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See New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker on screen this Christmas

This Christmas, New York City Ballet’s celebrated production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by George Balanchine, will be screened in British cinemas on December 22 and 29.

Male and Female Dancers Required for Fallen Angels Dance Theatre

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre are auditioning for their Spring 2012 tour of Battle for the Soul, to be performed in the north west and internationally. Chapter One: Battle for the Soul is a montage of stories where addict’s paths collide with the brutal realities of their lives. Revelations, despair, desperation, fear and denial – standing […]

November 2011

In this month’s issue of Dancing Times, we focus on men who dance. Gerald Dowler talks to English National Ballet’s exciting new senior principal, Zdenek Konvalina, and Yonah Acosta, also of English National Ballet, is our Dancer of the Month. Dance critic and historian Kathrine Sorley Walker uncovers for us the fascinating story behind the […]

Strictly speaking

Week 9 I can’t lie. I spent this week’s “Strictly” sadly swaying, waving my sparkly lighter, mourning the noticeable absence of our dear departed Russell and “Flav”. Well, not literally. That would make typing rather difficult. But definitely figuratively. Figuratively, I was a beacon of sadness in north-west London. A Saturday night Zone 2 lighthouse. […]

Dance on the silver screen

Marianka Swain reflects on the allure of dance films and reveals the results of our reader survey. This article was first published in the October 2011 issue of Dance Today “Sacrilege!” “Don’t touch it!” “You’ll never re-create the magic!” These were a few of the less hysterical – and profane – responses to news that […]

Same-sex dancing at the ISTD Grand Finals

Same-sex dancers Benedikt Kraus and Thorsten Dreyer enjoyed a “fabulous weekend at the ISTD competition in Blackpool” on November 5–6. Benedikt said: “It was great to compete on the holy floor in the Empress Ballroom. We were the first male same-sex couple to hit the floor only to be followed by one in the qualifiers […]

Dance Today’s consolation for Russell Grant

Russell Grant, who became the seventh celebrity to be voted off this year’s “Strictly Come Dancing”, is proud of his work on the show – and delighted to find himself one of our sister magazine Dance Today’s “Strictly Legends”.

“Strictly speaking” consolation for Russell Grant

Russell Grant, who became the seventh celebrity to be voted off this year’s “Strictly Come Dancing”, is proud of his work on the show – and delighted to find himself one of Dance Today’s “Strictly legends”.

Strictly speaking

Week 8 Ah, there’s nothing like seeing “Strictly” in the flesh, is there? Weren’t we lucky to be part of the thousands who experienced THE BIGGEST LIVE SHOW EVER! Except we weren’t. (If you’re reading this and you went to Wembley…pretend you didn’t. I’m building to a clever point.) The problem with celebrating Week 8 […]

Matthew Bourne in conversation

Matthew Bourne will be speaking at the National Theatre on November 21. Bourne celebrates 25 years of his company – named first Adventures in Motion Pictures, now New Adventures – in 2012.

Awards for Leeds dance building

The purpose-built headquarters of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has won two major awards in one week.

Twelve Minutes of Love

Dance memoirs can be a hackneyed genre – many a shoe has trodden the path to Latin America in search of the soul of tango or salsa, but Kapka Kassabova’s Twelve Minutes of Love: A Tango Story is a superior sort of recollection: a beautiful book, beautifully written.

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