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Q&A: Maxine Doyle

Internationally acclaimed immersive theatre company Punchdrunk returns to London with its new show The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. Nicola Rayner speaks to associate director and choreographer, Maxine Doyle What can you tell us about The Drowned Man? It is inspired by Büchner’s Woyzeck, which is a tale of a lonely solider who is driven […]

New from Boy Blue

Tommy Franzén and Theo “Godson” Oloyade join Boy Blue regulars Vicky “Skytilz” Mantey, Kofi “Klik” Mingo, Duwane Taylor and Frank Wilson in the London premiere of The Five & the Prophecy of Prana at the Barbican this autumn.

July 2013

This month sees some major changes at Dancing Times and Dance Today. We are very excited at being able to offer both magazines in digital format and, from July 1, you will be able to read Dancing Times and Dance Today on your smartphone, tablet or online – click here for details. I am also […]

The Mikhailovsky Ballet in The Flames of Paris

The Flames of Paris The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg – July 22, 2013 Within minutes of the curtains closing on the premiere of The Flames of Paris, dancers and staff of the Mikhailovsky Ballet were addressed onstage by the surviving son of Vasily Vainonen. He spoke softly, barely audible above the sound of […]

Gala for Yorkshire Ballet Summer School

STOP PRESS – Sergei Polunin will also be appearing at the Gala Anthony Dowell and actor Derek Jacobi will host a gala marking the 40th anniversary of the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School (YBSS), held at Sadler’s Wells on September 29.

Entries open for New Adventures Choreographer Award 2014

The second New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA) is now open to emerging choreographers of all ages. Originally established to celebrate Bourne’s 50th birthday in 2010, NACA will choose one or more winners to create a showcase of new work in 2014. The inaugural award, held in 2012, was won by James Cousins.

News: flashmob

Fancy dancing in a fun “ballroom flashmob” at Dance Al Fresco in Regent’s Park on August 10? Then come along to Kele Baker’s flashmob classes on Monday evenings in Hammersmith, west London, to learn the moves.

Strictly sequins sparkle at Woburn Abbey

If you’re pining for Strictly sequins and the autumn seems too long to wait, a showstopping Strictly Come Dancing costume exhibition at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, might be just the tonic.

Alina Cojocaru to join English National Ballet

Alina Cojocaru, who resigned from The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012–13 season, is to join English National Ballet as lead principal. She will continue to make guest appearances with the Hamburg Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

Artistic director designate for The Royal Ballet School

Christopher Powney, currently director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy, has been appointed artistic director designate of The Royal Ballet School. He will take up the position in April 2014.

Where We Danced

Nicola Rayner hears from Brian “Lucky” Skillen, blues dancer and director of a new documentary about the history of social dance in the US, which screens in Dublin later this month “If anybody tries to do a history of social dance, looking at the timeline, it’s not clear at all, it’s not clear one bit, […]

Strictly Confidential

Vikki Jane Vile enjoyed Craig Revel Horwood’s show, starring Lisa Riley and a topless Artem Chigvintsev, at the New Wimbledon Theatre on July 1 With Strictly fans offered so many spin-off shows in the bleak cold months of the year, when withdrawal symptoms are at their most insufferable, it’s a rather nice surprise to be […]

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