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Dada Masilo’s Giselle

Soweto-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo brings her latest production Giselle to the UK this autumn with London premiere performances at Sadler’s Wells on October 4 and 5, and a subsequent UK tour. Dancing in the title role, Masilo leads her company of 12 dancers to a score from South African composer, Philip Miller, which […]

Darcey Bussell to leave Strictly

Darcey Bussell shocked Strictly Come Dancing fans with the announcement she is to step down from her role as a judge on the BBC One show. Previously appearing as a guest judge on the programme, Bussell has been a permanent member of the Strictly judging panel since 2012, seeing the show through seven series. In […]

New York City Ballet announces 2019–20 season

New York City Ballet’s plans for 2019–20 marks the first full season under the artistic leadership of Jonathan Stafford, artistic director, and Wendy Whelan, associate artistic director. Planned prior to their appointments, the season was designed by Stafford and NYCB resident choreographer and artistic advisor, Justin Peck, while they were serving on the company’s interim […]

Autumn 2019 at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced its autumn 2019 season, with new works, old favourites and three different productions of Giselle. The first of the Giselles is Akram Khan’s re-imagination of the archetypal romantic ballet for English National Ballet that returns to Sadler’s Wells from September 18 to 28. Khan’s version sees the action moved to a […]

The Power of the Prix

February has always been an exciting month for me. My birthday falls at its start; Valentine’s and Pancake days usually add further cause for diversion (though Shrove Tuesday makes a later appearance in March 2019). Since I’ve spent successive Februarys stateside, my appreciation for pop culture standouts like the Super Bowl, Golden Globes and Oscars […]

Dance On

Dance On, a new series of dance classes for older adults in Bradford, Doncaster and Leeds, was launched earlier this month. Supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England, Dance On sees newly appointed dance artists working with various community groups to set up new classes across the three cities. Designed to be a way […]

Hot to Trot

An intimate account of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, Hot to Trot is now available in the UK via Amazon and iTunes, and DVDS of the film are now for sale. The documentary follows the stories of charismatic Ernesto, a former meth addict from Costa Rica who strives for success and love; Emily, a lifelong type […]

New season at the Paris Opéra Ballet

The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its new 2019/20 season, continuing its 350th anniversary celebrations this year with new productions and much-loved classics. Among the new works is At the Hawk’s Well: a collaboration between Japanese visual artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, invited for the first time to the Paris Opéra, and choreographer Alessio Silvestrin, which features […]

Combi masterclass with Strictly Wheels

Learn the basic techniques of ballroom and Latin Combi dance – performed by a wheelchair user and standing partner – with the UK’s top Para Dance Sport couple Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness, and international coach, Accursio Romeo. The masterclass on April 7 at Romeo Dance Academy in Milton Keynes will cover the internationally recognised […]

Breakin’ Convention returns

The annual celebration of hip hop, Breakin’ Convention returns to Sadler’s Wells and the Lilian Baylis Studio over the May bank holiday. A Sadler’s Wells Project, the international festival, now in its 16th year, takes place on May 4–5, showcasing hip hop dance and theatre talent. Hosted and curated by Sadler’s Wells associate artist Jonzi […]

Valentines quiz results

Mostly As: Samba Just like the raunchy carnival dance, it’s a fast-moving, red-hot fling that constantly keeps you guessing. It might not last long, but while it does, it’ll be fun, exciting and enviably steamy. Mostly Bs: Waltz Your relationship is as sweet and elegant as the classic ballroom dance, with just a touch of […]

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