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Dance Umbrella 2017

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 […]

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 […]

December 2014!

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

Music to Move to is a new interactive digital project, designed to get members of the public dancing in real time and online.

October 2014!

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 2014

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.

Autumn at Sadler’s Wells

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.

Dance Umbrella 2013

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 to direct Dance Umbrella

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.

Betsy Gregory to step down from Dance Umbrella

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 […]

Louise Lecavalier: change of programme

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.

Dance this week: Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella’s celebration of Merce Cunningham continues this week, from the company’s final London performances to French choreographer Jérôme Bel’s Cédric Andrieux, a solo specially created for the former Cunningham dancer.

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