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New Royal Ballet School associate centre in Newcastle

The Royal Ballet School has announced plans to establish a new Associate Centre in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne from September 2011.

Audition: Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Paul Taylor Dance Company will hold open auditions for one male and one female dancer at its New York headquarters, 551 Grand Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.   The women’s audition will be held on Saturday, May 14, with the men’s audition on Sunday, May 15.   See http://www.ptdc.org/come-behind-scenes/auditions for the […]

La Esmeralda and her goat

La Esmeralda, Jules Perrot’s 1844 ballet based on Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Nôtre Dame, was an international ballet hit. Hugo’s gypsy heroine has a pet goat, who plays an important part in the novel’s plot. At first, the people of Paris are charmed by the trained goat’s tricks. Later, they see them as proof […]

Transtango

Transtango, Patricia Bossio’s collaborative project that fuses music, dance and film, presents Dreaming Cities at Kings Place, London, between March 31 and April 2.

Dance Umbrella’s Bold & Beautiful Ball

On Sunday, May 8, Dance Umbrella will hold a grand ball to raise funds for its Commissioning Fund. For more than 30 years, Dance Umbrella has commissioned, produced and presented events as part of one of the world’s leading international dance festivals.

Pina Bausch extravaganza for London 2012

Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican Centre are collaborating for the first time to present an unprecedented season of ten works by Pina Bausch, one of the most influential choreographers in dance. The season runs from June 6–July 12, 2012, as part of the Olympic celebrations. Tickets go on sale on May 9, 2011.

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2011-2012 season

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced next season’s performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, the company’s home theatre. It’s an excitingly varied programme, including a world premiere by artistic director David Bintley and a rich selection of Ashton works.

Edinburgh Festival Programme Announced

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its full programme for 2011. This year’s theme is “To the far west”, with a focus on eastern companies and works.

Summer school in Slovakia

Riverpark Dance School will hold two-week summer camps in Bratislava, Slovakia in July and August this year.

Sylvie Guillem world premiere

Sadler’s Wells has announced the world premiere of a programme devised and performed by Sylvie Guillem (pictured). The French ballerina will star in an evening of works by Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián. Forsythe will create a new duet for Guillem and Paris Opéra étoile Nicolas Le Riche, with a commissioned score by […]

Colombian world salsa champions tour London

Fresh from their tour of Spain, five times world salsa champions, Jhon Vasquez and Yudi Aguilar (pictured below), from Cali, Colombia, are doing a series of shows in London this week.

Olivier Awards for Babel (words)

The winners of the 2011 Olivier Awards were announced last night, with Babel (words) taking the award in both main the dance categories.

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