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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) – […]

National Dance Awards: nominations announced

Nominations for the 14th National Dance Awards were announced today by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle.

Something old, something new…

For its autumn tour, David Hughes Dance looks back to its roots, with works by Matthew Bourne, Robert Cohan and Tanja Liedtke, and forwards with Walking Shadow, a new commission from Cathy Marston.

New Adventures: tour of Lord of the Flies

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Re:Bourne, the company’s charitable arm, will tour a new production of Lord of the Flies from April 2014.

Entries open for New Adventures Choreographer Award 2014

The second New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA) is now open to emerging choreographers of all ages. Originally established to celebrate Bourne’s 50th birthday in 2010, NACA will choose one or more winners to create a showcase of new work in 2014. The inaugural award, held in 2012, was won by James Cousins.

Olivier award nominations

Nominations have been announced for this year’s Olivier awards, presented by the Society of London Theatre and supported by Mastercard.

Emma Gladstone to direct Dance Umbrella

Emma Gladstone (pictured) will succeed Betsy Gregory as the artistic director of Dance Umbrella. She will take up the post in November 2013, following this year’s Dance Umbrella festival, the last to be directed by Gregory.

Dancers announced for mentoring scheme

Twenty dancers have been chosen to take part in Dance UK’s leadership mentoring scheme. The programme offers workforce development for mid-career dancers who have been nominated by their peers as future leaders. It is organised by by Dance UK in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, with the support of Arts Council England. Over eight months, […]

Dance leaders write an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education

In an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, published in the Daily Telegraph on October 18, leading figures in the UK dance community have expressed concern at the exclusion of dance, along with other arts subjects, from the syllabus of the newly-proposed English Baccalaureate that will be introduced as a replacement […]

New directions for Scottish Ballet

Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced his plans for the company. His first full-length work for Scottish Ballet will be supported by a groundbreaking education project, which aims to bring people across Scotland into the new ballet’s creative process. The company has also been granted an exclusive license to dance Matthew Bourne’s […]

The Astaires

Fred and Adele Astaire, major stars of the Jazz Age, are celebrated in an event at London’s National Theatre on Friday, May 4. Choreographer Matthew Bourne joins Fred’s daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie and author Kathleen Riley. The event is prompted by Riley’s new book, The Astaires: Fred and Adele, which examines Fred Astaire’s first great […]

Compass

Performed for one night only, on Monday, April 23, Compass brings together a team of choreographers, composers, musicians and more than 100 dancers in a new production celebrating London’s variety.

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