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Dance for Ukraine

A charity gala directed by former Royal Ballet stars Ivan Putrov and Alina Cojocaru will take place at the London Coliseum on March 19 to raise funds for people in need in Ukraine. Proceeds from Dance for Ukraine will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Produced by the dance charity Inspiration […]

WIN! Free tickets to MOVE IT

Photograph: The Freestyle Stage at MOVE IT, by REDRABBIT PHOTOGRAPHY. MOVE IT, the world’s largest dance event, returns to London ExCeL later this month, and as media sponsor Dancing Times has two pairs of tickets to give away as competition prizes. It takes place from March 11 to 13, and is packed with performances, classes workshops, […]

NDT2 at Sadler’s Wells

Pictured: NDT2 in Johan Inger’s Impasse. Photograph by Tristram Kenton. An experienced dance critic once complained to me that she couldn’t stand most productions of The Nutcracker, particularly George Balanchine’s, because they forced her to watch children onstage. On the other hand, Balanchine believed that the best way to train dancers was to treat youngsters […]

London Mime Festival at the Barbican

Pictured: Shantala Shivalingappa in asH, a piece by Aurélien Bory. Part of the London Mime Festival. Photograph by Aglae Bory. Over the years, London’s annual Mime Festival has developed into a grab bag of theatrical activity meshing movement, music and speech. Its international array of artists attracts viewers of all ages, who are possibly the […]

March 2022 issue

This month’s magazine is all about everything new in the dance world – new productions, new tours, new buildings and new dance champions. Within these pages, you can hear from choreographers Kyle Abraham and Marco Goecke, whose work can be seen in the UK during March, discover the names of the winners of the UK […]

Breakin’ Convention 2022

Breakin’ Convention 2022, Sadler’s Wells’ annual festival of hip hop dance theatre, is back for its 19th year from April 29 to May 1, 2022. This year’s festival features UK and international artists in a line-up of talent hosted by Sadler’s Wells associate artist and Breakin’ Convention founder and artistic director, Jonzi D. In true […]

From Blackpool to Bournemouth

When champion ballroom dancer Alexandra Hixson’s mother Pam died of lung cancer in 2019, her best friend Louise Jones was right by her side. Now the friends are putting their best foot forward in memory of Pam and in honour of Louise’s daughter Lana, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, needing frequent injections for the pain. […]

New dance venue to open in Brighton

This summer, South East Dance will open the doors of Brighton and Hove’s first ever building designed especially for dance as part of the new Circus Street development. Opening on July 15, 2022, the Dance Space will be home to a wide range of dance classes, workshops and performances and play host to artists and […]

Federico Bonelli to become new director of Northern Ballet

Royal Ballet principal Federico Bonelli has been appointed the new artistic director of Northern Ballet. The appointment follows an extensive search by the company, whose current artistic director, David Nixon, will be standing down after 21 years in post. “I am thrilled to be joining Northern Ballet as its new artistic director and cannot wait […]

February 2022 issue

Although there were some performances cancelled in the UK – and abroad – at the end of last year and at the beginning of 2022, it now looks as if things are slowly getting back to normal for many working in the field of dance. New productions, such as English National Ballet’s staging of Raymonda, […]

English National Ballet’s Raymonda

Pictured: Isaac Hernández and Shiori Kase in Raymonda. Photograph by Johan Persson. Tamara Rojo has made an enormous effort to stage a full-evening production of Raymonda for English National Ballet (ENB). It is her first attempt at choreography and the first such production by a company from the UK, if you don’t count Rudolf Nureyev’s initial […]

A Night’s Game

Created in response to the UK’s societal climate, performance festival Shipbuilding from Certain Blacks runs from February 18 to 27 at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green. Named after Elvis Costello’s symbolic anti-war song and reflecting upon the climate of COVID-19, Brexit and Black Lives Matter, each show has been created from true stories. Shipbuilding also seeks […]

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