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November 2013

There is a musical theme running throughout this new issue of Dancing Times, from the letter we publish by Peter Brown on page 11 concerning new music for the dance syllabus to Stephanie Jordan’s appreciation of the Mark Morris Dance Group on page 14, and Natalie Wheen’s very personal opinion on the standards of orchestral […]

Last call for applicants for the Sky Academy Arts Scholarships

There is just over one week left to apply for a £30,000 creative bursaries from Sky Academy Arts Scholarships (previously known as the Futures Fund). For the third year running Sky, in association with IdeasTap, is giving away five £30,000 bursaries and mentoring support to talented artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland.

Sarasota Ballet to host Ashton Festival

In 2014, Sarasota Ballet will host a four-day festival to honour the life and works of the choreographer Frederick Ashton. Held in venues across Sarasota, the festival which feature ten Ashton ballets, plus films and lectures.

WIN a pair of International Dance Shoes for Christmas

Fancy winning a pair of International Dance Shoes this Christmas? International Dance Shoes is working with the Dance with Vincent & Flavia app from ICN and Dance Today to offer five lucky winners the chance to win their shoes of choice on the International Dance Shoes website.

Strictly at Christmas

Strictly Come Dancing returns for a festive edition on Christmas Day, with six new celebrities taking part in BBC1’s much-loved show.

De Oscuro’s Mac//Beth at the Linbury Studio Theatre

In De Oscuro’s new production of Mac//Beth, the witches spin their deceptive prophecies in Welsh, while Lady Macbeth slides from speech into movement as she urges her husband on to murder. It’s an ambitious idea, but the staging is both rushed and pedestrian, gaining little insight from its mix of languages. Founded in 2010 by […]

Strictly speaking

Week 9  There are great episodes of Strictly, there are terrible episodes of Strictly, and there are those so generic, so lacklustre, so totally devoid of meaning that they fail to make any discernable impression whatsoever. The Ed Milibands, if you will.

Dance with Vincent and Flavia

Dance Today is delighted to be media partner for the Dance with Vincent & Flavia app. To mark Vincent’s arrival in the jungle tomorrow, we are now sharing the first of the app videos on our Facebook page. This week, Vincent takes the boys through the basic steps of the jive.   

Dance and Doctor Who

Doctor Who, the longest-running sci-fi show in the world, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. In a feature originally published in the November issue of our sister magazine, Dance Today, Zoë Anderson looks at dance and the Doctor.  

Ann Sholem leaves National Dance Company Wales

Ann Sholem is stepping down as artistic director of National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales).

Bateman’s 59th Anniversary Ball

The spacious banqueting suite in Slough’s Centre was recently the venue again for Bateman’s Anniversary Ball, which is held each year in memory of Ken Bateman by his wife and 2013 Carl Alan Lifetime Dedication to Dance Award winner, Blanche Ingle-Bateman (pictured with, from left, Mark and Olga Elsbury and Emma-Lee and DjordieTanasijevic).

Dance at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum will have a busy spring season for dance, with stars and companies including Ivan Putrov, the Kings of the Dance, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Eifman Ballet.

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