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August 2015 issue

There’s a Russian feel to this month’s issue, as we speak to Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, look back at a turning point for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and report from a St Petersburg conference on the future of ballet choreography. Elsewhere, we look at The Australian Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, and come back […]

Manchester International Festival 2015

The first productions for 2015’s Manchester International Festival (MIF15) have been announced, including a new ballet by Wayne McGregor, starring Paris Opéra étoiles Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnès Gillot and Jérémie Bélingard.

Sadler’s Wells plans

Sadler’s Wells has announced its plans for spring and summer 2015, along with an update on the theatre’s plans for a new fourth venue.

Dance Umbrella 2014

Dance Umbrella has unveiled its programme for 2014, with a line-up including flamenco star Rocío Molina (pictured), hip hop from Ivan Blackstock and new approach to ice skating at Alexandra Palace.

Cloud Dance Festival

Cloud Dance Festival, a showcase for new contemporary ballet and dance, returns this year with Lacuna, a programme at London’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre from July 5 to 7.

Dancers announced for mentoring scheme

Twenty dancers have been chosen to take part in Dance UK’s leadership mentoring scheme. The programme offers workforce development for mid-career dancers who have been nominated by their peers as future leaders. It is organised by by Dance UK in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, with the support of Arts Council England. Over eight months, […]

Assis Carreiro to direct the Royal Ballet of Flanders

Assis Carreiro, the driving force behind DanceEast, has been appointed artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders. She joins the Antwerp-based company at a difficult time. The previous director, Kathryn Bennetts, clashed with the Flemish culture minister, Joke Schauvliege, over plans to amalgamate the Antwerp opera and ballet companies under a single intendant.

Dance at the Royal Opera House in 2012/13

Alongside The Royal Ballet’s new season plans, The Royal Opera House has announced the rest of its dance programme, including performances by Ballet Black, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Arthur Pita, Will Tuckett | Dance Theatre, Danish Dance Theatre and Bern:Ballett.

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 […]

Connect Festival

Opening tonight, the Connect Festival is two weeks celebrating dance and learning throughout life. Presented by the creative learning department of Sadler’s Wells, the programme goes from youth dance showcases to a performance by the Company of Elders, whose members are all over 60.

Celebrating Bob Lockyer

Richard Alston, Mark Baldwin, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Monica Mason will be among those celebrating the 70th birthday of dance film director and producer Bob Lockyer, in an evening held at The Place on April 13.

Aspiring directors for Rural Retreats

DanceEast has announced the names of 26 aspiring artistic directors who will attend its latest retreat.

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