrate the 2014 World Cup, a revival of Brasil Brasiliero.
Alistair Spalding (pictured), artistic director and chief executive of London dance venue Sadler’s Wells, today announced plans for a new performance space. His ten-year plan for the expansion of Sadler’s Wells is backed by a commitment to invest £5 million in commissioning new dance works.
The Russian newspaper Izvestia has published an interview with Vera Dorofeeva, who has been replaced by Nikolai Tsiskaridze as Rector of the Vaganova Academy.
Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon returns to La Scala, Milan from November 7. On November 8 and 10, Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova will dance the title role for the first time, partnered by Claudio Coviello. Osipova, who joins The Royal Ballet as a principal this season, has already given acclaimed performances as MacMillan’s Juliet with American Ballet Theatre.