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The Carl Alan Awards 2012

Michael Stylianos and Lorna Lee presented their first Carl Alan Awards at the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park on September 21, featuring the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. When the doors opened at 6.30pm, all the guests were greeted with champagne before they entered the beautifully decorated ballroom.

Flamenco flashmob

Escuela de Baile is facilitating a flamenco flashmob that will be danced “en las calles” (in the streets) all over Europe this Saturday, September 29. Learn the choreography by Rafaela Carrasco and be part of this Europe-wide flamenco celebration on at 1pm Spanish time. 

Five performers needed for dancehall play

Choreographer Cindy Claes is looking for five performers based in or around Birmingham for a dancehall play that she is writing and directing: a Jamaican re-adaptation of The School for Wives by Molière.

Karen Hardy Studios celebrate Favourite Business Award

As Karen Hardy Studios approaches its fourth anniversary this December, Karen and her team (pictured) have plenty to celebrate.  The latest achievement, celebrated at a special event on Sunday, September 2 with the mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Belinda Donovan, in attendance, is a Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Award.

September 2012

September marks the beginning of the 2012–13 season, and in this month’s magazine we take a look at the various roles artistic directors of dance companies play in the UK and abroad. On page 35, Graham Watts investigates the balance of power between an artistic director of a company and its Board, Margaret Willis travels […]

Rojo’s plans for English National Ballet

Tamara Rojo (pictured), English National Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced plans for her first season. They include the company premiere of Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort, an anniversary programme celebrating Rudolf Nureyev and news of Rojo’s artistic team. Rojo said: “I want to transform English National Ballet into England’s most creative and most loved ballet […]

Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund Gala

The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) will be presenting a celebration fundraising gala at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday, October 21.

Richard Alston at the Design Museum Ball

The Design Museum Ball, held by London Design Festival 2012, will feature a one-off performance by Richard Alston Dance Company. Alston’s dancers, dressed in glittering, crystal-encrusted costumes created for them by fashion designer Julien Macdonald, will perform a series of specially-created dance moments in spaces around the Design Museum.

Who’s the Boss? Kathryn Bennetts, former artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders

In addition to the feature “Who’s the Boss” printed in the September issue of Dancing Times we are publishing on our website a series of supporting interviews between the author, Graham Watts, and those in administrative and artistic leadership within dance companies. The second of these interviews is with Kathryn Bennetts who was until recently […]

Art exhibition by father and daughter

This October, Bulgarian sculptor Ivan Minekov and his London-based daughter, Paola, join forces in a new exhibition. Both artists have used dance as a subject.

Memorial service for Charles Hedges

Charles Hedges, the dance and film critic and former chair of the dance section of The Critics’ Circle, will be remembered at a memorial service to be held at St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 4SA on Sunday, September 23 at 2.30pm.

Strictly speaking

Can you believe it? Against all odds, this Saturday teatime, light-entertainment treat involving perma-tanned celebs tangoing to Priscilla and stripping to Hot Chocolate (yes, that really happened), beloved of grannies, kids, dance fanatics and students with ironic viewing preferences alike, has survived general scepticism, format tinkering and the continued onslaught of He Who Must Not Be Named […]

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