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Northern Ballet spring 2015

Northern Ballet has announced its spring 2015 season, including a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 by Jonathan Watkins, a season of iconic love stories, a new mixed bill and the company’s latest children’s ballet, The Elves and the Shoemaker.

UPDATE: BBC Young Dancer 2015

BBC Young Dancer, a search for the UK’s most talented young dancers, has announced a starry line-up of judges, including Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding. Carlos Acosta will be ambassador for the new talent competition, whose final rounds will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. […]

October 2014!

Our October 2014 issue is here! As the weather turns to autumn, and theatres and companies launch their new seasons, we speak to dancers Natalia Osipova, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb and Marianela Nuñez, find out about Dance Umbrella’s new director Emma Gladstone and celebrate the 40th birthday of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon – featured on our […]

September 2014!

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 to dance Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet

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.

Kenneth Tindall’s The Architect

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.

Kevin O’Hare on the 2014–15 Linbury season

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.

Linbury Studio Theatre 2014-15 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 […]

The arts at the BBC

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.

Sea change for Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet has changed the programme for its visit to Edinburgh in March, following a shortage of ships.

National Dance Awards: nominations announced

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

Gala for Yorkshire Ballet Summer School

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.

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