The finals of the 2012 Young British Dancer of the Year were held at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre just as we were going to press. We shall be reporting on the competition in full in the next issue of the magazine, but I would like to record here that The Royal Ballet […]
Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis and Rambert dancer Angela Towler were among those highlighting the need for comprehensive medical support for dancers and athletes at a conference organised by Dance UK and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Re:Bourne (Adventures in Dance), the charitable educational wing of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, has become an associate company of DanceEast. The new partnership will collaborate and develop projects in Ipswich and the surrounding region.
Olympic gold medallist and “Strictly” star Denise Lewis and Rambert dancer Angela Towler were among those highlighting the need for comprehensive medical support for dancers and athletes at a conference organised by Dance UK and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Eightwatchers is the title of a programme that the choreographer Eric Gauthier and his company, Gauthier Dance, presented at the Schauburg Theatre in Munich at the end of March. Seven of the eight pieces presented could all be characterised as short, entertaining and funny works with a strong storyline. It is a description that applies […]
A dance troupe of senior citizens, aged between 75 and 102, will perform at Queen’s University, Belfast on April 20, at a special event to promote dancing among older people across Ireland.
Greenwich Dance invites you to a Tea Dance on Saturday, April 30, in the Art Deco setting of the 1930s Borough Hall, Greenwich. The Hugh Ockendon Band will provide live music, with dances including the waltz, the cha cha cha and the Lambeth Walk. As well as dancing, there will be tea and cake, and […]
Black Swan is the most high-profile dance-themed film for years, with Natalie Portman winning an Oscar for her performance as a brittle ballerina struggling with her demons.
Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its funding decisions for the next four years. Following the 29.6 per cent cut to ACE’s own budget for 2011 to 2015, there will be a 14.9 per cent cut in its budget for funded organisations. The plan was to cut strategically, dropping 206 organisations altogether and concentrating funding […]
2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”
Update: Ben finished his marathon at 6.37pm, making eight hours and fifty minutes of dancing. When 33-year-old teacher Ben Hammond (pictured) lines up for the world’s greatest running race this Sunday, April 17, he’ll be setting out to achieve something extraordinary: becoming the first ever person to dance the entire London Marathon.
The UK Open Dance Group Championship, courtesy of Latin Pulse, comes to an epic finale at Floridita on London’s Wardour Street on Tuesday, July 19. Floridita’s Latin Pulse promises to beat more furiously than ever, as Sones de Oriente return with a new line-up and a many layered repertoire, including Cuban son, changui, trova, cha cha […]