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Birmingham Royal Ballet at 30

Following live performances of Lazuli Sky in Birmingham and London last month, Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced Birmingham Royal Ballet at 30 – Supported by Birmingham City Council. The celebratory free online show will be available to watch worldwide for free on Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Facebook page for seven days from 8pm today, November 19. […]

Lazuli Sky

A new partnership has been confirmed between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, which will see the two established companies combine creative forces to stage new dance works in the city. The partnership will be launched with four shows for live audiences in October, following the recent announcement by the government allowing socially distanced […]

Online Choreographic Challenge

Birmingham Royal Ballet principal Brandon Lawrence has launched an online choreography challenge to stimulate students’ creativity and support their psychological wellbeing during lockdown. The dance community has been hit especially hard by COVID-19, with dance schools across the world closed and events, exams, and auditions postponed. Despite the proactive attitude of many dance teachers who […]

David Bintley to step down from BRB

David Bintley will step down as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) on July 31, 2019. He will have led BRB for 24 years. Bintley said: “I’ve been a part of this great company since I first joined as a boy, 42 years ago. I’ve had the even greater privilege of leading Birmingham Royal Ballet […]

Wolves are People Too

Choreographer Kit Holder will present his first evening-length work this spring, with performances at the Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome on April 7 to 9. Holder, a soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet, has created a number of works for the company, and for other groups including Ballet Black and Ballet Central. His new production,Wolves are People […]

February 2016 issue

We celebrate a world of dance this month, from ballroom in Shanghai to New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck and former Strictly professional Robin Windsor. Our cover stars are Cira Robinson and Mthuthuzeli November of Ballet Black. Ready to move on Nicola Rayner meets former Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor to talk about […]

January 2016 issue

We welcome 2016 with coverage of very many dance styles, from ballet, ballroom and contemporary dance by way of malambo from Argentina and the Peking Opera from China… Energy forever Zoë Anderson speaks to Royal Ballet principal Marianela Nuñez about Giselle, dance on screen and the politics of guesting: “Nuñez feels strongly about [guesting]. It’s […]

December 2015 issue

As Christmas approaches, Dancing Times gets ready for The Nutcracker and for the final rounds of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing ­– which appears on our cover for the first time, with cover stars Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani. We also meet promising young dancers – ballroom and Latin couple Glenn Richard Boyce and Alexandra […]

November 2015 issue

  There’s an international slant to November’s Dancing Times, with features on the Peking Opera, British male dancers working overseas and a report from the International Championships in ballroom and Latin dance. Our cover stars are The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, whose debuts as the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet are […]

September 2015 issue

  This month, we speak to two star dancers with more strings to their bows. Alessandra Ferri talks about her return to dance, while Johan Kobborg explains how he’s taken on the directorship of the Bucharest National Ballet. Elsewhere, we look at male dancing in a new book and at Birmingham Royal Ballet, find out […]

August 2015 issue

There’s a Russian feel to this month’s issue, as we speak to Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, look back at a turning point for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and report from a St Petersburg conference on the future of ballet choreography. Elsewhere, we look at The Australian Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, and come back […]

Birmingham Royal Ballet promotions

As the 2014-15 season ends, Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced promotions and dancers joining or leaving the company.

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