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The 61st International Championships

At the grand finals of the 61st International Championships on October 3, there were new winners, returning champions and a smattering of Strictly stars in the audience.

Bring the Gay Games to London!

The location for the Gay Games 2018 is about to be decided, with a choice of London, Paris and Limerick. One of the world’s largest sporting events, the Gay Games will see more than 10,000 athletes taking part in more than 30 different disciplines – including dancesport. The London Gay Games Bid Committee is now […]

New Adventures: tour of Lord of the Flies

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Re:Bourne, the company’s charitable arm, will tour a new production of Lord of the Flies from April 2014.

New appointments at English National Ballet

Caroline Thomson, a former deputy director-general of the BBC, has been appointed executive director of English National Ballet. In her first act as executive director, she announced that Farooq Chaudhry, co-founder and producer of Akram Khan Company, will be joining ENB as producer. He will support the creative vision of artistic director Tamara Rojo and […]

Hofesh Shechter to guest direct Brighton Festival 2014

Choreographer Hofesh Shechter (pictured) is to be the guest director of Brighton Festival 2014. Since 2009, the festival has invited artists to guest direct each year’s programme. Past directors have included artist Anish Kapoor, musician Brian Eno, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, actress Vanessa Redgrave and author Michael Rosen.

Earthfall tour with Chelsea Hotel

Earthfall Dance Company’s new production Chelsea Hotel is set in the bohemian New York hotel, which has welcomed artists from Dylan Thomas and Tennessee Williams to Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe and Sid Vicious.

Cork City Ballet Gala

Cork City Ballet will celebrate its 21st birthday with a Ballet Spectacular Gala programme, presented at Cork Opera House from November 21 to 23. Stars include guest ballerina Lucia Lacarra, who danced with Roland Petit’s Ballet de Marseille, San Francisco Ballet and the Bavarian State Ballet. She will appear with her partner Marlon Dino.

September 2013

We look at several issues relating to teaching and training in this latest edition of Dancing Times – from pre-school tots right through to recently-graduated students about to embark on a professional career. On page 39, Kevin Berry finds out about the various ways toddlers are being introduced to dance in the UK, whilst on […]

August 2013

In this issue of Dancing Times, we pay tribute to a very special man, David Wall, the former Royal Ballet principal, ballet master of English National Ballet and former director of The Royal Academy of Dance, who sadly died of cancer at the tragically young age of 67 on June 18. The news of his […]

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