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Dance this weekend: Merce Circus

This weekend, Dance Umbrella opens with the first of its celebrations of the choreographer Merce Cunningham, one of the great pioneers of 20th-century dance.

Deborah MacMillan exhibition

Deborah MacMillan, artist and widow of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, will be exhibiting a selection of new watercolours and oil paintings at Gallery 27 from October 10 to 15, 2011. The exhibition displays a number of paintings inspired by Deborah MacMillan’s work in the theatre, and includes a number of backstage scenes. The gallery is located […]

Salsa audition

Salsateca is looking for advanced-level salsa dancers to join the new performing Salsateca group, choreographed by Alvaro Lanza from Spain.

School of American Ballet’s first ever London audition

This October, the School of American Ballet will hold its first ever London auditions, seeking intermediate and advanced students for the upcoming 2012 summer course. Auditions for male and female students will be held on Sunday, October 23 at Pineapple Dance Studios.

Swing for the Crown

On Saturday, October 1, at 4 Wild Court, Holborn WC2, London Swing Dance Society presented its new monthly swing night Suzi Q for lindy hop, jitterbug and jive dancers, plus the first heat of Swing for the Crown. The contest will pit the most exciting social lindy hop dancers against each other in a recreation […]

Thrill the World

Michael Jackson fans are counting down the days until “Thrill the World”, the sixth annual simultaneous performance of the famous “Thriller” dance, which will take place all over the world on October 29.

Quarantine at Sadler’s Wells

Quarantine return to Sadler’s Wells from September 27 to October 1 with new work Entitled, which portrays the usually hidden process of transforming a theatre from an empty space into a stage for a show, and back again. Artistic director, Richard Gregory says: “Entitled puts three theatre technicians centre stage and invites us into their […]

Burn The Floor returns to the UK

Burn The Floor, Jason Gilkison’s electrifying Latin and ballroom dance spectacular, has thrilled audiences all over the world and introduced some of our most popular “Strictly” professionals – Artem Chigvintsev (pictured), Natalie Lowe and Robin Windsor – to their public.

Dance this week

This week, dance fans can see everything from a lavish fairytale to a show that puts theatre technicians centre stage.

September 2011

September is the month that sees the start of the academic school year and the beginning of the 2011–12 season for dance companies. In this issue of Dancing Times we offer sound advice for parents of talented young dancers from Rachel Rist, director of dance at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, as to […]

Sergei Polunin in The Phantom of the Opera

The Royal Ballet’s Sergei Polunin will dance the Slave Master in The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall on October 1–2. Presented by Cameron Mackintosh, the three fully-staged performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary. The Royal Albert Hall will be transformed with a spectacular setting by Matt […]

Dance this week: new season!

It’s autumn! The leaves are starting to fall, and dance companies are back on stage for the new season.

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