Carlos Acosta launched his new company, Acosta Danza, at the Sadler’s Wells season press launch on October 24. The new company is Acosta’s biggest project since his retirement from ballet, announced two years ago. At the press conference, he said that it would enhance the culture of Cuban people, and launch the careers of Cuban […]
Sadler’s Wells has announced highlights for its spring/summer 2017 season, including the UK launch of Carlos Acosta’s new dance company, a new programme from Sergei Polunin, a response to the Paris terrorist attacks of 2015 and new works by Alexander Whitley and Richard Alston. The new company Acosta Danza will perform at the London dance […]
As Christmas approaches, Dancing Times gets ready for The Nutcracker and for the final rounds of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – which appears on our cover for the first time, with cover stars Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani. We also meet promising young dancers – ballroom and Latin couple Glenn Richard Boyce and Alexandra […]
The dancer Jonathan Ollivier, who died earlier this year, will be remembered in the performance Mr Wonderful – A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier’s Life in Dance. Presented by New Adventures and Re:Bourne, this evening of dance will be performed at Sadler’s Wells on January 18, 2016. Matthew Bourne, director of New Adventures and Re:Bourne, said: […]
The dancer Jonathan Ollivier has died in a motorbike accident, hours before he was due to perform in the final show of The Car Man at Sadler’s Wells. He was 38.
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has commissioned three new works for its 2015–16 season. It has also announced plans for a new home, the Pina Bausch Centre, in the heart of the German city of Wuppertal. These are new steps for the company, whose founder choreographer Pina Bausch died in 2009.
Dancer Sergei Polunin has launched a new project to foster the creation of new ballets and dances.
This month, we look to the future of dance, with reports on Dance UK’s conference and the first BBC Young Dancer competition. We also look at the practical side of touring a ballet company, at ballet in Taiwan and more…
Away from the main stage, the Sadler’s Wells autumn/winter season includes returning favourites such as Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, plus a Wild Card season and new collaborations in the Lilian Baylis Studio.
Sadler’s Wells has announced plans for its autumn/winter season, including Akram Khan Company, Hofesh Shechter Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the first dance work by fashion designer Hussein Chalayan. Programmes for the Peacock Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio have also been announced.
Akram Khan, Kevin O’Hare, Gillian Lynne, Tamara Rojo, Jonzi D and Wayne McGregor are among the speakers at The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, the UK’s first ever industry-wide dance conference. Organised by Dance UK, the conference will offer more than 120 speakers, with events at London venues from April 9 to 12. The […]
Nominations for the 2015 Olivier Awards have been announced.