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009 dt september-2014

Inside this month:

Dane Hurst on the insights gaind from a postgraduate choreography course

Dominic Antonucci looks at the difference cross-training has made to the health and fitness of dancers

Clement Crisp on Dame Alicia Markova

Jonathan Gray on the Maryinsky Ballet's London season

And much more

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Dancing Times - News

The Linbury season opens with the Deloitte Ignite festival, which runs from September 5 to 28. This year’s month-long festival is focused on ballet and dance. Curated by The National Gallery’s Dr Mina Moore Ede and The Royal Ballet, it has the theme of myths, and will include new works, events for families and children and a range of performances.

The Royal Ballet has announced the repertoire for its 2014–15 season, from new classic revivals of Ashton and MacMillan to new works by Hofesh Shechter, Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor.

The arts at the BBC:

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


tonyhallalanyentobgemmaartertonTony Hall, the BBC Director-General, has announced a new strand of arts programming, promising “the strongest commitment to the arts that we’ve made in a generation.” Plans include new arts leadership, coverage of major events, new commissions, collaborations and landmark series.

rozbarkDance and Movement Theatre ROZBARK, which performs in Bytom, Poland, will be holding a supplementary audition for male and female dancers with a minimum of three years experience for its production of This is not a love song, choreographed by Uri Ivgi and Johan Greben (pictured).

New season at the Paris Opéra:

Tuesday, 04 March 2014

The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its programme for the 2014–15 season, with a repertory ranging from hip hop and Wayne McGregor to Manon and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

ethanstiefel-billcooperAfter three years as director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB), Ethan Stiefel has decided not to renew his contract with the company. He will return to the US at the start of September. The company hopes to continue its association with ballerina Gillian Murphy, Stiefel’s fiancée, who became its principal guest artist in 2012.

 

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bakst-sleeping-princess-squareAlexei Ratmansky will choreograph a new production of The Sleeping Beauty for American Ballet Theatre [ABT] next year. The new production, which marks the company’s 75th anniversary, will be based on the production Léon Bakst created for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1921, The New York Times reports.

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