Derek Rencher, the dancer and character artist who dedicated his 45-year career entirely to The Royal Ballet, died at the age of 82 on December 20, 2014. Here, David Drew, a colleague for many years at The Royal Ballet, pays tribute to the man:
English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its 2014 to 15 season, with works by William Forsythe, John Neumeier and Jiri Kylián, and guest performances by Ivan Vasiliev and Alban Lendorf.
Moscow City Ballet is back in the UK this autumn, following the great success of its Silver Anniversary tour last year. The company will be touring Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker and Giselle from November 3.
English National Ballet has announced principal casting for its autumn tour of Swan Lake and Coppélia and Christmas run of The Nutcracker.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PERFORMANCES OF SWAN LAKE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER, DANCING TIMES CAN OFFER TICKETS TO THE DIAGHILEV FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AT THE LONDON COLISEUM AS AN ALTERNATIVE COMPETITION PRIZE. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. Les Saisons Russes du XXIe Siècle, under the artistic direction of Andris Liepa, returns to the London Coliseum with […]
Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, speaks exclusively to Dancing Times about his plans for the 2014–15 season.
The Royal Ballet has announced the repertoire for its 2014–15 season, from new classic revivals of Ashton and MacMillan to new works by Hofesh Shechter, Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor.
The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its programme for the 2014–15 season, with a repertory ranging from hip hop and Wayne McGregor to Manon and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
Dance on television this Christmas Christmas is here! Along with mince pies, frantic shopping and The Nutcracker on stage, there’s also plenty of festive television. Dancing Times has been circling the dance goodies in our Christmas listings magazine, with everything from the sequins of Strictly Come Dancing – both the series finale and the Christmas special (pictured) – […]
The Maryinsky Ballet has announced plans for its London season in summer 2014.
Sadler’s Wells has now released full details for spring and summer 2014, with performances at the Peacock Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio as well as the main stage. The venue had already announced highlights, such as Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. The complete line-up includes details of Flamenco Festival […]
Highlights of the new season at Sadler’s Wells will include Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, James Thiérrée, a UK premiere by new associate artist Crystal Pite, the return of Breakin’ Convention and the Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival and, to celebrate the 2014 World Cup, a revival of Brasil Brasiliero.