Dance GCSEs and A Levels in England are to be made more demanding, as part of a larger reform of arts-based subjects. The reformed exams, to be introduced in September 2016, promise more “rigorous” content, to be developed by exam boards with advice from experts such as Arts Council England and the Music Education Council.
Northern Ballet will open its spring 2015 season with the UK premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s production of Romeo and Juliet, originally created for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
Northern Ballet’s next mixed programme will feature a new work by Kenneth Tindall, The Architect. The programme, which opens at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds on June 18 to 21, will also include Hans van Manen’s Concertante and a work by Lar Lubovitch.
Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced plans for the new season at the Birmingham Hippodrome, including a recreation of Robert Helpmann's Miracle in the Gorbals and artistic director David Bintley's new one-act ballet, The King Dances.