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Beijing International Ballet and Choreographer Competition

Beijing’s second International Ballet and Choreography competition will be held from July 5 to 13. Tonight’s sold-out opening gala features San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Taiwanese virtuoso Fang-Yi Sheu (pictured) alongside 2011 winners Ma Xiaodong, Zhan Xinlu, Li Renxiu and Wang Yun.

Dance Umbrella 2013

The full programme for Dance Umbrella 2013 has been announced, celebrating 35 years of bringing “brave new dance” to London. This year’s festival runs from October 3 to 20. The line-up ranges from Trisha Brown and Robyn Orlin to springboards for emerging artists and dances performed alongside The National Gallery’s paintings by Hieronymus Bosch.

Carlos and friends

The full programme has been announced for Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from his career in celebration of his 40th birthday. Classical Selection will be at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4.

Anjali dance on

Anjali, the UK’s first company for dancers with learning disabilities, is to relaunch thanks to two large anonymous donations.

Fitsteps Instructor Days selling out fast

There are limited places left if you would like to take part in a FitSteps Instructor Day – only Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hillingdon now have availability. Devised and fronted by Strictly‘s Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, FitSteps is a dance fitness class suitable for everyone from fitness novices to advanced old hands.

Glamour in Streatham

“The Glamour Days” is the theme for the 2013 Streatham Festival, with events from tea dancing and tango-inspired aerial performance to a 1940s-themed Blitz party. Running from July 11 to 14, the festival celebrates the London borough’s people, architecture, arts and heritage.

Vertigo Café

Former Strictly professional Andrew Cuerden appears in Vertigo Café. Set in a nightclub run by a vivacious diva, it tells the story of three singers who come to New York City to work at the famous Vertigo Café. The cast includes director Amanda Harker, competition and award-winning dancers and street dance performers, as well as […]

Copenhagen Summer Dance

Running from August 5 to 11, Copenhagen Summer Dance is an open-air contemporary dance event, presenting Danish Dance Theatre and international choreographers and musicians. Performances are held in the courtyard of the Copenhagen Police Headquarters, Denmark. This elegant pillared space (pictured) has become familiar to audiences around the world from the award-winning Danish television crime […]

Book and DVD sale!

Dancing Times Ltd is holding a sale of books, CDs and DVDs at clearance prices in our office, today until 4pm. There are many items available, including hard-to-get DVDs.  For a full listing, visit the webstore.    The offices are located at Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0EB.    

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