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Brazouka

A new Brazilian show is headed to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Directed by Arlene Phillips and written by Pamela Stephenson Connolly, the show tells the story of freestyle lambazouk dancer Braz Dos Santos, with a new Brazilian troupe dancing lambazouk and other Afro-Brazilian styles.

Gailene Stock 1946-2014

The Royal Ballet School has announced that Gailene Stock, its director since 1999, died on April 29, 2014, following a long battle with cancer.

Final countdown for Dance Today Teacher of the Year

You have just a few days to vote for your teacher in this year’s Dance Today Teacher of the Year. Last year’s our competition was a huge success, with hundreds of readers voting for their favourite dance teacher.

April 2014

The April issue of Dancing Times reveals some interesting viewpoints. In our main interview on page 13, Tamara Rojo, artistic director of English National Ballet, talks to Zoë Anderson about her vision for the company in the run-up to its new programme, Lest We Forget, at the Barbican Theatre this month. Dominic Antonucci, ballet master […]

WIN! Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote on DVD

Carlos Acosta’s production of Don Quixote, created for The Royal Ballet in 2013, has now been released on DVD.

Ballet in small spaces

The programme Visible Music brings together performers from Ballet in Small Spaces and Barefoot Opera, celebrating intimate performance. In Two old instruments, dancer Susie Crow and musician Jonathan Rees celebrate the solo salon pieces of the 18th-century composer and virtuoso Carl Friedrich Abel. The music ranges from exuberance to melancholy, while the performers reflect on […]

Encore Dance on tour

Encore Dance Company, the touring company for Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, will be dancing at the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, on April 24 before travelling on to venues across England and Wales.

Rambert in The Castaways at the New Theatre, Oxford

The Castaways, choreographed by Barak Marshall and danced by Rambert, tells the story of a cast of 12 characters trapped in a strange, unexplained, seemingly underground limbo. How they have arrived here and how they are to escape are not clear. Their predicament is nonetheless enthralling.

Tougher exams in arts subjects

Dance GCSEs and A Levels in England are to be made more demanding, as part of a larger reform of arts-based subjects. The reformed exams, to be introduced in September 2016, promise more “rigorous” content, to be developed by exam boards with advice from experts such as Arts Council England and the Music Education Council.

Northern Ballet to dance Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet

Northern Ballet will open its spring 2015 season with the UK premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s production of Romeo and Juliet, originally created for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

Kenneth Tindall’s The Architect

Northern Ballet’s next mixed programme will feature a new work by Kenneth Tindall, The Architect. The programme, which opens at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds on June 18 to 21, will also include Hans van Manen’s Concertante and a work by Lar Lubovitch.

Get Scotland Dancing

The Get Scotland Dancing campaign has announced its full programme for 2014, from a worldwide, 24-hour ceilidh to dance trails, festivals and dance-along screenings of movie classics.

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