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New Year competition!

WIN two sets of Roch Valley dance-fitness kits – perfect for those New Year goals! Roch Valley has kindly donated a pair of leggings, a pair of shorts and two crop tops for one lucky dancer to win. All the items are made of microfibre, which wicks moisture away from the wearer’s body, keeping them cool and dry during exercise. For […]

The National Ballet of China’s La Bayadère

La Bayadère    National Ballet of China, Tianqiao Theatre, Beijing – December 7, 2019 The National Ballet of China (NBC) has been performing Natalia Makarova’s production of La Bayadère since 2016, and it is already so well established it was like a much-loved part of its heritage. Rarely have I seen the ballet danced with […]

National Ballet of China in The Crane Calling 

Think of a bird in classical ballet and inevitably a swan comes to mind. In China, however, since 2017 a rival has been calling. The crane is a beautiful creature, venerated in Chinese culture for millennia for its loyalty (they mate for life) and grace. Special nature reserves and wetlands are dedicated to their protection […]

January 2020 issue

The start of a new year is always a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future, and in the January issue of Dancing Times we do both. First, by celebrating the 70th anniversary of English National Ballet with a nostalgic look back from Deborah Weiss, a former dancer with the […]

Win! Orpheus and Eurydice on Blu-ray disc

Courtesy of the C Major label, we have one copy of Orpheus and Eurydice on Blu-ray disc to give away as a competition prize. Directed and choreographed by John Neumeier (the director of Hamburg Ballet), Gluck’s opera ballet features performances from The Joffrey Ballet, as well as singers Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer, […]

Strictly Speaking: The Final

We came to the end! The week’s second nationwide ballot (and, let’s face it, by far the more important) yielded – in my humble opinion – exactly the right result, with the consistently brilliant Kelvin and Oti lifting the glitterball trophy. This hard-working team has been a pleasure throughout the series, strong across all the […]

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the film by Baz Luhrmann, will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in London in March 2021. Directed by Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine. The musical will feature set designs by […]

Strictly Speaking: Week 12

The semi-final offered up the two-dance challenge, which usually gives a strong indication of who’s ready for the final itself. But, in case you were in any doubt, the judges made their views very clear – i.e. no Chris under any circumstances! His (admittedly just OK) dances were given the full killing them with kindness […]

Tango Fire tour

Starring Argentinian tango stars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, Tango Fire returns to tour the UK from February 12 to March 2, 2020. Accompanied by the Tango Fuego Quartet, playing live music on stage from Argentina’s most famous composers, including Astor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Pugliese and Carlos Gardel, this is a sizzling show with six top […]

Triple Bill at the Coliseum

A triple bill at the London Coliseum on December 7–8 marks the UK premiere of Edward Clug’s Radio & Juliet set to the music of Radiohead and performed by English National Ballet first soloist Katja Khaniukova and principal of the Mariinsky Ballet Denis Matvienko. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun, a re-making of Nijinsky’s classic L’après Midi […]

Boys in Ballet

Back in January 2017 I wrote an article for Dancing Times about Project B, the initiative developed by the Royal Academy of Dance to bring focus on increasing the number of boys who are exposed to ballet. It aims to bring dance to more people in more places for their centenary celebrations in 2020. I […]

Strictly Speaking: Week 11

Ah, Musicals Week – AKA Dressing-up Box Explosion 2: Wig Warz!. Pretty unsubtle work here from the Strictly producers and judges, with a clear division between sensible theme/dance matches and bizarre combos, and between sky-high quarter-final scores and mediocre ones. Add in bias in the show’s running order, plus the online system going down for […]

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