Gustavo Ramírez Sansano has been appointed artistic director of National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales). He will work with the company’s new chief executive, Paul Kaynes.
Sadler’s Wells has now released full details for spring and summer 2014, with performances at the Peacock Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio as well as the main stage. The venue had already announced highlights, such as Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. The complete line-up includes details of Flamenco Festival […]
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.
Paul Lightfoot (pictured) has succeeded Jim Vincent as artistic director of Nederlands Dans Theater. Vincent, who became artistic director in 2009, will stay on as co-director for a handover period ending in December, and will then be artistic adviser until the end of the 2011/12 season.
Halbe Zijlstra, the Dutch State Secretary for Culture, has announced his plans for spending cuts. In these new proposals, the country’s two leading dance companies, Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, emerge largely unscathed.
The Salisbury International Arts Festival opens on Friday, May 20 with a programme that includes plenty of dance alongside theatre, circus, film, music and spoken word. This year, the festival focuses on the themes of China, dance and air, with venues from Salisbury Cathedral to Stonehenge.
Dance companies are facing sharp cuts under recommendations by the Dutch Council for Culture. Under these proposals, Nederlands Dans Theater faces a fierce cut of 40–50 per cent, and would be downgraded from an “international” to a “regional” company.