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Neumeier extends Hamburg Ballet contract

Director and choreographer John Neumeier has extended his contract with the Hamburg Ballet for another four years.

Brendan Cole back on stage

Brendan Cole’s stage show License to Thrill will return in January, giving Strictly Come Dancing fans some New Year sparkle.

Update: changes at the Vaganova Academy

The Russian newspaper Izvestia has published an interview with Vera Dorofeeva, who has been replaced by Nikolai Tsiskaridze as Rector of the Vaganova Academy.

Dmitrichenko trial begins

The trial of Pavel Dmitrichenko, the dancer accused of organising an acid attack on Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, has begun.

Osipova’s first Manon at La Scala

Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon returns to La Scala, Milan from November 7. On November 8 and 10, Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova will dance the title role for the first time, partnered by Claudio Coviello. Osipova, who joins The Royal Ballet as a principal this season, has already given acclaimed performances as MacMillan’s Juliet with American Ballet […]

October 2013

As Dancing Times enters its 104th year of continuous publication, we thought it high time to give the magazine a bit of a “makeover”, so welcome to the first issue of our “new look”, designed by our production editor, Simon Oliver. We hope you like what you see and read, and look forward to any […]

Vaganova Academy: Tsiskaridze and Lopatkina appointed

Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky has announced that Nikolai Tsiskaridze is to be appointed rector of the Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg’s leading ballet school. Maryinsky ballerina Uliana Lopatkina will succeed Altynai Asylmuratova as the school’s artistic director, combining the new role with her stage career. The current rector, Vera Dorofeeva, will be offered a new […]

Something old, something new…

For its autumn tour, David Hughes Dance looks back to its roots, with works by Matthew Bourne, Robert Cohan and Tanja Liedtke, and forwards with Walking Shadow, a new commission from Cathy Marston.

Paul Taylor countdown

Paul Taylor’s newest dance, his 140th, will have its world premiere on March 14, 2014. To celebrate, Taylor dancers Eran Bugge and Michael Trusnovec will be posting every day on social media sites, counting down to the premiere.

Tsiskaridze and Lopatkina for the Vaganova Academy?

Russian newspaper Izvestia reports that Nikolai Tsiskaridze, who recently left the Bolshoi Theatre after several reprimands and a court case, will become Rector of the Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg’s leading ballet school. The current rector, Vera Dorofeyeva, will be offered a new position.

Strictly speaking

This week on Strictly Come Casualty, Craig’s hip op gifted him a giant Bond villain sparkly throne, a garbled Bruce seemingly dipped into Craig’s meds, and from among the assorted dance injuries emerged a clutch of wildly confused dances. Has Fusion Week come early? From Spanish sambas to Vienneso dobles, with a dose of furniture […]

Dance with Vincent and Flavia

Former Strictly professionals Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have updated their very popular app. Available free from Apple’s iTunes App store for both iPhone and iPad, the Dance with Vincent & Flavia app now has several new features.

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