Choreographer and dancer Dane Hurst has been appointed the new artistic director of Phoenix Dance Theatre. Hurst will be the eighth artistic director of Phoenix, and takes up the mantle from Sharon Watson who departed the company in May 2020. Hurst takes up the role in early 2021, ahead of the company’s 40th birthday in […]
As Christmas approaches, Dancing Times gets ready for The Nutcracker and for the final rounds of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – which appears on our cover for the first time, with cover stars Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani. We also meet promising young dancers – ballroom and Latin couple Glenn Richard Boyce and Alexandra […]
2Faced Dance Company has announced The BENCH, a new programme to support female choreographers in the UK. Running from 2015 to 2018, the programme will train and mentor around 18 promising women, with masterclasses, training sessions and opportunities to connect with venues, programmes and commissioners. The programme is funded by Arts Council England and an […]
Phoenix Dance Theatre will host a Choreographers and Composers Lab in July 2015. Held in the company’s state-of-the-art dance centre in Leeds, the two-week intensive course is designed for professional choreographers and composers at an early stage of their careers.
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 […]
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…
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. […]
On May 16 and 17, a glowing parade of cyclists will perform a “ghost peloton” at Waides Yard in Leeds. Phoenix Dance Theatre is among the collaborators in the choreographed live event, which fuses endurance sport, dance and public art.
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 […]
The second New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA) is now open to emerging choreographers of all ages. Originally established to celebrate Bourne’s 50th birthday in 2010, NACA will choose one or more winners to create a showcase of new work in 2014. The inaugural award, held in 2012, was won by James Cousins.
The dance programme for the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House has been announced.