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Dancing Times remains open for business and will continue to publish the magazine with all staff working from home in line with the UK government’s guidelines. However, as back issues are stored in the office, we will not be taking orders for any issues earlier than the March 2020 edition until further notice. You can […]

Coronavirus and dance

Dance events, performances and tours have been postponed all over the world in response to the developing coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). The Royal Ballet, Paris Opéra, Bavarian State Ballet, Semperoper Dresden, Berlin State Ballet, Greek National Opera Ballet and many more are among the dance companies affected, with many European venues closed until mid-April. The London […]

Cunningham on the big screen

Making dances is a mysterious process that’s difficult to describe. Recreating a dance’s essential character and original impact is still harder. The works Merce Cunningham left behind when he died in 2009 must now make their own way in the world, without his help but assisted by the dancers who know them and by the […]

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MOVE IT postponed

The team behind the dance show MOVE IT, which was to celebrate its 15th anniversary on March 13–15 at ExCeL London, has decided, as a result of the evolving Covid-19 situation, to postpone the show. In a statement, Upper Street Events said: “We have been following UK Government guidelines and working with the rolling advice from […]

March 2020 issue

There is so much in the March issue of Dancing Times, we don’t know where to begin. This month, we hear from Kenneth Tindall about Geisha, his new full-length work for Northern Ballet, talk to pianist Jason Ridgway about his 20-year collaboration with choreographer Richard Alston, report back on the 2020 UK Open from Bournemouth, […]

The National Dance Awards 2019/20

The National Dance Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary on February 19, at the Barbican, London. Organised on behalf of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, this year’s awards were presented by Miguel Altunaga and Mara Galeazzi with an introduction by Graham Watts, chair of the Dance Section, in which he paid tribute in memoriam […]

Win tickets to Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines at Sadler’s Wells

Nico Muhly’s pioneering music, played live by Britten Sinfonia, is the subject of a new triple bill from choreographers Julie Cunningham, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Justin Peck. Inspired by murder ballad The Two Sisters, Sadler’s Wells associate artist Keegan-Dolan interprets the dark folk-song arrangement of “The Only Tune”, sung live by Sam Amidon. Cunningham selects Drones, a reflection on the subtle and constant noise in most dwelling places. Peck’s work is accompanied […]

Win! The Royal Ballet on DVD and Blu-ray disc

We have a copy of a DVD and a copy of a Blu-ray disc of the latest Opus Arte release from The Royal Ballet to give away as competition prizes. The disc features the company in Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Medusa starring Natalia Osipova, and Crystal Pite’s award-winning Flight Pattern. To […]

Our Bodies, Our Archives

From March 20 to 29, artists Faustin Linyekula, Okwui Okpokwasili and Tanya Lukin Linklater will take part in the BMW Tate Live Exhibition Our Bodies, Our Archives. The three artists, who each use the body in different ways to explore history, inheritance and storytelling, will create ten days of live performances and site-specific installations for […]

Dance at Brighton Festival

Guest director Lemn Sissay, the acclaimed British and Ethiopian poet and playwright, has launched Brighton Festival 2020, which runs from May 2 to 24. The festival is the largest annual, curated multi-arts event of its kind in England and will feature over 120 events taking place in 27 venues and locations across the region with […]

In search of nourishment

You could call it a feast of narratives. The Royal Ballet has served up The Sleeping Beauty and Coppélia for Christmas and dances Onegin throughout February. Birmingham Royal Ballet brought The Nutcracker to Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall; that company has just launched a long tour of Swan Lake. English National Ballet (ENB) followed […]

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