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Protests over Tsiskaridze’s Vaganova appointment

Leading figures in the ballet world, in St Petersburg and abroad, have protested against the unexpected appointment of Nikolai Tsiskaridze as acting rector of the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Former rector Vera Dorofeeva and artistic director Altynai Asylmuratova were suddenly dismissed in favour of Tsiskaridze and Maryinsky ballerina Uliana Lopatkina. Tsiskaridze has since announced that Asylmuratova […]

Bolshoi acid case: Filin testifies

Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi artistic director who was injured in an acid attack, has appeared in court. On November 6, he gave evidence against dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, accused of ordering the attack.

English National Ballet School livestream for 25th anniversary

English National Ballet School turns 25 during the 2013–14 academic year. The school will celebrate this anniversary with a series of events, starting with a live broadcast on November 28.

Professional development with Punchdrunk

Punchdrunk Enrichment continues its programme of professional development opportunities with a range of production and design masterclasses. Events run alongside Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, which has been staged in a disused building near London’s Paddington Station. The masterclasses include an opportunity to work with Punchdrunk’s artistic director, Felix Barrett, and associate director […]

New dance work at Cloud Dance Festival

Balikbayan, a research and development project funded by Arts Council England and choreographed by Spanish dancer Avatâra Ayuso (pictured), is to be performed for the first time at Cloud Dance Festival. The work will be shown in draft stage on November 17 at 7.30pm at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in north London.

Spring and summer at Sadler’s Wells

Highlights of the new season at Sadler’s Wells will include Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, James Thiérrée, a UK premiere by new associate artist Crystal Pite, the return of Breakin’ Convention and the Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival and, to celebrate the 2014 World Cup, a revival of Brasil Brasiliero.

Ten-year plan for Sadler’s Wells

As well as proposals for a new performance space, Sadler’s Wells today announced its aims for the next ten years.

New dance space for Sadler’s Wells

Alistair Spalding (pictured), artistic director and chief executive of London dance venue Sadler’s Wells, today announced plans for a new performance space. His ten-year plan for the expansion of Sadler’s Wells is backed by a commitment to invest £5 million in commissioning new dance works.

Strictly speaking

Well, look – we all know Halloween Week is godawful. There’s just no getting around it. Unfortunately, some deluded producer seems determined to keep it on the schedule, so for their sake, let us go through the top ten blindingly obvious reasons why it is an abomination and should never see the light of day […]

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