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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 […]

Showbiz Ballroom

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Andrew Cuerden launches a series of Showbiz Ballroom workshops next month for industry professionals from other dance disciplines. The course is aimed at performers from all entertainment genres who would like an introduction to ballroom and Latin dancing, plus advice and further training so they can confidently put ballroom and […]

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 […]

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 […]

To Gillie, With Love

A special evening, To Gillie, With Love, will celebrate Gillian Lynne and launch the Lynne and Land Foundation on July 2 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane. A year and a day after Lynne died, To Gillie, With Love will see stars of the world of dance, theatre, film and television come together to […]

Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson to dance in The Crucible

Senior guest artist Cira Robinson will join Scottish Ballet for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible. The first major commission of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year, the production will open the dance programme at the Edinburgh International Festival from August 3 to 5. As part of a longstanding collaboration between the two companies, […]

RubberLegz at Breakin’ Convention

In next month’s Breakin’ Convention on May 4–5, self-taught b-boy RubberLegz returns to Sadler’s Wells to dance in both a solo performance and as a duo with his co-dancer James in the company Wewolf. RubberLegz – whose real name is Rauf Yasit – is a Los Angeles-based choreographer and dancer who was born and raised […]

Dada Masilo’s Giselle

Soweto-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo brings her latest production Giselle to the UK this autumn with London premiere performances at Sadler’s Wells on October 4 and 5, and a subsequent UK tour. Dancing in the title role, Masilo leads her company of 12 dancers to a score from South African composer, Philip Miller, which […]

Darcey Bussell to leave Strictly

Darcey Bussell shocked Strictly Come Dancing fans with the announcement she is to step down from her role as a judge on the BBC One show. Previously appearing as a guest judge on the programme, Bussell has been a permanent member of the Strictly judging panel since 2012, seeing the show through seven series. In […]

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