Dance Umbrella, London’s annual international dance festival, has announced its digital programme of performances, conversations, films and discussions. London Battle, conceived and created by Jade Hackett, brings together some of the most exciting talent from London’s hip-hop dance scene in a celebration of the capital’s globally renowned dance and music culture. As a DJ plays […]
This year’s Dance Umbrella festival features artists including Rocío Molina, Lyon Opera Ballet and Charlotte Spencer Projects. The festival, which runs from October 11 to 28, will be working with eight new London venues, with performances taking place from theatres and town halls to an unfolding shipping container. Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl’s Origami (pictured) pairs […]
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 […]
Nutcracker season is here again! Our festive December cover shows Scottish Ballet’s Sophie Martin and Christopher Harrison in Peter Darrell’s version of the ballet, wearing the new designs by Lez Brotherston. This month’s issue has a focus on choreographer-directors, with features on Darrell, Christopher Wheeldon, Cathy Marston and more…
Music to Move to is a new interactive digital project, designed to get members of the public dancing in real time and online.
Our October 2014 issue is here! As the weather turns to autumn, and theatres and companies launch their new seasons, we speak to dancers Natalia Osipova, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb and Marianela Nuñez, find out about Dance Umbrella’s new director Emma Gladstone and celebrate the 40th birthday of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon – featured on our […]
Dance Umbrella has unveiled its programme for 2014, with a line-up including flamenco star Rocío Molina (pictured), hip hop from Ivan Blackstock and new approach to ice skating at Alexandra Palace.
A Scandinavian season, a collaboration between composer Thomas Adès and choreographers Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley and a new work by Akram Khan and flamenco star Israel Galván (pictured) are among the highlights of the autumn season at London dance venue Sadler’s Wells.
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.
Emma Gladstone (pictured) will succeed Betsy Gregory as the artistic director of Dance Umbrella. She will take up the post in November 2013, following this year’s Dance Umbrella festival, the last to be directed by Gregory.
The 2013 edition of Dance Umbrella will be Betsy Gregory’s last as artistic director, she has announced. She said: “I have decided, for personal reasons, that the 2013 festival will be my last and I will step down as artistic director in November next year. By then, I will have completed 16 wonderful years at […]
Performances of Is You Me, announced as part of Dance Umbrella, have been cancelled due to illness. Instead, Louise Lecavalier will perform a double bill of duets at The Place on October 25–26.