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Daniel Pratt on costumes for ballet

I wasn’t in London for the premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Games in March, but a profile published on British Vogue’s website of Erdem Moralıoğlu, Wheeldon’s costume designer for the Hellenistically-infused ballet, excited me. Fashion and dance are intoxicating bed fellows; it’s satisfying that a contemporary fashion designer from the UK is working with a […]

May 2018 issue

In the May 2018 issue, Dancing Times travels the world – from Staatsballett Berlin to dance in Chile, from Blackpool Dance Festival to ten years of Ballet Theatre UK, plus our regular reporting from France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Russia and the US…             A decade of growth David Mead on […]

Recording History by Barbara Newman

In 1979, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Dance Film Archive of the University of Rochester in New York restored 15 minutes of silent film shot between 1902 and 1906 and featuring the leading artists of the Royal Danish Ballet. Nine tiny ballet excerpts sprang to life, with added piano accompaniment matching the appropriate music […]

Merce at 100: global celebrations of Cunningham’s centenary

The Merce Cunningham Trust has announced a global centennial celebration of the choreographer’s legacy, beginning this autumn. It will include Night of 100 Solos, in which 100 dancers will perform in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris, plus film screenings, education initiatives and new works responding to Cunningham’s work. More than 60 companies are […]

April 2018 issue

The April issue of Dancing Times has the thoughts of several leading company directors, from an interview with The Royal Ballet’s Kevin O’Hare to Scottish Ballet’s Christopher Hampson on standards of behaviour in the ballet world. We also look at gender fluidity in dance, speak to dancers from Chicago to ballet, and offer our regular […]

Get Dancing Times at Blackpool!

Going to the British Open Dance Festival at Blackpool this year? Why not pick up a free copy of the magazine when visiting the DSI stand during the May Blackpool Dance Festival located in the Winter Gardens. This special offer is exclusive to DSI customers during the festival, so don’t miss out!       […]

New choreography

In 1947, having hit the big time only three years earlier with his first ballet, Fancy Free, Jerome Robbins began choreographing his fourth Broadway musical. A satire about a touring Russian ballet company and the stage-struck heiress who keeps it afloat, the show, which lasted for 188 performances, was called Look Ma, I’m Dancin’! That’s […]

Log-in From London – February 2018

Emerging contemporary choreographers, flamenco and Shakespeare dominated February’s dance scene in London. The annual Flamenco Festival London took up residency at Sadler’s Wells for a fortnight, while another annual festival, Resolution, came to a close at The Place. The month ended with three successive shows – each in a very different dance form – based […]

Royal Ballet 2018–2019 season

The Royal Ballet will dance new works by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alastair Marriott, Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett in the 2018 to 2019 season, and a new work by Aletta Collins as part of the first season of the reopened Linbury Theatre. The Royal Opera House has said that it will announce more works by […]

The Embroidery Girl

The lavish production The Embroidery Girl offers a rare chance to see a full-scale Chinese dance show in the UK. Inspired by the real stories of two artists, the embroidery masters Shen Shou and Yang Shouyu, the production combines ballet, Chinese folk dance and western stagecraft techniques. Created in 2011 by choreographer Zhao Ming, The […]

English National Ballet’s 2018-2019 season

English National Ballet’s new season will include an in-the-round Cinderella by Christopher Wheeldon, a new work by Stina Quagebeur based on Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and the company’s move to its new home in East London. The season was announced at a press conference at London City Island, the site of the company’s new home. […]

March 2018 issue

March is a bumper issue of Dancing Times, with 148 pages embracing a huge variety of dance styles. We look at the UK’s rising tap stars Clare Halse and Charlie Stemp, report from this year’s National Dance Awards and the UK Open Dance Championships, hear from choreographer Richard Alston, launch our Dancing Times readers’ survey […]

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