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Frederick Ashton

The Royal Ballet in America

The Royal Ballet has announced details of its US tour, visiting Washington, Chicago and New York this summer. The repertory will include Carlos Acosta’s production of Don Quixote and works by Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Natalia Osipova on roles and partners

Natalia Osipova tells Zoë Anderson about partners, dance styles and what she’d like to dance next.  

Kevin O’Hare on The Royal Ballet’s 2014-15 season

Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, speaks exclusively to Dancing Times about his plans for the 2014–15 season.

The Royal Ballet announces 2014-15 season

The Royal Ballet has announced the repertoire for its 2014–15 season, from new classic revivals of Ashton and MacMillan to new works by Hofesh Shechter, Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor.

New season at the Paris Opéra

The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its programme for the 2014–15 season, with a repertory ranging from hip hop and Wayne McGregor to Manon and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

UPDATE: Osipova concussed during performance

Natalia Osipova was injured while dancing the matinée performance Wayne McGregor’s new ballet Tetractys – The Art of Fugue on Saturday, February 8. With Osipova injured, and fellow cast member Thiago Soares unwell, The Royal Ballet was forced to cancel the evening performance of the work.

Dancers of The Royal Ballet to appear in a Gala for Ghana

Members of The Royal Ballet, including principals Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Rupert Pennefather and Edward Watson, will be performing in a unique gala on Sunday, February 2, in aid of Ghanaian charity Ashanti Development.

Dance on television this Christmas

Dance on television this Christmas Christmas is here! Along with mince pies, frantic shopping and The Nutcracker on stage, there’s also plenty of festive television. Dancing Times has been circling the dance goodies in our Christmas listings magazine, with everything from the sequins of Strictly Come Dancing – both the series finale and the Christmas special (pictured) – […]

Sarasota Ballet to host Ashton Festival

In 2014, Sarasota Ballet will host a four-day festival to honour the life and works of the choreographer Frederick Ashton. Held in venues across Sarasota, the festival which feature ten Ashton ballets, plus films and lectures.

Spring with American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has announced its 2014 spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Running from May 12 to July 5, it includes the company premiere of Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, a Shakespeare celebration and a revival of Léonide Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne.

Carlos and friends

The full programme has been announced for Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from his career in celebration of his 40th birthday. Classical Selection will be at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4.

American Ballet Theatre’s autumn season

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has announced details of its autumn 2013 season, including the world premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky (pictured) and revivals of ballets by Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Fokine, Mark Morris and Stanton Welch.

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