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Leanne Benjamin to retire

After 21 years with The Royal Ballet, Leanne Benjamin will retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season. Her last performance will be on July 10, in A Gala Evening with The Royal Ballet at the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo as part of the company’s summer tour. Her final UK performance will be […]

Royal Ballet 2013-14 season

The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2013-14 season, with two new full-length productions and four world premieres, including Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet The Winter’s Tale. You can read artistic director Kevin O’Hare’s exclusive introduction to the season here.

Galina Stepanenko discusses Bolshoi plans

  Galina Stepanenko, acting director of the Bolshoi Ballet, has spoken to the Russian newspaper Izvestia about plans for the company.

UPDATED: Bolshoi drops McGregor Rite of Spring after acid attack

Following the recent acid attack on Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Wayne McGregor’s new production of The Rite of Spring has been dropped. UPDATE: Instead, the company will dance a new version by Tatiana Baganova, director of the Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinberg.  

UPDATED The Bolshoi in London

  The Bolshoi Ballet has announced repertory and some casting for its London season, which runs from July 29 to August 17 at the Royal Opera House. The visit will include guest performances by former Bolshoi stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev (pictured), plus the first foreign performances of the company’s new Sleeping Beauty.

A century of spring

The Rite of Spring had its infamous first performance on May 29, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Igor Stravinsky’s music and Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography (pictured) caused an outcry. A century on from that riotous evening, The Rite of Spring will be celebrated around the world, with ballets, concerts, education projects and more.

2013 at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced highlights of next year’s programme. 2013 will be the 15th anniversary of the London venue’s current building, and will be marked by several special events. All 14 of the theatre’s associate artists will contribute to this year’s programme, which will also feature the return of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, a celebration […]

Dancers announced for mentoring scheme

Twenty dancers have been chosen to take part in Dance UK’s leadership mentoring scheme. The programme offers workforce development for mid-career dancers who have been nominated by their peers as future leaders. It is organised by by Dance UK in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, with the support of Arts Council England. Over eight months, […]

Assis Carreiro to direct the Royal Ballet of Flanders

Assis Carreiro, the driving force behind DanceEast, has been appointed artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders. She joins the Antwerp-based company at a difficult time. The previous director, Kathryn Bennetts, clashed with the Flemish culture minister, Joke Schauvliege, over plans to amalgamate the Antwerp opera and ballet companies under a single intendant.

Applications open for Resolution! 2013

The Place is now accepting applications for the 2013 edition of Resolution!, its open showcase for the newest in contemporary dance.

Big Dance world record attempt

At 1pm today, thousands of schoolchildren in the UK and across the world will attempt to break a world record with created by Wayne McGregor. The record attempt will take place simultaneously in more than a thousand schools throughout the UK and across Europe, the US, South America, South-East Asia, the Middle East and Far […]

Dance at the Royal Opera House in 2012/13

Alongside The Royal Ballet’s new season plans, The Royal Opera House has announced the rest of its dance programme, including performances by Ballet Black, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Arthur Pita, Will Tuckett | Dance Theatre, Danish Dance Theatre and Bern:Ballett.

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