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Memorial Service for Frank Freeman

A Memorial Service for Frank Freeman, dancer, beloved teacher and contributer to Dancing Times, will be held at 12 noon on Friday, June 10, 2011 at St Paul’s, Covent Garden, London.

Strictly healthy dancers

An online film featuring “Strictly Come Dancing” star Camilla Dallerup has been launched to promote the health benefits of dance for young people and rally support nationwide for future projects.

Audition for the ballet of La Scala

Fondazione Teatro all Scala will hold an audition for male and female corps de ballet dancers in Milan on April 10–11.

Auditions

An exciting new dance production, by Faith Drama Productions and Spread Expressions, which combines an eclectic mix of dance, drama and basketball is auditioning this week. Extracts will be performed at Collabo and other dance festivals this year with a view to touring internationally. The full-length production will premiere at a London venue in June […]

New Firebird for ABT

Alexei Ratmansky will create a new production of The Firebird for American Ballet Theatre, it was announced today.

Dance on film: call for papers

The European Association of Dance Historians will hold its annual conference in London from October 14–16 this year.

Hundreds help launch world record bid with silent disco

Two hundred revellers took to the streets of London yesterday for a silent disco to help publicly launch Free to Dance, a fund- and awareness-raising campaign for new charity LearnBurma.

AUDITIONS: Paul and Kieran Dance Theatre

Paul and Kieran Dance Theatre require male and female dancers for the autumn 2011 tour of My Name Is, to be performed in the north west and internationally.   My Name Is has been developed through innovative work with communities in recovery from drug and alcohol dependency. Paul and Kieran are looking for three male […]

WIN! A family ticket to see Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella

WIN! A family ticket to see Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella   Following its tremendous success at the Birmingham Hippodrome last year and on the BBC over Christmas, Birmingham Royal Ballet will be bringing David Bintley’s new version of Cinderella to the London Coliseum for a weeklong season from March 29.

Take That choreographer for Olympic closing ceremonies

Kim Gavin, who directed shows for pop group Take That, has been appointed artistic director of the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He plans to use dancers, circus performers and actors in the events.

English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Award

Shiori Kase has won this year’s Emerging Dancer Award. Now in its second year, the award is an annual competition for English National Ballet to nurture its up-and-coming dancers. It is sponsored by restructuring experts Talbot Hughes McKillop.

Barbican Weekender

This weekend, the Barbican hosts a jam-packed programme of theatre, dance, music, film, food, visual art and spoken word, with free events for all ages.

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