Joan Denise Moriarty (pictured with Alan Foley) the Irish dancer, teacher and choreographer, will be celebrated with a gala celebration in Shandon, Cork this March.
Next year is an anniversary year for Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures. Bourne and Sadler’s Wells, where he is an associate artist, will celebrate with a year of performances, from revivals of early work to a brand new Sleeping Beauty for Christmas 2012. Dancing Times caught up with Bourne just before the announcement.
English National Ballet has launched a global competition to create artwork for My First Sleeping Beauty. This new production is the first of a series designed to give children their first taste of ballet.
2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”
Dame Beryl Grey and staff of The Royal Ballet take part in dance events at the London Jewish Cultural Centre this year. Based at Ivy House, the former home of ballerina Anna Pavlova, the LJCC will host a masterclass with Grey and a two-day workshop on The Sleeping Beauty.
Birmingham Royal Ballet will go from international straight into smaller-scale local touring this summer. From May 7-9, the company dance Swan Lake at the Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk, US, following sell-out performances of The Sleeping Beauty in 2007. Back in the UK, the company and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia split in half to perform […]