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011 dt november-2014

Inside this month:

Jack Thorpe Baker on moving on from dance

Nicola Rayner talks to Broadway choreographer Susan Stroman

Michael Barber remembers Marjorie Stevns, the "Child Pavlova"

Paul Arrowsmith on what it takes to be a man in dance

And much more

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sidi-larbi-cherkaoui-koen-broosSidi Larbi Cherkaoui will be the next guest artistic director of the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). The company has just given acclaimed performances at Sadler’s Wells under its current guest director, Akram Khan.

Busby Berkeley at the BFI:

Friday, 02 May 2014


ginger-gold-diggers-of-1933From wicked wisecracks to kaleidoscopic celebrations of showgirls, Busby Berkeley’s early1930s musicals are among 1930s Hollywood’s most daring films. Two of his best-known films, 42nd Street and The Gold Diggers of 1933, will be screened as part of the BFI’s Hollywood Babylon season, which celebrates “Early Talkies before the Censor”.

Gailene Stock 1946-2014:

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

gailene-stock-patrick-baldwinThe Royal Ballet School has announced that Gailene Stock, its director since 1999, died on April 29, 2014, following a long battle with cancer.

Carlos Acosta's production of Don Quixote, created for The Royal Ballet in 2013, has now been released on DVD.

Ballet in small spaces:

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

ballet-in-small-spacesThe programme Visible Music brings together performers from Ballet in Small Spaces and Barefoot Opera, celebrating intimate performance.

Encore Dance on tour:

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Encore Dance Company, the touring company for Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, will be dancing at the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, on April 24 before travelling on to venues across England and Wales.

Tougher exams in arts subjects:

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

akram khan working with the national youth dance company c zara rushDance 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.

maillots-romeo-photo-marie-laure-brianeNorthern 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.

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