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Win Paris Opéra Ballet DVDs

TDK have issued a new boxed set of dance DVDs, Great Ballets of the Opéra national de Paris, just in time for Christmas.

BalletLORENT in Blood, Sweat and Tears and Northern Ballet in Swan Lake

Liv Lorent is not a choreographer afraid of dealing with intensely personal emotions. Her company’s new work Blood, Sweat and Tears, which premiered in Newcastle in January and is now embarked upon a national tour, took shape from her own experiences of becoming a first-time mother and tells of those early joy-and-terror-filled stages of parenthood. […]

Arts funding

The government’s spending review has brought hard news for arts companies.

Dance on Twitter

It’s been a busy dance week, with hard work and celebrations both being reported on Twitter.

Dancing Times 100th anniversary party

Dancing Times and Dance Today celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 19, with a party held at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London.

Birthday Tributes to Dancing Times

Happy Birthday, Dancing Times! As we reach our 100th birthday, we would like to share with our readers some of the many tributes we have received from the world of dance.

Strictly Speaking

Week 3 Week 3 of “Strictly” equals The Week To Panic, according to the opening VT, after the SHOCK of seeing someone eliminated last week (was this unexpected?). “They’ve realised this dancing malarkey is difficult,” says Tess solemnly. Cue montage of STRESSING OUT.

Birmingham Royal Ballet in Stravinsky! A Celebration and Romeo and Juliet at Sadler’s Wells

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Stravinsky programme was the unexpected hit of this Sadler’s Wells season. Triple bills are proverbially hard to sell, but ticket sales were brisk, audiences friendly. This season has brought a crop of new dancers, including the Estonian Linnar Looris, whom I saw as Balanchine’s Apollo. This was a sure, confident performance. Like […]

Bare Bones in The 5 Man Show

To mark the fifth anniversary of Bare Bones, the contemporary dance group based at Birmingham’s Dance Exchange, the company have been touring the country with a new triple bill of works by Arthur Pita, Liam Steel, and artistic director David Massingham under the title The 5 Man Show. I caught the company on November 7 […]

Casting announced for Wheeldon’s new Alice

The Royal Ballet has announced principal casting for Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a new full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book.

Starry gala at Pavilion Dance

Pavilion Dance, the new dance centre at Bournemouth Pavilion, is holding a star-studded dance gala on November 7 at 3pm.

Open workshop by Amici Dance Theatre Company

Amici Dance Theatre Company is holding an open workshop on Wednesday, October 27.

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