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November 2015 issue

There’s an international slant to November’s Dancing Times, with features on the Peking Opera, British male dancers working overseas and a report from the International Championships in ballroom and Latin dance. Our cover stars are The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, whose debuts as the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet are reviewed […]

May 2015 issue

This month, we pay tribute to Mary Clarke, our beloved editor emeritus, and speak to our cover star, Aurélie Dupont, as she prepares to leave the stage of the Paris Opéra Ballet. In this issue, we also investigate adult amateur ballet, the recent Munich reconstruction of Paquita and more…            

#HOFEST: a London festival of Hofesh Shechter Company

Hofesh Shechter Company has announced #HOFEST, a London season celebrating the range of its work. Held in September and October 2015, the season will include new works by Shechter, revivals and his first opera production.

Farooq Chaudhry steps down as Dance UK chair

Farooq Chaudhry has stepped down as chair of Dance UK. The decision follows his public comments about contemporary dance training in the UK. Julian Flitter, Dance UK’s vice chair, has agreed to become interim chair.

Dance UK Conference live stream

Dance UK Conference live stream Sessions from the Dance UK conference, The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, will be live streamed. Sessions to be streamed include the opening night celebration starring Robin Windsor, Kristina Rihanoff, Teneisha Bonner and more, plus a session on dance training – an issue recently highlighted by choreographers Akram Khan, Hofesh […]

UK contemporary dance training: choreographers raise concerns

Three leading British companies have expressed concern over the standards of training in UK contemporary dance schools. Akram Khan Company, DV8 Physical Theatre and Hofesh Shechter Company say they have to look overseas because they cannot find UK-trained dancers of sufficient calibre.

March 2015 issue

Our March 2015 issue is here! Our cover star is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Céline Gittens. This month features four British-based choreographers, discussing music, choice of subject matter, moving from dancing into choreography and the future of British classical ballet. We also speak to dance fathers and sons, herald Dance UK’s forthcoming conference and report on […]

Sadler’s Wells plans

Sadler’s Wells has announced its plans for spring and summer 2015, along with an update on the theatre’s plans for a new fourth venue.

Elixir Festival

The Elixir Festival celebrates older dance artists and lifelong creativity. Held at London’s Sadler’s Wells from September 12 to 15, it includes workshops, performances and a full day conference, titled Art of Age.

William Forsythe to join USC dance department

The choreographer William Forsythe will join the University of Southern California’s [USC] Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in 2015.

Autumn at Sadler’s Wells

A Scandinavian season, a collaboration between composer Thomas Adès and choreographers Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley and a new  work by Akram Khan and flamenco star Israel Galván (pictured) are among the highlights of the autumn season at London dance venue Sadler’s Wells.

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.

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