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March 2015 issue

Our March 2015 issue is here! Our cover star is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Céline Gittens. This month features four British-based choreographers, discussing music, choice of subject matter, moving from dancing into choreography and the future of British classical ballet. We also speak to dance fathers and sons, herald Dance UK’s forthcoming conference and report on […]

UPDATE Dance for Vincent and Flavia – the winners!

We had a wonderful time watching your entries to our Dance for Vincent and Flavia competition; Vincent and Flavia picked three shortlisted couples and we finally have a winning pair! Congratulations to lindy hoppers, Alex and Natalia.  The winning pair will receive fabulous prizes from International Dance Shoes and DSI London, plus tickets to see […]

Dance Manifesto launched

MPs danced lindy hop with Robin Windsor and Jenny Thomas for the launch of Dance UK’s Dance Manifesto 2015. This was the first time a social dance class had been held in the Houses of Parliament, hosted by the all-party parliamentary dance group.

Puttin’ on the Ritz with Robin and Kristina

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff’s new show conjures up the golden age of Hollywood musicals. Kristina and Robin will appear with a troupe of singers and dancers, with guest appearances from singer Pixie Lott and her Strictly professional partner Trent Whiddon for performances at the New Wimbledon Theatre and the Theatre […]

Herculean opportunity for community performers!

Local performers are invited to audition for the performance of Hercules, created by dance comedy double act Tom Roden and Pete Shenton of New Art Club (pictured).

English National Ballet plans

English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its plans for the 2015–16 season, including a triple bill of works by female choreographers and the return of Lest We Forget and Le Corsaire.

Dancing with the enemy

Zoë Anderson watched Pierre Dulaine work his magic in new documentary Dancing in Jaffa “What I’m asking them to do is difficult,” says former ballroom champion Pierre Dulaine in the fascinating new documentary Dancing in Jaffa. “It’s dancing with the enemy. That word isn’t ever said aloud, but I’m sure that, in their minds, that’s […]

New director leaves National Dance Company Wales

National Dance Company Wales has announced that Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, appointed director in November 2014, will not take up his post.

Carmencita comes to London

Carmencita, the Spanish dancer painted by the American artist John Singer Sargent, will be included in a new exhibition of the artist’s portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Spring balls!

This March sees two anniversary balls, celebrating a grand institution and a newer studio.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to direct Royal Ballet Flanders

Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is to be the new artistic director of Royal Ballet Flanders, it was announced on February 4. Cherkaoui will take up his post on September 1, 2015, with Tamas Moricz as his associate artistic director.

Millepied’s plans for the Paris Opéra

Benjamin Millepied has announced plans for the 2015–16 season of the Paris Opéra Ballet, the first he has programmed as director. It’s an ambitious season, with many new works, including one by new associate choreographer William Forsythe and a new production of The Nutcracker, to be choreographed by Arthur Pita, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Liam Scarlett, […]

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