Gender is on the agenda in our November 2014 issue. We explore what it takes to be a man in dance – while BalletBoyz Ed Pearce and Adam Kirkham demonstrate male partnering on the dramatic cover photo by Hugo Glendinning – and speak to director-choreographer Susan Stroman about being a woman in the male-dominated world of choreography.
Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT), a company that uses dance to help and celebrate recovery from addiction, will make its debut at the Royal Opera House on November 18. The intimate event, held in the Clore Studio, will be invitation only, but a lucky Dancing Times reader can win a pair of tickets to the show. Audiences worldwide can watch a live stream of the event via artstreamingtv.com.
Principals and soloists from the Royal Danish Ballet will appear at London’s Peacock Theatre on January 9 and 10, 2015. This is part of a Bournonville Celebration tour, which will also visit the Joyce Theater in New York from January 13 to 18. It's ten years since the Royal Danish Ballet visited London.
Northern Ballet has announced its spring 2015 season, including a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 by Jonathan Watkins, a season of iconic love stories, a new mixed bill and the company’s latest children’s ballet, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
2014 is the 20th anniversary of the Mark Elie Dance Foundation and Portobello Dance. They’re celebrating with a group of birthday events, including an exhibition of photographs and Classically British, a Black History event that celebrates the rich cultural mix of British professional dancers and choreographers in contemporary and neo-classical ballet.
American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will mark its 75th anniversary with a 15-month celebration, including historic revivals, new works, a new documentary and a touring exhibition by the Library of Congress and an anniversary gala.
BBC Young Dancer, a search for the UK’s most talented young dancers, has announced a starry line-up of judges, including Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding. Carlos Acosta will be ambassador for the new talent competition, whose final rounds will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four.
UPDATE: the entry deadline has been extended to NOVEMBER 17