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Newly minted in Monte Carlo

The black and white photographs of the dancers of the Ballets Russes in Natalia Goncharova’s designs for Les Noces, posed in the gardens at the back of the Casino in Monte Carlo in the 1920s, are a reminder of the works created in the principality by Serge Diaghilev’s company – works that have enriched the […]

The Business of Dance

Dance UK is running Business of Dance, a series of seminars on business planning, promotion and fundraising for dance artists.

Limbo on the South Bank

The creative producers and co-director of last year’s headliner at the London Wonderground Festival, Cantina, will return to the South Bank this year with a new show, Limbo.

The Business of Dance

Dance UK is running Business of Dance, a series of seminars on business planning, promotion and fundraising for dance artists.

RUBBERBANDance Group

Canadian company RUBBERBANDance Group (pictured) come to the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room this week, dancing Gravity of Center, an explosive blend of ballet and hip hop.

Olivier Award winners

Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum (pictured) won the Olivier award for best new dance production, announced at a ceremony held last night. Created for The Royal Ballet, the work starred Marianela Nuñez, who won the award for outstanding achievement in dance for her work in Aeternum, Diana and Actaeon and Viscera, all with The Royal Ballet.

Riccardo Buscarini wins The Place Prize

London-based choreographer Riccardo Buscarini (pictured) won The Place Prize for dance 2013 on Saturday, April 27. He received the top prize of £25,000 for his work Athletes, a reflection on competition viewed as tension between man and machine.

Closing date for Burn The Floor

Ballroom stage show Burn The Floor will end its West End run early, producers have announced. Now running at the Shaftesbury Theatre, the production stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff, both well known from Strictly Come Dancing. The season will close on June 30, when Windsor and Rihanoff complete their limited run in the production.

April 2013

In this month’s issue of Dancing Times, we have no fewer than four artistic directors offering their opinions! In Talking Point, Cathy Marston, director of Bern Ballett, explores some of the themes discussed at DanceEast’s recent Rural Retreat for dance directors. On page 15, Michael Crabb talks to Karen Kain, artistic director of National Ballet […]

Putrov in Le Jeune homme et la Mort

Ivan Putrov will appear as a guest artist with English National Ballet next week. Putrov, formerly of The Royal Ballet, will make his debut performance in Roland Petit’s Le Jeune homme et la Mort, partnering Jia Zhang. He replaces ENB’s Yonah Acosta, and will alternate as the Young Man with Nicolas Le Riche of the […]

Birmingham Royal Ballet plans

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced plans for the 2013–14 season, including the UK premiere of David Bintley’s The Prince of the Pagodas (pictured), rare Frederick Ashton revivals and works by Bintley, John Cranko, George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan. Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome and some tour dates have been confirmed, with more performances to be announced.

Camilla Dallerup becomes patron of Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK)

Camilla Dallerup, former professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, is to become patron of the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) (WDSA (UK)), a charity and governing body for wheelchair dance and wheelchair dancesport in the UK.

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