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James Wilton

A century of spring

The Rite of Spring had its infamous first performance on May 29, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Igor Stravinsky’s music and Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography (pictured) caused an outcry. A century on from that riotous evening, The Rite of Spring will be celebrated around the world, with ballets, concerts, education projects and more.

New Adventures Choreographer Award

22-year-old James Cousins has won the first New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Nearly 100 aspiring choreographers applied for the award, created to celebrate the 50th birthday of New Adventures’ choreographer Matthew Bourne. Impressed by the standard of applications, the judges have created a runner-up prize, awarded to 19-year-old Tom Jackson Greaves.

New Adventures Choreographer Award

The shortlist for the New Adventures Choreographer award, launched to celebrate Matthew Bourne’s 50th birthday, has been announced.

Sadler’s Wells launches 2011 Global Dance Contest

The Sadler’s Wells online Global Dance Contest has just opened. Now in its third year, the web-based competition uses YouTube to find new dance talent.

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