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Scottish Dance Theatre

May 2015 issue

This month, we pay tribute to Mary Clarke, our beloved editor emeritus, and speak to our cover star, Aurélie Dupont, as she prepares to leave the stage of the Paris Opéra Ballet. In this issue, we also investigate adult amateur ballet, the recent Munich reconstruction of Paquita and more…            

UK contemporary dance training: choreographers raise concerns

Three leading British companies have expressed concern over the standards of training in UK contemporary dance schools. Akram Khan Company, DV8 Physical Theatre and Hofesh Shechter Company say they have to look overseas because they cannot find UK-trained dancers of sufficient calibre.

Audition: Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre is looking for creative and versatile male and female dancers, with a minimum of three years of performance experience since graduation. The Dundee-based company is offering full-time fixed term contracts from summer 2014.

RUBBERBANDance Group

Canadian company RUBBERBANDance Group (pictured) come to the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room this week, dancing Gravity of Center, an explosive blend of ballet and hip hop.

Dance UK mentoring scheme

Applications are now open for a new mentoring scheme for dancers who could be future leaders of the arts. Launched by Dance UK, with the support of Arts Council England and in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, the scheme will award mentorships to six independent dancers and 14 company dancers. The deadline for all applications […]

Fleur Darkin to direct Scottish Dance Theatre

Choreographer Fleur Darkin has been appointed artistic director of Scottish Dance Theatre, Scotland’s national contemporary dance company, based at Dundee Rep Theatre. Starting this autumn, Darkin replaces Janet Smith, who has taken up the post of principal at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

American Dance Festival announces 2011 season

American Dance Festival’s 2011 season will feature eight world premieres and performances by the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Bill T. Jones, Pilobolus and Eiko & Koma.

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