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The Car Man

The Car Man in cinemas

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man, his reworking of Bizet’s Carmen for his company New Adventures, will be screened in UK cinemas from March 1. The production moves the action from 19th-century Spain to small-town America of the 1960s. Bizet’s femme fatale becomes Luca, the “car man” of the title, a handsome stranger who triggers a […]

Christmas dance on television

We’ve gone through the listings with our highlighter pen, seeking out dance on television over the festive period, from Strictly to ballet to the traditional New Year’s Day concert from Vienna. We were feeling completist, so decided to include circus spectacle and migrating birds on our list.         Saturday 19 December Strictly […]

A celebration of Jonathan Ollivier

The dancer Jonathan Ollivier, who died earlier this year, will be remembered in the performance Mr Wonderful – A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier’s Life in Dance. Presented by New Adventures and Re:Bourne, this evening of dance will be performed at Sadler’s Wells on January 18, 2016. Matthew Bourne, director of New Adventures and Re:Bourne, said: […]

September 2015 issue

This is Dance Today’s final issue as a standalone magazine, before it rejoins our sister magazine Dancing Times. So we’re thinking about transitions. Cover stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace discuss upcoming stage show The Last Tango, former champions talk about taking the momentous decision to retire, and we look back at almost six decades […]

September 2015 issue

This month, we speak to two star dancers with more strings to their bows. Alessandra Ferri talks about her return to dance, while Johan Kobborg explains how he’s taken on the directorship of the Bucharest National Ballet. Elsewhere, we look at male dancing in a new book and at Birmingham Royal Ballet, find out about […]

Jonathan Ollivier dies in motorbike crash

The dancer Jonathan Ollivier has died in a motorbike accident, hours before he was due to perform in the final show of The Car Man at Sadler’s Wells. He was 38.

July 2015 issue

This month, we speak to Marcelo Gomes about ballet and Matthew Bourne, to Peter Schaufuss and Li Cunxin about La Sylphide and to Richard Bonynge about ballet music. There’s also a focus on the training of young dancers, from youth ballet companies to Elmhurst School for Dance and more…            

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