Applications are now open for the seventh Rural Retreat for established and aspiring leaders in dance. The next retreat, held in Ipswich from January 2 to 4, will be aimed at future leaders from different dance forms, parts of the world and backgrounds.
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.
DanceEast has announced the names of 26 aspiring artistic directors who will attend its latest retreat.