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Director of Chunky Move steps down

Gideon Obarzanek, founder and director of Australian dance company Chunky Move, will step down in 2011 to pursue freelance projects.

Ballets Russes film discovered!

Jane Pritchard, co-curator of the V&A’s recent exhibition, Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, has authenticated film of what she believes to be the Ballets Russes in performance. This is the only known film of the most influential dance company of the 20th century.

January 2011

The London Jewish Cultural Centre, in association with Ivy House Music and Dance, The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School, presented an intriguing symposium at The Royal Ballet Upper School on December 5. Titled “The New Male Dancer”, the day focused on male dancers and their current exciting position in ballet, and began with […]

Rambert and Royal Ballet dancers at Resolution!

Resolution!, The Place’s season of new dance for the New Year, continues into February. This platform for choreography has often included works by dancers from leading companies.

South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2011

Akram Khan’s Gnosis has won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for dance.

The Nutcracker in Tallinn

As the snow came down in London and much of Europe last December, a group of Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks’ friends travelled to Tallinn for the opening night of the Estonian National Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker.

February issue now on sale!

Our cover star is English National Ballet’s Erina Takahashi (pictured with Dmitri Gruzdyev in Giselle by Daria Klimentová), who talks to Gerald Dowler about coming to the UK, career choices and roles.

Win! The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadère on DVD

Opus Arte have released a new DVD of The Royal Ballet in La Bayadère, starring Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nuñez.

2010 National Dance Awards

  The 11th National Dance Awards took place at Sadler’s Wells, London on Monday, January 24. It was an afternoon of celebration, congratulation and Black Swan jokes.

Kader Belarbi appointed director in Toulouse

Kader Belarbi, an étoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet, has been appointed director of dance at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. He will take up his post on February 1, 2011.

The Nutcracker in Shanghai

Shanghai and Nutcracker are not two words that simultaneously spring to mind, but Shanghai Ballet presented it twice before Christmas and twice again in the New Year at the impressive Grand Theatre in the heart of Shanghai.

Do the Daffodil Dance for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care calls on dance groups to turn their dancing classes into sponsored events, raising funds for the charity this March.

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