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Dance leaders write an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education

In an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, published in the Daily Telegraph on October 18, leading figures in the UK dance community have expressed concern at the exclusion of dance, along with other arts subjects, from the syllabus of the newly-proposed English Baccalaureate that will be introduced as a replacement […]

Rojo’s plans for English National Ballet

Tamara Rojo (pictured), English National Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced plans for her first season. They include the company premiere of Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort, an anniversary programme celebrating Rudolf Nureyev and news of Rojo’s artistic team. Rojo said: “I want to transform English National Ballet into England’s most creative and most loved ballet […]

Guest stars with The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet has announced that Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova will dance with the company as a guest artist in Swan Lake on October 10, 13 and 25. Osipova, one of the most exciting ballerinas of her generation, will be partnered by principal guest artist Carlos Acosta.

April 2012

Aspects of The Royal Ballet are featured in the April issue of the magazine. On page 15, Zoë Anderson talks to principal dancer Steven McRae, who won the Dancing Times Best Male Dancer Award at the recent Critics’ Circle Dance Awards; Margaret Willis meets Royal Ballet soloist Akane Takada for our Dancer of the Month […]

New director for English National Ballet

English National Ballet has announced Tamara Rojo as its new artistic director. Rojo, currently a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, will take over in September 2012 for the start of English National Ballet’s new season.

Dance this week: new season!

It’s autumn! The leaves are starting to fall, and dance companies are back on stage for the new season.

English National Ballet’s Strictly Gershwin tours the UK

English National Ballet’s song and dance hit Strictly Gershwin will tour the UK this autumn, following a summer season at the Royal Albert Hall.

Win! The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadère on DVD

Opus Arte have released a new DVD of The Royal Ballet in La Bayadère, starring Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nuñez.

The Royal Ballet at the O2

The Royal Ballet will bring Romeo and Juliet to the O2 arena in June 2011. It will be the first time the company has danced in an arena in the UK.

Dancing Times 100th anniversary party

Dancing Times and Dance Today celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 19, with a party held at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London.

Casting announced for Wheeldon’s new Alice

The Royal Ballet has announced principal casting for Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a new full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book.

Pamela Moncur photographs

Dance photographs by Pamela Moncur, a former soloist with The Royal Ballet, are part of the exhibition Exposure at Obsidian Art in Stoke Mandeville.

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