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Why Waste Wayne?

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. Titled “Why Waste Wayne?”, the group also questions the judgement of ENB’s Board of Directors. We publish […]

Yonah Acosta wins Emerging Dancer Award 2012

Yonah Acosta was presented with English National Ballet’s 2012 Emerging Dancer Award last night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. Cuban-born Acosta, Dancing Times’ Dancer of the Month in November 2011, competed against five of his ENB colleagues to take the prize, and appeared in solos from Diana and Actaeon and Don Quixote […]

Dance at the City of London Festival 2012

A number of dance performances are included in the 2012 City of London Festival, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The programme of over 150 events in more than 55 London venues, planned by festival director Ian Ritchie, will take place from June 24 to July 27.

Applicants are invited for the position of artistic director of English National Ballet

English National Ballet, one of the world’s leading ballet companies, gives over 190 performances a year and performs to nearly 250,000 people annually in the UK and throughout the world.

UPDATED: Wayne Eagling steps down as director of ENB

English National Ballet announced today that Wayne Eagling, the company’s artistic director since 2005, will step down at the end of this season.

National Dance Awards

The twelfth Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards took place today at The Place, in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre. Members of the dance section of the Critics’ Circle vote for the awards, on performances given in the UK between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.

English National Ballet at Tate Britain

Next March, English National Ballet will move into Tate Britain’s Duveen galleries for a week, taking class and rehearsing among the paintings. The residency, from February 27 to March 4, celebrates the opening of the major exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art and ENB’s Beyond Ballets Russes season.

Dance GB

Next summer, Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet and National Dance Company Wales will create work and perform together for the first time, as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Tickets are now on sale for the joint performances in Glasgow, Cardiff and London.

Gary Avis and Friends

On September 11, The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis (pictured) will hold a gala evening at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich, in support of The Hunger Project.

Calling young artists!

English National Ballet has launched a global competition to create artwork for My First Sleeping Beauty. This new production is the first of a series designed to give children their first taste of ballet.

Ivan Vasiliev to guest with English National Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet’s Ivan Vasiliev will dance Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort with English National Ballet this Friday.

New centre for choreography at DanceEast

DanceEast at the Jerwood DanceHouse has launched a new National Centre for Choreography, a research and development initiative that allows experienced choreographers to experiment freely with other artists, without the pressures of producing a final product.

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