The New Year’s honours list included several awards for services to dance.
Cloud Dance Festival, a showcase for new contemporary ballet and dance, returns this year with Lacuna, a programme at London’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre from July 5 to 7.
Opening tonight, the Connect Festival is two weeks celebrating dance and learning throughout life. Presented by the creative learning department of Sadler’s Wells, the programme goes from youth dance showcases to a performance by the Company of Elders, whose members are all over 60.
Ballet Preljocaj, The Royal Ballet of Flanders and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba are among the international companies in the new season at Sadler’s Wells, alongside Matthew Bourne, Ivan Putrov and Russell Maliphant.