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New staging of Kiss Me, Kate

A new production of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, an Opera North co-production with Welsh National Opera, promises to heat up stages across England from September 2015.

Dancehall in Doncaster

New stage show Dancehall will tell the story of the people of Doncaster who have lived, loved and danced in the town. The show, co-directed by Esther Richardson and Lucy Hind, charts the story of Doncaster from the dancefloor and will be performed at performance venue Cast from September 11 to 19.

Sergei Filin’s contract at the Bolshoi not renewed

Sergei Filin, the director of the Bolshoi Ballet who was nearly blinded in a horrific acid attack organised by one of his own dancers in Moscow in 2013, has been told his contract with the company will not be renewed when it expires in March 2016.

July 2015

The training of young dancers is a theme that threads throughout this issue of Dancing Times, which is highlighted by Laura Dodge’s celebration of the UK’s youth ballet companies, and also by David Mead’s report on Elmhurst School for Dance, which this year marks the tenth anniversary of its move to Birmingham.

June 2015

Lots of issues relating to the dance industry are discussed in this latest issue of Dancing Times. Laura Dodge reports on Dance UK’s industry-wide conference, The Future: new ideas, new inspirations, which was held at three separate London dance venues in April; Chris May, former administrative director of Richard Alston Dance Company, gives his views […]

August 2015 issue

There’s a Russian feel to this month’s issue, as we speak to Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, look back at a turning point for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and report from a St Petersburg conference on the future of ballet choreography. Elsewhere, we look at The Australian Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, and come back […]

Baltic Dance Theatre in The Tempest

The Tempest Baltic Dance Theatre, Baltic Opera House, Gdansk – June 14, 2015 There have been a number of Shakespeare plays made into ballets, notably Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, although not that many contemporary choreographers have chosen the Bard for their source material. Izadora Weiss has bucked that trend by making […]

Fallen Angels is looking for a female dancer

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre is looking for a petite female dancer/dance artist with classical/contemporary dance training and at least three years professional experience.

First-time UKA Dance medals for Rueda de Casino

Salsa takes a step forward this month as the London School of Salsa dancers pick up their UKA Dance medals and certificates at a special presentation in Greenwich, south London on July 27 and 28, from 7pm.

The BENCH, a new programme for female choreographers

2Faced Dance Company has announced The BENCH, a new programme to support female choreographers in the UK. Running from 2015 to 2018, the programme will train and mentor around 18 promising women, with masterclasses, training sessions and opportunities to connect with venues, programmes and commissioners. The programme is funded by Arts Council England and an […]

Sweet Charity in concert at at Cadogan Hall

Strictly alumnae Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh will star with Kerry Ellis and Michael Xavier in Sweet Charity in concert, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall from August 19 to 22.

Ballroom and street mash-up at the Roundhouse

On Wednesday, August 12, at 8pm, Tommy Franzén, ZooNation Youth Company, Roundhouse Street Circus Collective and established ballroom dancers will perform a mash-up of ballroom and street dance at the Roundhouse in a brand new commission especially created and choreographed for Utopia by Arlene Phillips.

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