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New wave associates for Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced a “new wave” of associate artists, ranging from flamenco star Rocío Molina (pictured) to Chinese company TAO Dance Theatre. The new scheme is designed to promote and support the next generation of artists, alongside the existing associate programme of established performers and choreographers.

Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) announce changes to funding policies

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2013 at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced highlights of next year’s programme. 2013 will be the 15th anniversary of the London venue’s current building, and will be marked by several special events. All 14 of the theatre’s associate artists will contribute to this year’s programme, which will also feature the return of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, a celebration […]

Donate to Rambert on November 1 and be entered into a VIP prize draw

To mark the tenth anniversary of Mark Baldwin’s leadership of Rambert Dance Company, the company is launching an appeal to support the final stages of its fundraising campaign to complete its new headquarters on London’s South Bank.

Dancers announced for mentoring scheme

Twenty dancers have been chosen to take part in Dance UK’s leadership mentoring scheme. The programme offers workforce development for mid-career dancers who have been nominated by their peers as future leaders. It is organised by by Dance UK in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, with the support of Arts Council England. Over eight months, […]

Strictly speaking

Week 4 Something wicked this way comes… Two theme shows in a row, and sadly Strictly went from bad to totally crackers.

October 2012

Who doesn’t love those great dance routines in Hollywood musicals, performed by such stars as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers or Gene Kelly? Well, some of those wonderful musicals, along with an exciting array of other movies, are celebrated in a major new exhibition, Hollywood Costume, which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum later this […]

New name for Theatre Information Group and launch of a new performing arts history resources website

The Theatre Information Group (TIG), which was founded in 1980, has changed its name to the Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC). This will now be the new title for the Subject Specialist Network of performing arts collections in the UK and Ireland, and the association hopes the change in name will emphasise its “commitment […]

Dance leaders write an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education

In an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, published in the Daily Telegraph on October 18, leading figures in the UK dance community have expressed concern at the exclusion of dance, along with other arts subjects, from the syllabus of the newly-proposed English Baccalaureate that will be introduced as a replacement […]

Royal Academy of Dance pays tribute to Frank Freeman with a new scholarship fund

On November 11, the Royal Academy of Dance is holding a “Celebrating Dance 2012” day for dance students in order to raise funds for the newly launched Frank Freeman Scholarship fund.

Dance at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum has announced its dance performances for spring and summer 2013. The programme includes visits from overseas companies the Mikhailovsky Ballet and Boston Ballet, plus seasons by Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.

The Royal Ballet in cinemas across the world

Tomorrow night, Anthony Dowell’s production of Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet will be seen in cinemas across the world.Supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the relay is the opening event in a cinema season of nine ballet and opera productions that can be seen in 900 cinemas in 32 countries.  

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