Opening tonight, the Connect Festival is two weeks celebrating dance and learning throughout life. Presented by the creative learning department of Sadler’s Wells, the programme goes from youth dance showcases to a performance by the Company of Elders, whose members are all over 60.
Matthew Bourne will be speaking at the National Theatre on November 21. Bourne celebrates 25 years of his company – named first Adventures in Motion Pictures, now New Adventures – in 2012.
Channel 4 has commissioned a new dance film with the choreographer Matthew Bourne, to be broadcast this Christmas.
Ballet Preljocaj, The Royal Ballet of Flanders and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba are among the international companies in the new season at Sadler’s Wells, alongside Matthew Bourne, Ivan Putrov and Russell Maliphant.
Next year is an anniversary year for Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures. Bourne and Sadler’s Wells, where he is an associate artist, will celebrate with a year of performances, from revivals of early work to a brand new Sleeping Beauty for Christmas 2012. Dancing Times caught up with Bourne just before the announcement.
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.
The shortlist for the New Adventures Choreographer award, launched to celebrate Matthew Bourne’s 50th birthday, has been announced.
Sadler’s Wells has announced its autumn season for 2011. The programme is dominated by a new Out of Asia strand, with artists and themes from China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Japan and Taiwan. There are also new works from Clod Ensemble (pictured, photograph by Manuel Vason), Fabulous Beast, Rambert Dance Company, Wayne McGregor and ZooNation.
Re:Bourne (Adventures in Dance), the charitable educational wing of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, has become an associate company of DanceEast. The new partnership will collaborate and develop projects in Ipswich and the surrounding region.
In March, the Victoria and Albert museum opens a display of more than 50 original prints by award-winning dance photographer Chris Nash.
Matthew Bourne’s dance works have undoubted popular appeal, and his latest production, a version of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is no exception. The show broke box office records when it was premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival and its season at Sadler’s Wells from September 2-14 was completely sold out. I saw […]