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Rudolf Nureyev

Bolshoi postpones Nureyev ballet amid accusations of censorship

The Bolshoi Theatre has postponed its new ballet about the life of Rudolf Nureyev, prompting accusations of censorship. On July 8, after the dress rehearsal, the Bolshoi announced the postponement – just four days before the premiere, scheduled for July 11. At a press conference on July 10, Vladimir Urin, general director of the Bolshoi, […]

Christmas dance on television

We’ve gone through the listings with our highlighter pen, seeking out dance on television over the festive period, from Strictly to ballet to the traditional New Year’s Day concert from Vienna. We were feeling completist, so decided to include circus spectacle and migrating birds on our list.         Saturday 19 December Strictly […]

November 2015 issue

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 reviewed […]

English National Ballet plans

English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its plans for the 2015–16 season, including a triple bill of works by female choreographers and the return of Lest We Forget and Le Corsaire.

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, […]

New season at the Paris Opéra

The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its programme for the 2014–15 season, with a repertory ranging from hip hop and Wayne McGregor to Manon and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

January 2014

Well, here we are at the turn of another year, and everyone at Dancing Times would like to wish all our readers a very happy 2014. I like to think that this issue of the magazine is a kind of mini tribute to Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), that much-loved company with its legions of admirers.

Artistic director designate for The Royal Ballet School

Christopher Powney, currently director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy, has been appointed artistic director designate of The Royal Ballet School. He will take up the position in April 2014.

La Scala ballet season 2013-14

The Ballet of La Scala, Milan has announced its plans for the 2013–14 season. It will open on December 17 with an evening of works by Alexei Ratmansky, including Concerto DSCH, Russian Seasons and a new work. Performers will include Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle and Massimo Murru.

Nureyev anniversary at La Scala

It’s now 20 years since the death of Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most charismatic ballet stars of the 20th century.

Dance at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum has announced its dance performances for spring and summer 2013. The programme includes visits from overseas companies the Mikhailovsky Ballet and Boston Ballet, plus seasons by Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.

Rojo’s plans for English National Ballet

Tamara Rojo (pictured), English National Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced plans for her first season. They include the company premiere of Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort, an anniversary programme celebrating Rudolf Nureyev and news of Rojo’s artistic team. Rojo said: “I want to transform English National Ballet into England’s most creative and most loved ballet […]

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