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The Queen’s Birthday honours

The dance sector has again been recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday honours list, with honours awarded to dancers and choreographers representing a wide range of styles. Robert Cohan, the founding artistic director of The Place, was knighted for services to Choreography and Dance, while MBEs were awarded to Kate Prince, artistic director of […]

Northern Ballet’s 50th anniversary programme

Northern Ballet has announced details of its 50th anniversary programme including three world premieres, a star-studded gala and tours of some of the company’s best-loved productions. World premieres next year include Geisha by Kenneth Tindall, Merlin by Drew McOnie and a new children’s ballet. David Nixon’s Cinderella and The Great Gatsby return for national tours […]

Enter Achilles tour director

Rambert and Sadler’s Wells are producing a recreation and major international tour of Enter Achilles, the seminal 1995 work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre). There is a vacancy for an experienced dance artist to work with the creative team as tour director, supporting Newson during the first leg of the world […]

Arunas and Katusha retire

Two of the ballroom world’s biggest stars, Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova have retired from competitive dancing. As undefeated Professional Ballroom champions, the pair dominated this category for a decade, winning all the major international titles it’s possible to win. In an announcement read out at Blackpool Dance Festival after the Team Match on May […]

Fantastic Feats

Human body sculptures, free runners and virtual reality playgrounds launch the City of London’s Fantastic Feats next month. Kickstarting the event is Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner’s imaginative pop-up performance entitled Bodies in Urban Spaces, which will see human bodies squeezed into nooks and crannies across the city. A group of local dancers, performers, and free […]

June 2019 issue

With the return of Mikhail Fokine’s The Firebird, this month we take a look at one of the most popular works to have survived from the era of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, as well as preview a new exhibition at Tate Modern on the artist and stage designer Natalia Goncharova, perhaps best known for her […]

Ballets Russes Exhibition at Bonhams

Auction house Bonhams is to host a major exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, the groundbreaking company founded by impresario Serge Diaghilev in 1909. In Pursuit of the Firebird: A Ballets Russes Exhibition at Bonhams will run at 101 New Bond Street from May 28 until June 5. The exhibition will focus […]

Win tickets to see Force of Nature Natalia

We have two pairs of tickets to give away for Force of Nature Natalia, a new film documentary about one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers. The film follows a year in the life of Natalia Osipova, as director Gerald Fox takes the audience on a journey to the heart of the Royal Opera House, […]

Akademi at 40

This year sees South Asian dance organisation Akademi marking its 40th anniversary with a series of celebratory events running until April 2020. The anniversary celebrations mark the final year of the directorship of Mira Kaushik. Akademi embraces South Asian dance in all its forms – classical, contemporary, commercial and social – commissioning, creating and supporting […]

Win a pair of tickets to Victoria

Win a pair of cinema tickets to see the brand new film of the ballet Victoria performed by Northern Ballet, which will be screened in more than 300 cinemas across the UK for one night only on June 25. It’s a unique opportunity for the lucky winner to see Northern Ballet’s sumptuous production if you didn’t […]

The Four Temperaments at Miami City Ballet

I saw George Balanchine’s 1946 ballet The Four Temperaments for the first time in 2013. I remember it as a special time in my career because I was on tour with Sarasota Ballet performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC during the Ballet Across America festival. The sense of cool space, the physical exhalation […]

Force of Nature Natalia

A new film documentary about Royal Ballet principal Natalia Osipova will premiere on June 6 at the Curzon Mayfair at 6.30pm. Director Gerald Fox follows a year in the life of Osipova, taking the audience on a journey to the heart of the Royal Opera House, home of the Royal Ballet, through the labyrinthine backstage […]

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