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American Ballet Theatre’s autumn season

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has announced details of its autumn 2013 season, including the world premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky (pictured) and revivals of ballets by Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Fokine, Mark Morris and Stanton Welch.

Latin summer at Ronnie Scott’s

Some of Latin music’s hottest stars come to London this summer, with a series of Brazilian guests at Ronnie Scott’s.

Zumba Great Calorie Drive

One of the many things I never imagined I would find myself doing is taking a Zumba class next to Louis Smith. Right next to him – as in so close I could reach out and touch one of the famous muscles that not only launched a thousand armchair admirers last year, but won him […]

Spending review: how the arts are affected

The chancellor, George Osborne, has announced the government’s comprehensive spending review, which aims to make savings of £11.5 billion in government spending. The culture, media and sport department has had its resource budget cut by seven per cent, with Arts Council England and national museums cut by five per cent.

Hat Fair

Winchester’s Hat Fair, the UK’s longest-running celebration of street arts and theatre, returns from July 5 to 7. This year’s programme includes urban dancers Bad Taste Company, Joli Vyann (pictured), Belgian trapeze artists Collectif Malunés and Irish company Pony Dance, alongside street acts, a bustling market and the EU-funded La Fête Franglais.

Vincent and Flavia dance ’til dawn

Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace will be appearing in the new show Dance ’til Dawn in 2014.

June 2013

After our celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring last month, we get back to business with another packed issue of Dancing Times. I was lucky enough to travel to Norfolk, Virginia, with Birmingham Royal Ballet in order to see the company participate in the Virginia Arts Festival at the end of […]

Changing partners

Wojciech Jeschke and Malgorzata Kowalska (pictured) have ended their partnership, three weeks after winning Blackpool’s Under 21 Ballroom competition.

Birmingham Royal Ballet in High Wycombe

Mixed BillLyric Pieces, Bitesized Ballet, Pineapple PollBirmingham Royal Ballet, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe – May 21, 2013 Birmingham Royal Ballet’s “split-tour” nomenclature suggests a glass half empty. Its notion of “south west” is misleading too, extending to the doorstep of London – to High Wycombe. The company – well this half of it – looked […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Gdansk

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Baltic Dance Theatre, Baltic Opera House, Gdańsk – May 28, 2013 A breath of fresh air wafted though this innovative narration of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, carrying with it an affirmation that complex stories can be told with simple clarity through the medium of dance and gesture alone without the need to […]

New show for Vincent and Flavia

Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace will be appearing in the new show Dance ’til Dawn in 2014.

The first Crown Prince: David Wall interview

David Wall, who died on June 18, 2013, created the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. In 2007, he spoke to Zoë Anderson about creating and coaching the ballet. Here is the interview, from Dancing Times, April 2007.   Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling returns to The Royal Ballet’s repertoire later this month. This […]

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