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OverWorlds and UnderWorlds

Artists take over the centre of Leeds for the weekend of May 18 to 20. Directed by filmmakers the Quay Brothers, OverWorlds and UnderWorlds is a free event using music, dance, theatre, film and light in the city’s public spaces.

Uno, dos, plié, ¡Y!

As part of Eastleigh’s Dance Festival celebrations, The Point’s gallery space will be brought to life this season by Jim Markland of James Rowbotham Dance Photography with his exhibition Uno, dos, plié, ¡Y!  

Last call for Dance Proms 2012 entries

The deadline for dance teachers to enter their students for this year’s Dance Proms has been extended until May 27.

From the jungle

From the Jungle, a full-length theatre performance of a dance poem, where the rhythms of movement echo the rhythms of words, opens for a five-night run at the Victorian Vaults in Shoreditch, London, from May 22.

Spread Expression workshops

Cindy Claes and colleagues are running a series of dancehall workshops on May 19 and June 23 at Relay Studios on Caldwell and Hackford Road, London SW9 0EN.

Cantina makes its London premiere

Roll up, roll up for an evening of “delightfully dark” Australian circus as Cantina headlines the London Wonderground, a new five-month long festival of cabaret, music, sideshow and circus at London’s Southbank Centre, from May 8.

The Astaires

Fred and Adele Astaire, major stars of the Jazz Age, are celebrated in an event at London’s National Theatre on Friday, May 4. Choreographer Matthew Bourne joins Fred’s daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie and author Kathleen Riley. The event is prompted by Riley’s new book, The Astaires: Fred and Adele, which examines Fred Astaire’s first great […]

Darcey Bussell joins Strictly judging panel

Former Royal Ballet star Darcey Bussell has been confirmed as the new judge on “Strictly Come Dancing” when the BBC1 show returns in autumn.

April 2012

Aspects of The Royal Ballet are featured in the April issue of the magazine. On page 15, Zoë Anderson talks to principal dancer Steven McRae, who won the Dancing Times Best Male Dancer Award at the recent Critics’ Circle Dance Awards; Margaret Willis meets Royal Ballet soloist Akane Takada for our Dancer of the Month […]

Celebrating Nina

Jonathan Gray journeyed to Tbilisi in Georgia, to see the celebrations marking Nina Ananiashvili’s 30 years on stage. Here, he offers a personal tribute to a great ballerina   Not so very long ago, it was not unusual for a ballerina’s career to last well into her forties and beyond – just think of some […]

Tony Butcher photographs

An exhibition of photographs by Tony Butcher will be held at the Royal Academy of Dance from May 3 to 29.


Performed for one night only, on Monday, April 23, Compass brings together a team of choreographers, composers, musicians and more than 100 dancers in a new production celebrating London’s variety.

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