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National Dance Awards nominations

Nominations for the 15th National Dance Awards have been announced. The dance section of the Critics’ Circle, a group of more than 50 dance writers and critics, votes on the awards.

WIN! Signed copies of Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane

As mentioned in last month’s magazine, Oberon Books is publishing a new photographic book by Andrej Uspenski dedicated to The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae.

Johan Kobborg to direct National Romanian Ballet

Johan Kobborg has been appointed director of the National Romanian Ballet. He will take up his new post in February 2014. The announcement came after the first night of Kobborg’s production of La Sylphide for the company, which opened on December 7.

A new superhero emerges… and the secret power is a quiff!

Graham Watts speaks to Steven McRae about his latest project – on the page, not the stage “Like most kids, I was surrounded by cartoons and comics and I loved things like Toy Story, The Flintstones and TheJetsons,” says The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae when we meet to discuss his latest project. “And then Sailor […]

Alina Cojocaru Gala for Hospices of Hope

Since 2008, ballerina Alina Cojocaru (pictured) has been raising funds for the Bucharest Hospice Appeal, holding galas for Hospices of Hope. She returns to Sadler’s Wells on Sunday, May 12, with a varied repertory and plenty of starry friends.

Exclusive: Kevin O’Hare introduces the new season

The Royal Ballet’s 2013-14 season was announced today. Kevin O’Hare (pictured), the company’s artistic director, introduces the season in conversation with Zoë Anderson. For more from this interview, see the April issue of Dancing Times.  

Steven McRae and Cory Stearns in artist exchange programme

American Ballet Theatre has announced an artist exchange programme that will bring The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae (pictured) and the Royal Danish Ballet’s Alban Lendorf to New York for the company’s 2013 Metropolitan Opera House season. In exchange, ABT principal Cory Stearns and soloist Isabella Boylston will appear with The Royal Ballet and the Royal […]

The Nutcracker hits the screen

People will be spoilt for choice with on-screen performances of The Nutcracker over the Christmas period.

Royal Academy of Dance pays tribute to Frank Freeman with a new scholarship fund

On November 11, the Royal Academy of Dance is holding a “Celebrating Dance 2012” day for dance students in order to raise funds for the newly launched Frank Freeman Scholarship fund.

The Royal Ballet in cinemas across the world

Tomorrow night, Anthony Dowell’s production of Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet will be seen in cinemas across the world.Supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the relay is the opening event in a cinema season of nine ballet and opera productions that can be seen in 900 cinemas in 32 countries.  

Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund Gala

The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) will be presenting a celebration fundraising gala at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday, October 21.

National Dance Awards

The twelfth Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards took place today at The Place, in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre. Members of the dance section of the Critics’ Circle vote for the awards, on performances given in the UK between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.

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