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March 2016 issue

Welcome to our biggest ever issue! This month’s Dancing Times casts a spotlight on France, from Benjamin Millepied’s shock departure from the Paris Opéra Ballet to the dance scene as a whole. There’s tango with cover stars Germán Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, ballroom and Latin at the UK Open, crossovers between theatre and dance and […]

Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund and Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund merger

The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund (RBBF) announced today that it has merged with the Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) effective from January 1, 2016. This follows extensive liaison between the charities and their key stakeholders. The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund continues as a registered charity.

National Dance Awards for 2014

Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard became the first dancers to pick up two awards in the same ceremony at the 2014 National Dance Awards.

The Cottier Dance Project

The Cottier Dance Project, a new Glasgow dance festival, launches this month with new commissions and collaborations and archive film screenings. A strand of the West End Festival, run in partnership with the Cottier Chamber Project, the festival runs at Glasgow’s Cottiers Theatre and the Grosvenor Cinema from June 22 to 27.

New initiative for retraining independent dancers

Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) and The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund (RBBF) have announced a new initiative that will increase support for the retraining of independent dancers in the UK. From January 2014, additional funds will provide new RBBF bursaries in order to help overcome financial barriers to retraining. This is the latest development in a […]

The Royal Ballet in cinemas

There will be five ballets in the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season, more than ever before.

Exclusive: Kevin O’Hare introduces the new season

  The Royal Ballet’s 2013-14 season was announced today. Kevin O’Hare (pictured), the company’s artistic director, introduces the season in conversation with Zoë Anderson. For more from this interview, see the April issue of Dancing Times.

Royal Ballet 2013-14 season

The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2013-14 season, with two new full-length productions and four world premieres, including Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet The Winter’s Tale. You can read artistic director Kevin O’Hare’s exclusive introduction to the season here.

Liam Scarlett appointed artist in residence at The Royal Ballet

Choreographer Liam Scarlett (pictured) has been appointed the first ever artist in residence at The Royal Ballet. The new position will allow Scarlett, a dancer with the company, to focus solely on his choreographic work. He will take up the new role with immediate effect, making his last appearances as a dancer with the company […]

Celebrating Bob Lockyer

Richard Alston, Mark Baldwin, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Monica Mason will be among those celebrating the 70th birthday of dance film director and producer Bob Lockyer, in an evening held at The Place on April 13.

National Dance Awards

The twelfth Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards took place today at The Place, in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre. Members of the dance section of the Critics’ Circle vote for the awards, on performances given in the UK between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.

Frederick Ashton Foundation launched

The Frederick Ashton Foundation, set up to perpetuate the choreographer’s work and legacy, was launched on October 8.

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