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August 2015 issue

There’s a Russian feel to this month’s issue, as we speak to Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, look back at a turning point for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and report from a St Petersburg conference on the future of ballet choreography. Elsewhere, we look at The Australian Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, and come back […]

June 2015 issue

This month, we look to the future of dance, with reports on Dance UK’s conference and the first BBC Young Dancer competition. We also look at the practical side of touring a ballet company, at ballet in Taiwan and more…              

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…

Sadler’s Wells plans

Sadler’s Wells has announced its plans for spring and summer 2015, along with an update on the theatre’s plans for a new fourth venue.

Linbury Studio Theatre 2014-15 season

The Linbury season opens with the Deloitte Ignite festival, which runs from September 5 to 28. This year’s month-long festival is focused on ballet and dance. Curated by The National Gallery’s Dr Mina Moore Ede and The Royal Ballet, it has the theme of myths, and will include new works, events for families and children […]

Matthew Golding to join The Royal Ballet

Matthew Golding, currently a principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, is to join The Royal Ballet in February 2014. His first performance will be on March 27, when he will partner Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.

Beijing International Ballet and Choreographer Competition

Beijing’s second International Ballet and Choreography competition will be held from July 5 to 13. Tonight’s sold-out opening gala features San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Taiwanese virtuoso Fang-Yi Sheu (pictured) alongside 2011 winners Ma Xiaodong, Zhan Xinlu, Li Renxiu and Wang Yun.

Alina Cojocaru Gala for Hospices of Hope

Since 2008, ballerina Alina Cojocaru (pictured) has been raising funds for the Bucharest Hospice Appeal, holding galas for Hospices of Hope. She returns to Sadler’s Wells on Sunday, May 12, with a varied repertory and plenty of starry friends.

Benjamin Millepied to direct Paris Opéra Ballet

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied will succeed Brigitte Lefèvre as director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, it has been announced. He will take up the position from October 15, 2014.  

Big screen Nutcracker

A special matinee performance of Dutch National Ballet’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday, December 30.

Dance this week: more from the Maryinsky

The Maryinsky Ballet continue their London season this week, dancing the Homage to Fokineprogramme at the Royal Opera House tonight. Casting includes Anastasia Petushkova as the Firebird, plus Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov in Scheherazade.

Reprieve for Dutch dance?

Halbe Zijlstra, the Dutch State Secretary for Culture, has announced his plans for spending cuts. In these new proposals, the country’s two leading dance companies, Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, emerge largely unscathed.

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