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Plaque for Kschessinska

A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to pay for a plaque to be attached to the building where the Russian dancer, Mathilde Kchessinska, taught her classes in Paris for many years is being organised. Born in Ligovo in 1872, Kschessinska became one of the greatest dancers at the Imperial Russian Ballet in St Petersburg in […]

New season at the Paris Opéra Ballet

The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its new 2019/20 season, continuing its 350th anniversary celebrations this year with new productions and much-loved classics. Among the new works is At the Hawk’s Well: a collaboration between Japanese visual artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, invited for the first time to the Paris Opéra, and choreographer Alessio Silvestrin, which features […]

March 2016 issue

Welcome to our biggest ever issue! This month’s Dancing Times casts a spotlight on France, from Benjamin Millepied’s shock departure from the Paris Opéra Ballet to the dance scene as a whole. There’s tango with cover stars Germán Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, ballroom and Latin at the UK Open, crossovers between theatre and dance and […]

Bausch and van Manen for ENB

English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its plans for 2016–17, including Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring, Akram Khan’s new Giselle alongside the company’s traditional Mary Skeaping production and Adagio Hammerklavier by Hans van Manen. Khan’s Giselle, announced in 2014, will have its world premiere at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on September 27, 2016, followed by […]

Dupont replaces Millepied at the Paris Opéra Ballet

Benjamin Millepied is stepping down as director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, where he has been director since 2014. At a press conference on February 4, his successor was announced as Aurélie Dupont, who retired as étoile of the company last year. Millepied will leave at the end of the current season, in July.

February 2016 issue

We celebrate a world of dance this month, from ballroom in Shanghai to New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck and former Strictly professional Robin Windsor. Our cover stars are Cira Robinson and Mthuthuzeli November of Ballet Black.                   Ready to move on Nicola Rayner meets former […]

June 2015 issue

This month, we look to the future of dance, with reports on Dance UK’s conference and the first BBC Young Dancer competition. We also look at the practical side of touring a ballet company, at ballet in Taiwan and more…              

May 2015 issue

This month, we pay tribute to Mary Clarke, our beloved editor emeritus, and speak to our cover star, Aurélie Dupont, as she prepares to leave the stage of the Paris Opéra Ballet. In this issue, we also investigate adult amateur ballet, the recent Munich reconstruction of Paquita and more…            

March 2015 issue

Our March 2015 issue is here! Our cover star is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Céline Gittens. This month features four British-based choreographers, discussing music, choice of subject matter, moving from dancing into choreography and the future of British classical ballet. We also speak to dance fathers and sons, herald Dance UK’s forthcoming conference and report on […]

Millepied’s plans for the Paris Opéra

Benjamin Millepied has announced plans for the 2015–16 season of the Paris Opéra Ballet, the first he has programmed as director. It’s an ambitious season, with many new works, including one by new associate choreographer William Forsythe and a new production of The Nutcracker, to be choreographed by Arthur Pita, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Liam Scarlett, […]

February 2015 issue

Our February 2015 issue is here! We believe it’s our largest in our 105-year history: 124 pages of interviews, features, reviews, news and debate, with Cira Robinson of Ballet Black as our cover star. We speak to dance names including Vadim Muntagirov of The Royal Ballet, choreographer Richard Alston, dancer and designer Yumiko Takeshima, report […]

January 2015 issue

Happy New Year! Our new January issue takes us into the New Year with an international focus, from Ballet Flanders cover stars Aki Saito and Wim Vanlessen to training from Beijing to the UK…            

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