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Fantastic Feats

Human body sculptures, free runners and virtual reality playgrounds launch the City of London’s Fantastic Feats next month. Kickstarting the event is Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner’s imaginative pop-up performance entitled Bodies in Urban Spaces, which will see human bodies squeezed into nooks and crannies across the city. A group of local dancers, performers, and free […]

June 2019 issue

With the return of Mikhail Fokine’s The Firebird, this month we take a look at one of the most popular works to have survived from the era of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, as well as preview a new exhibition at Tate Modern on the artist and stage designer Natalia Goncharova, perhaps best known for her […]

May 2019

In this special issue of Dancing Times, we mark the centenary of the birth of Margot Fonteyn, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century, and the only dancer to be accorded the title prima ballerina assoluta by The Royal Ballet. Born in Reigate, Surrey, on May 18, 1919, Fonteyn had an extraordinary stage […]

Ballets Russes Exhibition at Bonhams

Auction house Bonhams is to host a major exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, the groundbreaking company founded by impresario Serge Diaghilev in 1909. In Pursuit of the Firebird: A Ballets Russes Exhibition at Bonhams will run at 101 New Bond Street from May 28 until June 5. The exhibition will focus […]

Win tickets to see Force of Nature Natalia

We have two pairs of tickets to give away for Force of Nature Natalia, a new film documentary about one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers. The film follows a year in the life of Natalia Osipova, as director Gerald Fox takes the audience on a journey to the heart of the Royal Opera House, […]

Akademi at 40

This year sees South Asian dance organisation Akademi marking its 40th anniversary with a series of celebratory events running until April 2020. The anniversary celebrations mark the final year of the directorship of Mira Kaushik. Akademi embraces South Asian dance in all its forms – classical, contemporary, commercial and social – commissioning, creating and supporting […]

Win a pair of tickets to Victoria

Win a pair of cinema tickets to see the brand new film of the ballet Victoria performed by Northern Ballet, which will be screened in more than 300 cinemas across the UK for one night only on June 25. It’s a unique opportunity for the lucky winner to see Northern Ballet’s sumptuous production if you didn’t […]

Advertise in the July issue of Dancing Times

We will be printing additional copies of the July issue of Dancing Times (due to be published June 27) which will be distributed to students and teachers at dance summer schools during July and August. Please book space by Tuesday June 4, artwork and payment can follow by Monday June 10. To book space or […]

The Four Temperaments at Miami City Ballet

I saw George Balanchine’s 1946 ballet The Four Temperaments for the first time in 2013. I remember it as a special time in my career because I was on tour with Sarasota Ballet performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC during the Ballet Across America festival. The sense of cool space, the physical exhalation […]

Force of Nature Natalia

A new film documentary about Royal Ballet principal Natalia Osipova will premiere on June 6 at the Curzon Mayfair at 6.30pm. Director Gerald Fox follows a year in the life of Osipova, taking the audience on a journey to the heart of the Royal Opera House, home of the Royal Ballet, through the labyrinthine backstage […]

BalletBoyz makes West End debut

This summer, the BalletBoyz makes its West End debut at the Vaudeville Theatre with double bill Them/Us, a new collaboration from the company’s own dancers and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Running for two weeks only, from June 3 to 15, Them/Us, a co-production with Sadler’s Wells, played at the theatre in March as part of a […]

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