Scottish Ballet celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend at Festival Theatre in Edinburgh with guests taking over the theatre’s stage for a special dinner. For the company’s golden anniversary, giant gold pipes and twinkling lights hung from the rafters, bouquets were peppered with golden ferns and the event finale was dusted with “SB50” confetti falling […]
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 about […]
Christopher Hampson, artistic director of Scottish Ballet, has now been appointed chief executive of the company.
Akram Khan, Kevin O’Hare, Gillian Lynne, Tamara Rojo, Jonzi D and Wayne McGregor are among the speakers at The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, the UK’s first ever industry-wide dance conference. Organised by Dance UK, the conference will offer more than 120 speakers, with events at London venues from April 9 to 12. The conference […]
The Cottier Dance Project, a new Glasgow dance festival, launches this month with new commissions and collaborations and archive film screenings. A strand of the West End Festival, run in partnership with the Cottier Chamber Project, the festival runs at Glasgow’s Cottiers Theatre and the Grosvenor Cinema from June 22 to 27.
In partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance, the free online arts website HiBROW [www.hibrow.tv] has filmed in-depth interviews with ballerina Darcey Bussell, Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and Christopher Hampson, director of Scottish Ballet.
The second New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA) is now open to emerging choreographers of all ages. Originally established to celebrate Bourne’s 50th birthday in 2010, NACA will choose one or more winners to create a showcase of new work in 2014. The inaugural award, held in 2012, was won by James Cousins.
The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2012 were held at The Place on Monday, January 28. Hosted by Gary Avis of The Royal Ballet and KennethTharp of The Place, the awards celebrated a broad spread of dance performances in Britain, from hip hop to narrative ballet. Tharp and Avis opened with a touch of […]
Nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards were announced today, at a reception held at The Place. The awards are for dance performances given between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012, and are chosen by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle.
Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced his plans for the company. His first full-length work for Scottish Ballet will be supported by a groundbreaking education project, which aims to bring people across Scotland into the new ballet’s creative process. The company has also been granted an exclusive license to dance Matthew Bourne’s […]
The choreographer Christopher Hampson has been appointed artistic director of Scottish Ballet, taking over from Ashley Page. He will take up the position in August 2012.
22-year-old James Cousins has won the first New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Nearly 100 aspiring choreographers applied for the award, created to celebrate the 50th birthday of New Adventures’ choreographer Matthew Bourne. Impressed by the standard of applications, the judges have created a runner-up prize, awarded to 19-year-old Tom Jackson Greaves.