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Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Culture Minister Margaret Hodge

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Culture Minister Margaret Hodge have announced the Creative Bursaries Scheme, a two-year grants programme, providing at least 40 internships with established arts companies for graduates from deprived backgrounds.

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform as part of “Works & Process” at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, on May 14–15.

The Milwaukee Ballet

The Milwaukee Ballet is celebrating its success: despite the recession, it has increased its subscriber base by more than 25 per cent, with ticket sales, sponsorships and donations also up.

The 24th International Competition for Choreographers

The 24th International Competition for Choreographers will be held at the Staatsoper Hannover on April 3–4. The jury, directed by Ed Wubbe, has chosen 15 finalists, selected from over 180 applicants from 42 countries – a new record.

Royal Danish Ballet Plans

The Royal Danish Ballet has announced its season for 2010-11. It will include a new production of Bournonville’s A Folk Tale, directed by Nikolai Hübbe and Sorella Englund, with designs by Mia Stensgaard.

Birmingham Royal Ballet on tour

Birmingham Royal Ballet will go from international straight into smaller-scale local touring this summer. From May 7-9, the company dance Swan Lake at the Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk, US, following sell-out performances of The Sleeping Beauty in 2007. Back in the UK, the company and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia split in half to perform […]

Camilla Dallerup supports breast cancer charity

Camilla Dallerup, of the BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing”, is urging dance clubs across the UK to join her in Breast Cancer Campaign’s £100 Dance Club Challenge. Any group, club or class can join the challenge by holding a fundraising event aiming to raise £100 or more – through sponsored events, special performances or competitions.

Musical Theatre news

Musical Theatre news: the new musical All the Fun of the Fair has opened at the Garrick Theatre, London. Starring David Essex, the show features his pop hits alongside new songs.

Wendy Toye

A celebration for the life of Wendy Toye will be held at the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End on Tuesday, May 25 at 12 noon.

American Dance Festival

The American Dance Festival has announced its season for 2010, running from June 10-July 24.

Balbir Singh Dance Company

Balbir Singh Dance Company’s tour of the new work Decreasing Infinity continues this month. The company’s first male duet matches a Kathak and a contemporary dancer, with the two styles gradually coming together. The onstage music is by tabla player Kousic Sen and beatbox star Jason Singh. The company will be at Phipps Hall, University […]

National Dance Company Wales

National Dance Company Wales perform Alternative Routes at the Dance House, Wales Millennium Theatre, from June 23-25. Six Wales-based choreographers present new work in this evening, performed by their fellow National Dance Company Wales dancers. For more information, see www.ndcwales.co.uk.

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