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Important announcement from Dancing Times magazine

Dear friends and colleagues, It is with great sadness that we announce today that Dancing Times is to cease publication; September 2022 will be the last issue of the magazine.  Established in October 1910 by founder editor Phillip J S Richardson, Dancing Times has been published continuously every month, and has actively promoted and reported […]

Back in the capital

Capital Ballet returns to The Cockpit, London, from August 23 to 27, to present a triple bill of world premieres by emerging choreographers as part of its Performance Intensive Initiative. A freelance dance artist from The Netherlands, Jacqueline Back returns after the success of her first commission for the company, Etumos Ferox. She is collaborating […]

August 2022 issue

There is a Spanish theme – quite unintentionally – to this latest issue of Dancing Times. Not only do we report back on the most recent Flamenco Festival held at Sadler’s Wells in London in late June and early July this year, which presented a host of excellent dancers and companies, but we also hear […]

En Route to Common Ground

From September 2 to 4, En Route to Common Ground will move through the streets and public spaces of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, from Woolwich Common to Royal Arsenal Riverside, accompanied by dance, live music and storytelling. Alongside the dancers and musicians from Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, an ensemble of community performers will […]

July 2022 issue

The July edition of Dancing Times highlights some current and important issues within the dance world at large. Karen Berry, who has provided some thought-provoking articles for us in the past, this month asks if the dance profession is doing enough to challenge studio culture, both in schools and companies, whilst Matthew Paluch, in his […]

The 22nd National Dance Awards

The winners of the 22nd National Dance Awards were announced on June 13 at a live ceremony at the Barbican, London. The National Dance Awards have been organised by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle in each year of this Millennium to celebrate the vigour and variety of the UK’s thriving dance culture. The […]

Audition for male dancers

Fabula Collective requires male dancers to audition for a new work by Christopher Marney, which will feature in its mixed bill Momentum, to be premiered in London this September on the Main Stage at Sadler’s Wells. The company is looking for male dancers aged 18 and above, with strong classical and contemporary techniques. Auditions are […]

June 2022 issue

June finally sees the arrival of summer in the UK and, after nearly two years of lockdown restrictions, its wonderful to see so many dance lovers beginning to spread their wings and start travelling to performances again, both in this country and abroad. In this month’s issue of Dancing Times, we also get the opportunity […]

Thiago Soares film goes to the Cannes Film Festival

Quimera Red, a short film choreographed by former Royal Ballet principal Thiago Soares and directed by Oskar Metsavaht, was selected for the Short Film Corner at this year’s film festival in Cannes, which runs until May 28.  Soares, who is now director of the Ballet de Monterey in Mexico, and who appears in the film […]

IDS Teacher’s Conference

International Dance Supplies (IDS) will present its tenth IDS Teacher’s Convention at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham on August 9 and 10, 2022. The classes are geared to introducing teachers to new steps and ideas and give them something they can go back to their schools with to excite and re-energise their pupils after the […]

The Flamenco Festival returns to London  

After a three-year hiatus due to you-know-what, London’s Flamenco Festival will soon be back with a bang, bringing some of the art form’s established and emerging stars to headline the festival in a programme that emphasises flamenco’s unique hereditary legacies. For 12 days (June 21 to July 2), Sadler’s Wells will host an exciting portfolio […]

IBT Wildness

Over one weekend from June 17 to 19, IBT Wildness, a new programme from Bristol-based organisation In Between Time, invites audiences, visitors and participants into the forest, both literally and metaphorically. IBT Wildness comprises three key events. June 17–18 sees human installation Woods, created by Brazilian artist Clarice Lima, alongside an international collective of performance […]

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