Scottish Ballet celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend at Festival Theatre in Edinburgh with guests taking over the theatre’s stage for a special dinner. For the company’s golden anniversary, giant gold pipes and twinkling lights hung from the rafters, bouquets were peppered with golden ferns and the event finale was dusted with “SB50” confetti falling […]
Senior guest artist Cira Robinson will join Scottish Ballet for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible. The first major commission of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year, the production will open the dance programme at the Edinburgh International Festival from August 3 to 5. As part of a longstanding collaboration between the two companies, […]
The 2019 Edinburgh International Festival programme has just been announced with this year’s dance programme opening with a world premiere from Scotland’s national dance company, Scottish Ballet. The Crucible is a new narrative ballet with choreography by Helen Pickett adapted from Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of power and persecution, with a new musical score from Peter […]
Scottish Ballet will set up a programme of dementia-friendly dance activities for people living with dementia, their carers and families across Scotland. Building on the company’s successful Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland project, the new programme is funded by an award of £150,000 from the Life Changes Trust. The programme will include weekly intergenerational dance classes, […]
Scottish Ballet has announced its 2017 to 18 season, which will include a revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s Le Baiser de la Fée, the company’s first digital season and an international tour. Digital season The digital season, which launches in spring 2017, aims to explore new ways of presenting dance, with a month of bespoke projects. […]
Welcome to our biggest ever issue! This month’s Dancing Times casts a spotlight on France, from Benjamin Millepied’s shock departure from the Paris Opéra Ballet to the dance scene as a whole. There’s tango with cover stars Germán Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, ballroom and Latin at the UK Open, crossovers between theatre and dance and […]
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 […]
We welcome 2016 with coverage of very many dance styles, from ballet, ballroom and contemporary dance by way of malambo from Argentina and the Peking Opera from China… Energy forever Zoë Anderson speaks to Royal Ballet principal Marianela Nuñez about Giselle, dance on screen and the politics of guesting: “Nuñez feels strongly about [guesting]. It’s […]
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 […]
Christopher Hampson, artistic director of Scottish Ballet, has now been appointed chief executive of the company.
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 […]
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.