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Dance at BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival returns from October 4 to 15, with a programme that includes new and classic dance films. In the archive strand, the festival brings back The Dumb Girl of Portici, a 1915 movie starring Anna Pavlova in her only feature film role, a silent adaptation of Auber’s ballet-opera. Directed by Lois […]

October 2017 issue

This month’s issue has a strong focus on women in dance, from flamenco superstar Rocío Molina to new Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas, The Royal Ballet’s Nathalie Harrison, who reflects on dance and motherhood, and a group of women making names for themselves in the often male-dominated world of hip hop… Strictly Shirley New judge […]

Acosta Danza’s UK debut

Carlos Acosta’s new company gives its first UK performances this autumn. Debut, the company’s first programme, runs at Sadler’s Wells from September 27 to 30, before a UK tour visiting The Lowry, Salford, Birmingham Hippodrome, the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Brighton Dome and the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Acosta, who started the company after retiring from The […]

All kinds of dance

Since announcing his retirement from ballet, Carlos Acosta has been busier than ever. In October 2015, he talked to Zoë Anderson about Carmen, Cuba and a new company. Carlos Acosta is very, very focused. Deep in rehearsals for his new ballet Carmen, he’s also laying plans for his farewell to classical ballet, as well as his […]

Never stop growing

In 2015, Marcelo Gomes, the princely star of American Ballet Theatre, joined New Adventures for the sex and violence of Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man. He spoke to Zoë Anderson about challenges, choreography and change In a huge rehearsal space in east London, the New Adventures company is preparing for The Car Man. Multiple casts take turns to work […]

New Forsythe at English National Ballet

English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its plans for spring and summer 2018, including a world premiere by William Forsythe, the company premiere of Jerome Robbins’ The Cage and the return of Kenneth MacMillan’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. Forsythe, who has recently returned to creating works for large ballet companies, is one of the […]

Prix de Lausanne 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Prix de Lausanne, the annual competition for young ballet dancers aged 14 to 19. Candidates have until September 30 to register, and until October 22 to submit a video of themselves. The 2018 competition will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland from January 28 to February 4, 2018 The […]

Dancing at Raindance

Look out for dance documentaries at Raindance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the UK. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, this year’s Raindance includes films about Marcelo Gomes, Wendy Whelan and the Trocks, alongside international features, shorts, a webfest and more. Directed by David Barba and James Pellerito, Anatomy of a Male […]

From Diva to Woman

As Diana Vishneva brings her show On the Edge to London, she talks to Zoë Anderson about finding fresh challenges All photographs: Danil Golovkin. “It’s important to have a diverse career,” explains ballerina Diana Vishneva. “Not only as an actor, a performer, but also as a dancer – to teach your body all the varieties of movement […]

Dancing into village halls

Six dance companies will tour to small rural venues across the UK this autumn, supported by Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI). Supported by the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF), the programme includes works by bgroup, Hiccup, Uchenna, James Wilton, Keira Martin, Just Us Dance Theatre and Lost Dog. Bgroup’s Point of Echoes is the first […]

September 2017 issue

September 2017 issue New season, new beginnings! We look ahead to the dance events of autumn, including the return of Strictly Come Dancing, Ben Duke’s new work for Rambert and ballerina Svetlana Lunkina on her new life in Canada…             Life after the Bolshoi Margaret Willis meets former Bolshoi ballerina […]

August 2017 issue

We hear from Flavia Cacace about her new tango show with Vincent Simone, about ballet in Moscow and Ufa, and highlight the Washington Ballet, whose EunWon Lee and Gian Carlo Perez are this month’s cover stars… Thoroughly Moderno Flavia Cacace tells Nicola Rayner about Tango Moderno – and why she and Vincent Simone are returning […]

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