The news of Richard Alston’s knighthood in the New Year Honours List followed the announcement, two months earlier, that his company will close in 2020. Having made dances for 50 of his 70 years and led his own troupe to its 25th anniversary, Sir Richard might be considered the backbone of contemporary dance in the […]
Now in its seventh year, Cloud Dance Festival returns this month, with a new programme of contemporary ballet and dance. Showtime, the first Cloud Dance Festival to be funded by Arts Council England, will be held at London’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre from November 15 to 17.
The full programme for Dance Umbrella 2013 has been announced, celebrating 35 years of bringing “brave new dance” to London. This year’s festival runs from October 3 to 20. The line-up ranges from Trisha Brown and Robyn Orlin to springboards for emerging artists and dances performed alongside The National Gallery’s paintings by Hieronymus Bosch.
In March, the Victoria and Albert museum opens a display of more than 50 original prints by award-winning dance photographer Chris Nash.