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Artistic director designate for The Royal Ballet School

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.

Spending review: how the arts are affected

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.

Dance leaders write an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education

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 […]

Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund Gala

The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) will be presenting a celebration fundraising gala at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday, October 21.

Northern Ballet board seeks new chair

Northern Ballet has launched a search for a new chair to lead the company. David Forbes, who chaired the company’s board for the last two years, is stepping down to commit more time to his other business interests.

OverWorlds and UnderWorlds

Artists take over the centre of Leeds for the weekend of May 18 to 20. Directed by filmmakers the Quay Brothers, OverWorlds and UnderWorlds is a free event using music, dance, theatre, film and light in the city’s public spaces.

Awards for Leeds dance building

The purpose-built headquarters of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has won two major awards in one week.

Leeds dance building wins Best Arts Project award

The purpose-build headquarters of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has won the National Lottery Award for Best Arts Project 2011. The award comes as the two companies celebrate a year in their new home.

Dance building reaches awards finals

The new Leeds home for Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has reached the finals of the 2011 National Lottery Awards. Public voting for the awards opens on Friday, September 2.

Leeds dance building shortlisted for award

The new home built for Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre (pictured) has reached the finals of the Best Arts Project category in the National Lottery Awards 2011. After a hugely successful public voting campaign, the Leeds building received the most votes in its category.

Arts Council cuts

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its funding decisions for the next four years. Following the 29.6 per cent cut to ACE’s own budget for 2011 to 2015, there will be a 14.9 per cent cut in its budget for funded organisations. The plan was to cut strategically, dropping 206 organisations altogether and concentrating funding […]

2010 National Dance Awards

  The 11th National Dance Awards took place at Sadler’s Wells, London on Monday, January 24. It was an afternoon of celebration, congratulation and Black Swan jokes.

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