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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.

Wayne McGregor’s new work

Wayne McGregor’s latest work for The Royal Ballet will have its premiere on April 5. Still untitled, the new ballet is a collaboration with award-winning music producer Mark Ronson, singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt and fashion designer Gareth Pugh.

Dance in Parliament

Today Frank Doran MP, secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group, led an adjournment debate entitled Education System and Dance.

Dance this week

This week, dance fans can see everything from a lavish fairytale to a show that puts theatre technicians centre stage.

Dance this week: new season!

It’s autumn! The leaves are starting to fall, and dance companies are back on stage for the new season.

This weekend: from slapstick to Greek tragedy

Watch This Space, the festival of free performance held outside London’s National Theatre, focuses on family fun this weekend – though there’s a dash of dark physical theatre, too.

Kevin O’Hare appointed director of The Royal Ballet

Kevin O’Hare will take over as director of The Royal Ballet, following Monica Mason’s retirement in July 2012. O’Hare has been administrative director of the company since 2009.

Big screen Manon

On Wednesday, June 1, The Royal Ballet performance of Manon will be shown live on big screens across the country.  The free performance is part of the BP Summer Big Screen season.

Arts Council cuts

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its funding decisions for the next four years. Following the 29.6 per cent cut to ACE’s own budget for 2011 to 2015, there will be a 14.9 per cent cut in its budget for funded organisations. The plan was to cut strategically, dropping 206 organisations altogether and concentrating funding […]

Royal Ballet 2011-2012

2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”

March issue now on sale!

The March issue of Dancing Times is now on sale. Our copies have just arrived in the office, so we’ve been aww-ing over Tim Cross’s photographs of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Iain Mackay with his son Oscar. There are more pictures from this exclusive photoshoot in our online gallery.  

Richard Farley dance photographs

An exhibition of photographs by former Royal Ballet dancer Richard Farley will be on display in a pop-up gallery in Covent Garden this month.

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