The National Dance Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary on February 19, at the Barbican, London. Organised on behalf of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, this year’s awards were presented by Miguel Altunaga and Mara Galeazzi with an introduction by Graham Watts, chair of the Dance Section, in which he paid tribute in memoriam […]
We have two pairs of tickets to give away for Force of Nature Natalia, a new film documentary about one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers. The film follows a year in the life of Natalia Osipova, as director Gerald Fox takes the audience on a journey to the heart of the Royal Opera House, […]
A new film documentary about Royal Ballet principal Natalia Osipova will premiere on June 6 at the Curzon Mayfair at 6.30pm. Director Gerald Fox follows a year in the life of Osipova, taking the audience on a journey to the heart of the Royal Opera House, home of the Royal Ballet, through the labyrinthine backstage […]
The Royal Opera House and the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have announced a new partnership. Academics from St Mary’s will provide strength and conditioning and sports science support to dancers of The Royal Ballet, working with company’s clinical director, Greg Retter. They will also design bespoke programmes […]
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 Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor to talk about […]
There’s an international slant to November’s Dancing Times, with features on the Peking Opera, British male dancers working overseas and a report from the International Championships in ballroom and Latin dance. Our cover stars are The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, whose debuts as the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet are […]
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 […]
The Royal Ballet has announced promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2015–16 season.
The Royal Ballet’s Melissa Hamilton will take a leave of absence to join Dresden’s Semperoper Ballett for the 2015–16 season. She will first appear with the company in the title role of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon in November 2015.
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…
The Royal Ballet’s new season, announced today by Kevin O’Hare, will include Frankenstein by Liam Scarlett and new works by Carlos Acosta, Will Tuckett, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor.
Dance UK Conference live stream Sessions from the Dance UK conference, The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, will be live streamed. Sessions to be streamed include the opening night celebration starring Robin Windsor, Kristina Rihanoff, Teneisha Bonner and more, plus a session on dance training – an issue recently highlighted by choreographers Akram Khan, Hofesh […]