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Posted on October 25, 2010


twitpicIt’s been a busy dance week, with hard work and celebrations both being reported on Twitter.



Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern Ballet have moved into their new building in central Leeds:
@PhoenixLeeds: Off downstairs in our new building in a bit for a glass of champagne with @NorthernBallet to celebrate the fact we’re all finally here!



Birmingham Royal Ballet is revealing details of David Bintley’s new Cinderella, from casting – Marion Tait as the Stepmother, hurray! – to footwear:
@BRB: New on the Cinderella blog – No glass slipper!



Wayne  McGregor is at work on his new dance FAR, for Random Dance | Wayne McGregor. Some of it sounds painful:
@WayneMcGregor: Our youngest dancer, Louis McMiller, fresh from the #Royal Ballet School, is suffering from “McGregor Neck”!!!



Finally, some of our 100th birthday party guests have been tweeting.


The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson:
@LondonBallerina: 100 years DANCING TIMES party AMAZING! The Lowry exhibition AMAZING! Chroma AMAZING! Rehearse for Sylvia today, perform La Valse tonight.



And Rambert’s Mark Baldwin was photographed with our birthday cake:
@Rambertdance: @MarkPBaldwin admiring the amazing #cake at the Dancing Times 100th birthday party last night. Happy birthday @dancingtimes
Mark comments:
@MarkPBaldwin: yukky pic of me but loving the cake at party to celebrate 100 years of Dancing Times, brilliant location the Wallace collection


Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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