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English National Ballet new season

English National Ballet (ENB) has announced plans for the 2013–14 season, including new works by Akram Khan, Liam Scarlett and Russell Maliphant, the company’s first performances at London’s Barbican Theatre and a guest appearance by Carlos Acosta.

The Nutcracker hits the screen

People will be spoilt for choice with on-screen performances of The Nutcracker over the Christmas period.

New Royal Ballet season

The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2012/13 season, Kevin O’Hare’s first as director. It includes six world premieres, with new works by Alexei Ratmansky, Alastair Marriott, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett and two by Wayne McGregor – including his first ever narrative work. There will also be company premieres of works by Wheeldon […]

UPDATED: Wayne Eagling steps down as director of ENB

English National Ballet announced today that Wayne Eagling, the company’s artistic director since 2005, will step down at the end of this season.

Big screen Nutcracker

A special matinee performance of Dutch National Ballet’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday, December 30.

See New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker on screen this Christmas

This Christmas, New York City Ballet’s celebrated production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by George Balanchine, will be screened in British cinemas on December 22 and 29.

Sadler’s Wells autumn season

Sadler’s Wells has announced its autumn season for 2011. The programme is dominated by a new Out of Asia strand, with artists and themes from China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Japan and Taiwan. There are also new works from Clod Ensemble (pictured, photograph by Manuel Vason), Fabulous Beast, Rambert Dance Company, Wayne McGregor and ZooNation.

Tchaikovsky Ballets in St Petersburg

St Petersburg in winter is truly magnificent – crystal-clear days (if you are lucky), frozen canals and plenty of snow, which means near-empty museums and restaurants – all made for an unstressful life. In contrast, the cultural life of this great city continues unabated, theatres full of eager audiences.

The Nutcracker

Sometimes you need a kick-start to get you into the swing for the festive season and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome on November 31 was just the thing for me.

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