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Rojo’s farewell

Tamara Rojo danced her farewell performance with The Royal Ballet in the current run of Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand last night, partnered by Sergei Polunin.

National Dance Awards

Nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards were announced today, at a reception held at The Place. The awards are for dance performances given between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012, and are chosen by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle.

Dance leaders write an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education

In an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, published in the Daily Telegraph on October 18, leading figures in the UK dance community have expressed concern at the exclusion of dance, along with other arts subjects, from the syllabus of the newly-proposed English Baccalaureate that will be introduced as a replacement […]

Dance at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum has announced its dance performances for spring and summer 2013. The programme includes visits from overseas companies the Mikhailovsky Ballet and Boston Ballet, plus seasons by Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.

Rojo’s plans for English National Ballet

Tamara Rojo (pictured), English National Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced plans for her first season. They include the company premiere of Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort, an anniversary programme celebrating Rudolf Nureyev and news of Rojo’s artistic team. Rojo said: “I want to transform English National Ballet into England’s most creative and most loved ballet […]

Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund Gala

The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) will be presenting a celebration fundraising gala at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday, October 21.

April 2012

Aspects of The Royal Ballet are featured in the April issue of the magazine. On page 15, Zoë Anderson talks to principal dancer Steven McRae, who won the Dancing Times Best Male Dancer Award at the recent Critics’ Circle Dance Awards; Margaret Willis meets Royal Ballet soloist Akane Takada for our Dancer of the Month […]

Tony Butcher photographs

An exhibition of photographs by Tony Butcher will be held at the Royal Academy of Dance from May 3 to 29.

New director for English National Ballet

English National Ballet has announced Tamara Rojo as its new artistic director. Rojo, currently a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, will take over in September 2012 for the start of English National Ballet’s new season.

Further Letters to the Editor on Wayne Eagling and ENB

As dance lovers debate Wayne Eagling’s resignation from English National Ballet, Dancing Times has received another letter discussing his time as director, from someone who has worked closely with the company

Special ticket offer for Dancing Times readers to see English National Ballet’s Beyond Ballet Russes

English National Ballet is delighted to offer readers of Dancing Times best available seats for Beyond Ballets Russes: programme 2. Tickets cost £10*

UPDATED: English National Ballet supporters send a Letter to the Editor of Dancing Times

In an extraordinary letter sent to Dancing Times, a group of ballet lovers and supporters of English National Ballet, who have asked to remain anonymous, wonder about the reasons behind the resignation of ENB’s artistic director, Wayne Eagling.

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