New Adventures has announced the return of Matthew Bourne’s double Olivier award-winning production of The Red Shoes later this year. The national tour opens on November 18 at Theatre Royal Plymouth and runs until November 23, before visiting The Lowry, Salford, from November 26–30, ahead of a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, London, from […]
Jamaal Burkmar, winner of the 2016 New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA), will present three new works at a London showcase from September 21 to 24. Held at the Platform Theatre at Central St Martins, by King’s Cross, the programme includes 16 Bars, created for Jamaal Burkmar Dance to original music by Otis Jones. Storm, danced […]
Choreographer and dancer Christopher Marney (pictured) has been appointed artistic director of Ballet Central. Marney, who trained at Central School of Ballet, has danced leading roles for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, and choreographed for companies including Ballet Black. Founded in 1984, Ballet Central gives Central School of Ballet’s final-year students first-hand experience of professional dance. Heidi […]
Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man, his reworking of Bizet’s Carmen for his company New Adventures, will be screened in UK cinemas from March 1. The production moves the action from 19th-century Spain to small-town America of the 1960s. Bizet’s femme fatale becomes Luca, the “car man” of the title, a handsome stranger who triggers a […]
We’ve gone through the listings with our highlighter pen, seeking out dance on television over the festive period, from Strictly to ballet to the traditional New Year’s Day concert from Vienna. We were feeling completist, so decided to include circus spectacle and migrating birds on our list. Saturday 19 December Strictly […]
The dancer Jonathan Ollivier, who died earlier this year, will be remembered in the performance Mr Wonderful – A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier’s Life in Dance. Presented by New Adventures and Re:Bourne, this evening of dance will be performed at Sadler’s Wells on January 18, 2016. Matthew Bourne, director of New Adventures and Re:Bourne, said: […]
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 […]
The dancer Jonathan Ollivier has died in a motorbike accident, hours before he was due to perform in the final show of The Car Man at Sadler’s Wells. He was 38.
This month, we speak to Marcelo Gomes about ballet and Matthew Bourne, to Peter Schaufuss and Li Cunxin about La Sylphide and to Richard Bonynge about ballet music. There’s also a focus on the training of young dancers, from youth ballet companies to Elmhurst School for Dance and more…
Our February 2015 issue is here! We believe it’s our largest in our 105-year history: 124 pages of interviews, features, reviews, news and debate, with Cira Robinson of Ballet Black as our cover star. We speak to dance names including Vadim Muntagirov of The Royal Ballet, choreographer Richard Alston, dancer and designer Yumiko Takeshima, report […]
BBC Young Dancer, a search for the UK’s most talented young dancers, has announced a starry line-up of judges, including Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding. Carlos Acosta will be ambassador for the new talent competition, whose final rounds will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. […]
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.