2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”
On April 3, Royal Ballet principal Mara Galeazzi presents a gala evening at Sadler’s Wells in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the charity Dancing For The Children, which helps underprivileged children in Africa.
Resolution!, The Place’s season of new dance for the New Year, continues into February. This platform for choreography has often included works by dancers from leading companies.
The Royal Ballet will bring Romeo and Juliet to the O2 arena in June 2011. It will be the first time the company has danced in an arena in the UK.
The Royal Ballet has announced principal casting for Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a new full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book.
Pavilion Dance, the new dance centre at Bournemouth Pavilion, is holding a star-studded dance gala on November 7 at 3pm.