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Dance 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.

New directions for Scottish Ballet

Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced his plans for the company. His first full-length work for Scottish Ballet will be supported by a groundbreaking education project, which aims to bring people across Scotland into the new ballet’s creative process. The company has also been granted an exclusive license to dance Matthew Bourne’s […]

Open auditions for A Chorus Line at the London Palladium

Open auditions for the London revival of the stage musical A Chorus Line will commence on Monday, October 1 from 10am to 6pm at the London Palladium (main entrance on Argyll Street), with registration from 9am to 12noon.

Strictly stars revealed!

The celebrity line-up for this year’s “Strictly Come Dancing” has been announced, a cast that runs from Olympic gold medallists to actors and singers. Audiences will get their first glimpse of the stars in action in the launch show this weekend, which will also reveal which professional dancer will partner which celebrity.

A Summer Like No Other

As part of her day-by-day countdown to Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich posted a different dance-related photo a day on her blog. Now, the other side of Big Dance Week, Carole has decided to continue blogging and is sharing her photographs for this Summer Of Dance with Dance Today. […]

Box of Frogs

Part of Southbank’s Unlimited festival, Mish Weaver’s Box of Frogs is a circus show about bipolar disorder. Depression and circus may not seem to be obvious companions, but, in fact, the two sit together remarkably well. At the show’s opening, two of Stumble danceCircus’s five onstage performers (there are two more featured on film: juggler […]

Quickstep for Kindness

Quickstep for Kindness, a unique video contest for high school, collegiate and amateur dancers in the US, opened on August 23 and will culminate in March 2013 at the United States National Amateur Dancesport Championships at Brigham Young University.

Who’s the boss?: Ethan Stiefel and Amanda Skoog of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

In addition to the feature “Who’s the Boss” printed in the September 2012 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 first of these interviews is jointly with Amanda Skoog, the managing […]

Mandala: digitally illuminated dance

On Friday and Saturday, Birmingham Town Hall and Nottingham Council House will be illuminated by colour, light and dance, mixing urban and classical Asian styles. Mandala is a free outdoor performance, with digital projections and visual effects triggered by live music and dance.

Countdown to the UK’s biggest Wheelchair Dance Sport Championships

There is under a week to go until the 2012 National Wheelchair Dance Sport Championship, which will take place on Saturday, September 29, with a Gala Dinner that evening at 7.30pm.

Beyond the window box

Sweetshop Revolution’s new show Tree, at London’s artsdepot on September 15, promises to look beyond the city into woodland and wilderness – all washed down with mugs of cider for the audience.

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