A gala in support of Dexter Summerscales-Heard, nephew of ballet dancer Laurretta Summerscales, will take place at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on November 10. A former principal at English National Ballet, Summerscales is now a principal with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich. Dexter has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other disabilities. The […]
English National Ballet’s new season will include an in-the-round Cinderella by Christopher Wheeldon, a new work by Stina Quagebeur based on Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and the company’s move to its new home in East London. The season was announced at a press conference at London City Island, the site of the company’s new home. […]
English National Ballet (ENB) has announced the finalists for its 2018 Emerging Dancer competition, which will be held at the London Coliseum on June 11, 2018. This annual event recognises the company’s up-and-coming talent. Selected by their peers, six of ENB’s most promising dancers perform in front of a panel of expert judges, who will […]
English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its plans for spring and summer 2018, including a world premiere by William Forsythe, the company premiere of Jerome Robbins’ The Cage and the return of Kenneth MacMillan’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. Forsythe, who has recently returned to creating works for large ballet companies, is one of the […]
English National Ballet has announced plans for the 2017 to 2018 season, including company premieres of Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s production of La Sylphide. The season opens in September with a revival of Akram Khan’s reimagined Giselle. The company dance the work at London’s Sadler’s Wells from September 20 to […]
English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its plans for 2016–17, including Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring, Akram Khan’s new Giselle alongside the company’s traditional Mary Skeaping production and Adagio Hammerklavier by Hans van Manen. Khan’s Giselle, announced in 2014, will have its world premiere at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on September 27, 2016, followed by […]
English National Ballet (ENB) has announced the nominations for its seventh Emerging Dancer competition, which will be held at the London Palladium on May 17.
We celebrate a world of dance this month, from ballroom in Shanghai to New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck and former Strictly professional Robin Windsor. Our cover stars are Cira Robinson and Mthuthuzeli November of Ballet Black. Ready to move on Nicola Rayner meets former Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor to talk about […]
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 […]
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.
New season, new beginnings! With this issue, Dancing Times incorporates our sister magazine, Dance Today, which for nearly 60 years covered all aspects of social dancing. The new combined magazine goes back to our roots: from the beginning, Dancing Times covered all kinds of dance, from the ballroom to the stage. The new 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 […]