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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DC dancing

The Washington Ballet, which last year celebrated its 40th anniversary, is now under the artistic direction of Julie Kent, former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Kent has announced an excellent repertoire for the 2017–18 season, which opens at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC on October 4 with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seeking dance ambassadors!

One Dance UK and Dance Consortium are looking for 20 aspiring dance leaders to become their 2017 to 2018 cohort of dance ambassadors. Developed over the past nine years, this programme provides training and guidance for young people considering a career in dance that goes beyond the stage. Dance ambassadors will have the chance to […]

Call for Resolution dance makers

Applications are now open for UK-based dance makers to take part in Resolution, The Place’s annual festival of new dance and performance works by emerging artists. Choreographers and companies are invited to propose ideas for new work. More than 70 artists will be selected to create their works and have them performed in the festival, […]

Dutch National Ballet’s Dance for Peace

Dutch National Ballet (DNB) has set up a fund to support talented dancers from Syria and other conflict zones. The fund was inspired by Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh, who was featured in the documentary Dance or Die, created by journalist Roozbeh Kaboly in summer 2016. Born in 1990, Ahmad grew up in a Palestinian refugee […]

Bolshoi postpones Nureyev ballet amid accusations of censorship

The Bolshoi Theatre has postponed its new ballet about the life of Rudolf Nureyev, prompting accusations of censorship. On July 8, after the dress rehearsal, the Bolshoi announced the postponement – just four days before the premiere, scheduled for July 11. At a press conference on July 10, Vladimir Urin, general director of the Bolshoi, […]

Barreworks launches Instructor Training Programme

Barreworks, which introduced to the UK barre and ballet-based fitness exercises that have their origins in the Lotte Berk method and the New York City Ballet Workout, is launching its first REPs recognised Barre Instructor training programme that has been developed by its founder, Vicki Anstey. “After ten years in development, I am delighted to […]

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