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Christopher Hampson becomes chief executive of Scottish Ballet

Christopher Hampson, artistic director of Scottish Ballet, has now been appointed chief executive of the company.

Royal Ballet promotions

The Royal Ballet has announced promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2015–16 season.

Birmingham Royal Ballet promotions

As the 2014-15 season ends, Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced promotions and dancers joining or leaving the company.

Virtual open day at London Contemporary Dance School

On July 3, London Contemporary Dance School will stream a day of classes, projects, interviews and performances, giving an insight into life and work at the school.

Exciting news from Dancing Times Ltd

With the popularity of dance increasing and genres becoming ever closer, Dancing Times Ltd has decided to go back to its roots and cover all forms of dance, both performance and social, within the covers of one magazine – Dancing Times.

The return of Polaris

Crystal Pite’s Polaris, one of the most admired new dances of 2014, will be staged in New York this autumn. Created as part of Sadler’s Wells’ See the Music, Hear the Dance, programme of dances to music by Thomas Adès, Polaris is a huge work, featuring more than 60 dancers.

July 2015 issue

This month, we speak to Marcelo Gomes about ballet and Matthew Bourne, to Peter Schaufuss and Li Cunxin about La Sylphide and to Richard Bonynge about ballet music. There’s also a focus on the training of young dancers, from youth ballet companies to Elmhurst School for Dance and more…            

Capezio back to support Dance Proms

Dancewear brand Capezio will support the talented 450 dancers who have been shortlisted to perform at Dance Proms 2015 as the headline sponsor for the second year running.

Forget-Me-Not on the Thames

The Dancers’ Forget-Me-Not Fund will hold a Thames River Cruise Dinner Dance on August 15. It will be an evening of dining, dancing and watching the sights of London slip by, all in aid of the Forget-Me-Not Fund, which raises money for dancers who are ill, who receive a “get well” message and a gift.

Tanztheater Wuppertal commissions

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has commissioned three new works for its 2015–16 season. It has also announced plans for a new home, the Pina Bausch Centre, in the heart of the German city of Wuppertal. These are new steps for the company, whose founder choreographer Pina Bausch died in 2009.

Dance Power for the British Red Cross

Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke will be among the stars taking to the stage for one night only to raise funds for the British Red Cross.

Dance rhythms at WOMAD this summer

This year’s World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival (WOMAD) will be held from July 24 to 26. With a dedicated All Singing All Dancing Tent, and activities from a luxury spa to the vintage rides of Carter’s Original Steam Fair, it’s a feast of culture.

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