Welcome to this special anniversary edition of Dancing Times. We are incredibly proud the magazine has reached this momentous milestone in its history, especially in light of the fact that within that time span of 110 years – two world wars, and political and economic turmoil, as well as pandemics – it has never missed […]
Dancing Times remains open for business and will continue to publish the magazine with all staff working from home in line with the UK government’s guidelines. However, as back issues are stored in the office, we will not be taking orders for any issues earlier than the March 2020 edition until further notice. You can […]
Let’s Get On And Do Something About The Gender Debate is an open space event on gender and equality for the independent dance sector. It will be held at Clean Break Theatre Company, in London’s Kentish Town, on January 10, 2016.
The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund (RBBF) announced today that it has merged with the Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) effective from January 1, 2016. This follows extensive liaison between the charities and their key stakeholders. The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund continues as a registered charity.
Natalia Osipova, the Russian-born principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, is to appear in a triple bill of specially created contemporary works at Sadler’s Wells next summer. The announcement was made at Sadler’s Wells’ annual press conference, where the theatre also revealed its plans for the first half of 2016.
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 […]
Bill Harpe, a long-standing contributor to Dancing Times, is undertaking a 12-hour dance marathon on Saturday, September 19, in order to raise funds to cover a 35 per cent cut in Arts Council support over three years for The Black-E in Liverpool, the UK’s first community arts project, where he has been actively involved since […]
Sergei Filin, the director of the Bolshoi Ballet who was nearly blinded in a horrific acid attack organised by one of his own dancers in Moscow in 2013, has been told his contract with the company will not be renewed when it expires in March 2016.
The Tempest Baltic Dance Theatre, Baltic Opera House, Gdansk – June 14, 2015 There have been a number of Shakespeare plays made into ballets, notably Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, although not that many contemporary choreographers have chosen the Bard for their source material. Izadora Weiss has bucked that trend by making […]
With the popularity of dance increasing and genres becoming ever closer, Dancing Times Ltd has decided to go back to its roots and cover all forms of dance, both performance and social, within the covers of one magazine – Dancing Times.
The Royal Danish Ballet School, under the direction of Thomas Lund, is looking for a ballet teacher to work with its apprentices.
Ian Knowles and Teresa Guerreiro have recently launched a very useful and informative website that offers advice to young ballet dancers about to embark on a professional career, including information on contracts and salaries in the UK, Europe and the US.