Our September 2014 issue is here! As dancers and dance schools come back for the new season, we welcome the new academic year with features on training with the BalletBoyz, in Germany and in Russia, plus designer Jérôme Kaplan’s work in dance and ballerina Alicia Markova celebrated at Ivy House. We think there’s an autumnal […]
Northern Ballet will open its spring 2015 season with the UK premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s production of Romeo and Juliet, originally created for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
Northern Ballet’s next mixed programme will feature a new work by Kenneth Tindall, The Architect. The programme, which opens at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds on June 18 to 21, will also include Hans van Manen’s Concertante and a work by Lar Lubovitch.
In recent years, The Royal Ballet has had a bigger hand in the dance programme of the Linbury Studio Theatre, from commissioning new works from other companies to giving its own performances there. Kevin O’Hare, the artistic director of The Royal Ballet, talks about the Linbury season.
The Linbury season opens with the Deloitte Ignite festival, which runs from September 5 to 28. This year’s month-long festival is focused on ballet and dance. Curated by The National Gallery’s Dr Mina Moore Ede and The Royal Ballet, it has the theme of myths, and will include new works, events for families and children […]
Tony Hall, the BBC Director-General, has announced a new strand of arts programming, promising “the strongest commitment to the arts that we’ve made in a generation.” Plans include new arts leadership, coverage of major events, new commissions, collaborations and landmark series.
Northern Ballet has changed the programme for its visit to Edinburgh in March, following a shortage of ships.
Nominations for the 14th National Dance Awards were announced today by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle.
STOP PRESS – Sergei Polunin will also be appearing at the Gala Anthony Dowell and actor Derek Jacobi will host a gala marking the 40th anniversary of the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School (YBSS), held at Sadler’s Wells on September 29.
Christopher Powney, currently director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy, has been appointed artistic director designate of The Royal Ballet School. He will take up the position in April 2014.
The chancellor, George Osborne, has announced the government’s comprehensive spending review, which aims to make savings of £11.5 billion in government spending. The culture, media and sport department has had its resource budget cut by seven per cent, with Arts Council England and national museums cut by five per cent.
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 […]