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Inside this month:

Nicola Rayner meets Andrea Ghigiarelli and Sara Andracchio

Sanjoy Roy takes a look at horror in dance

Margaret Willis meets English National Ballet's Cesar Corrales, our Dancer of the Month

Jonathan Gray talks to Christopher Marney about his appointment as artistic director of Ballet Central

And much more

Dancing Times - News

garsington-opera-at-wormsley-mike-hobanRambert has announced plans to work with Garsington Opera, in a staged production of Haydn’s oratorio The Creation in 2016.

rojo-squareEnglish National Ballet (ENB) and English National Ballet School (ENBS) have announced plans for a new joint home in East London. The move will bring the company and its school under one roof, in a centre combining training facilities, teaching and rehearsal studios alongside production space.

melissa-hamilton-andrej-uspenskiThe Royal Ballet’s Melissa Hamilton will take a leave of absence to join Dresden’s Semperoper Ballett for the 2015–16 season. She will first appear with the company in the title role of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon in November 2015.

trocks-barocco-zoran-jelenicAway from the main stage, the Sadler’s Wells autumn/winter season includes returning favourites such as Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, plus a Wild Card season and new collaborations in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

New season at Sadler's Wells:

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

hussein chalayan gravity fatigueSadler’s Wells has announced plans for its autumn/winter season, including Akram Khan Company, Hofesh Shechter Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the first dance work by fashion designer Hussein Chalayan. Programmes for the Peacock Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio have also been announced.

WIN! Signed copies of The Ballet Lover’s Companion

Published by Yale University Press this month is Zoë Anderson’s latest book, The Ballet Lover’s Companion. Focusing on 140 ballets that form the core of the international repertoire, Anderson takes the reader on a journey through the history of ballet, from its earliest times at the aristocratic courts of renaissance Italy and France to the Romantic era and then on to the emergence of the Ballets Russes and the masters of 20th-century dance. Her concluding chapter brings us right up to date with the choreographers of today, including Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon.

We have three signed copies of the new paperback to give away as competition prizes. To enter, send your answer by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

In what year was Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty first performed?

The closing date for the competition is May 29, 2015.

May 2015 issue:

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

may2015squareThis month, we pay tribute to Mary Clarke, our beloved editor emeritus, and speak to our cover star, Aurélie Dupont, as she prepares to leave the stage of the Paris Opéra Ballet. In this issue, we also investigate adult amateur ballet, the recent Munich reconstruction of Paquita and more…







Kunststiftung NRW (the arts foundation of north Rhine-Westphalia) and Pina Bausch Foundation have announced a new grant for dance and choreography.

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