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Recreating the first ballet

John Weaver’s The Loves of Mars and Venus, performed in London in 1717, was the first work to tell a story solely through dance, mime and music, with no spoken or sung words. Now widely recognised as the first modern ballet, it has not been recreated in its entirety since its last performance in 1724.

Internship offered for male and female dancers at the State Ballet of Georgia

Nina Ananiashvili and the State Ballet of Georgia are offering a full-year internship for male and female dancers for the 2012–2013 season. The internship will include accommodation. Shortlisted dancers will participate in all performances undertaken by the company, with further possibility of a full-time contract.

A dance image a day…

As part of her day-by-day countdown to Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich is posting a different dance-related photo a day on her blog. Each week, she will share an image with Dance Today. Here, Carole talks about this week’s image… As the Diamond Jubilee approaches and the weather warms […]

Blackpool so far!

The 87th Blackpool Dance Festival is nearing its climax with the Professional Ballroom Championship and Latin Formation events taking place today, June 1. Yesterday saw the completion of the Invitation Exhibition event and the Amateur Ballroom Championship, in which Emanuel Valeri and Tania Kehlet, dancing for Denmark, triumphed. 

May 2012

We celebrate some dance landmarks in the latest issue of Dancing Times. Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures is 25 years old this year, and he discusses the company’s future and its past with Zoë Anderson on page 15. Richard Glasstone reports from Istanbul on page 25 about the State Ballet’s celebration of Dame Ninette de Valois, […]

Alternative Diamond Jubilee

As Jubilee celebrations get under way, the Museum of London Docklands plans to party like it’s 1897. The Alternative Diamond Jubilee looks back to the celebrations for Queen Victoria, with an evening of illusionists, burlesque and traditional crafts.

Blackpool!

The 87th Blackpool Dance Festival starts today, the beginning of nine days of top flight competitive dancing. Launched in 1920, Blackpool is the most iconic of ballroom and Latin championships, a goal and a dream for dancers across the world.

DSI to capture Blackpool magic on film

We have exciting news for readers of Dance Today! DSI London, which is launching its new media division this week, www.dsi-london.tv, will be recording the drama of Blackpool 2012 in a new film deal and sharing clips with us here, on Dance Today’s website. 

A dance image a day…

As part of her day-by-day countdown to Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich is posting a different dance-related photo a day on her blog (http://dancetog.com/). Each week, she will share an image with Dance Today. Here, Carole talks about this week’s image… This week has been fantastic for dance photography. […]

Big Dance world record attempt

At 1pm today, thousands of schoolchildren in the UK and across the world will attempt to break a world record with created by Wayne McGregor. The record attempt will take place simultaneously in more than a thousand schools throughout the UK and across Europe, the US, South America, South-East Asia, the Middle East and Far […]

A dance image a day…

Forty-five days ago, 100 days before Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich decided to mark the countdown to this, the largest dance event in the world, by posting a different dance-related photo a day on her blog (http://dancetog.com/). Carole will be sharing one image a week with Dance Today. This […]

Darcey Bussell becomes President of the Royal Academy of Dance

Darcey Bussell has been elected president of the Royal Academy of Dance, following Dame Antoinette Sibley, who retired in April after 21 years in the role.

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