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English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancers

English National Ballet has announced the finalists for this year’s Emerging Dancer Competition. Now in its fifth year, the competition is an annual opportunity for the company to recognise the talent of its up-and-coming dancers.

New initiative for retraining independent dancers

Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) and The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund (RBBF) have announced a new initiative that will increase support for the retraining of independent dancers in the UK. From January 2014, additional funds will provide new RBBF bursaries in order to help overcome financial barriers to retraining. This is the latest development in a […]

Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014

Winners have been announced for the second annual Theatre Critics of Wales Awards, held in Cardiff on January 25. The awards cover theatre, opera and dance productions that have been staged, created and presented in Wales.

The UK Open 2014

Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis (pictured), who dance for England, triumphed for an eighth time at the UK Open Professional Latin Championship last week on Thursday, January 23, pipping the US’s Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko to the post in the battle of the Latin giants.

Vadim Muntagirov to join The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov is leaving English National Ballet to join The Royal Ballet.  Muntagirov trained at The Royal Ballet School but joined English National Ballet, where he was promoted very early, and developed an outstanding partnership with ballerina Daria Klimentová. Recently, two Royal Ballet ballerinas had joined ENB: Tamara Rojo, now artistic director of ENB, and […]

FULL REPORT: National Dance Awards 2013

The winners of the 14th Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (NDA), held on Monday, January 27 at The Place in London, described everything from the joy of dance to the need to pretty much kill yourself in performance. Decided by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, the awards recognise performances given between September 1, […]

Mark Bruce Company wins Sky Arts South Bank Award

Mark Bruce Company’s Dracula has won the Sky Arts South Bank Award for Dance. Choreographed by Mark Bruce, the show starred Jonathan Goddard as the vampire count.

National Dance Awards

The 14th Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (NDA) took place today at The Place, London. Decided by the 60 members of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, the awards recognise performances given between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013. The nominations were announced on November 8, 2013. Today’s ceremony was hosted by former NDA winner […]

Frambuesas Tango Quintet at the Instituto Cervantes Manchester

On February 18, Instituto Cervantes, the official Spanish Government Centre, is offering an evening of live music and dance inspired by the sounds and passion of tango.

Strictly sensational

Strictly Come Dancing uber-fan Vikki Jane Vile enjoys a revived live tour With glitterball looming large over the dancefloor, Strictly‘s annual quickstep through the country is now in its seventh sequinned year, and with newly choreographed routines from Burn The Floor‘s Jason Gilkison, this bandwagon shows no sign of stopping.

January 2014

Well, here we are at the turn of another year, and everyone at Dancing Times would like to wish all our readers a very happy 2014. I like to think that this issue of the magazine is a kind of mini tribute to Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), that much-loved company with its legions of admirers.

Win tickets to see The Prince of the Pagodas

David Bintley’s production of The Prince of the Pagodas has its UK premiere this season.

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