The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2012/13 season, Kevin O’Hare’s first as director. It includes six world premieres, with new works by Alexei Ratmansky, Alastair Marriott, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett and two by Wayne McGregor – including his first ever narrative work. There will also be company premieres of works by Wheeldon […]
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.
Boy George, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jonny Pierce of The Drums, Hero Fisher and rappers Wale and Black Cobain will join The Royal Ballet onstage in Wayne McGregor’s new work, Carbon Life.
Richard Alston, Mark Baldwin, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Monica Mason will be among those celebrating the 70th birthday of dance film director and producer Bob Lockyer, in an evening held at The Place on April 13.
Wayne McGregor’s latest work for The Royal Ballet will have its premiere on April 5. Still untitled, the new ballet is a collaboration with award-winning music producer Mark Ronson, singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt and fashion designer Gareth Pugh.
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.
Kevin O’Hare will take over as director of The Royal Ballet, following Monica Mason’s retirement in July 2012. O’Hare has been administrative director of the company since 2009.
Sadler’s Wells has announced its autumn season for 2011. The programme is dominated by a new Out of Asia strand, with artists and themes from China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Japan and Taiwan. There are also new works from Clod Ensemble (pictured, photograph by Manuel Vason), Fabulous Beast, Rambert Dance Company, Wayne McGregor and ZooNation.
Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its funding decisions for the next four years. Following the 29.6 per cent cut to ACE’s own budget for 2011 to 2015, there will be a 14.9 per cent cut in its budget for funded organisations. The plan was to cut strategically, dropping 206 organisations altogether and concentrating funding […]
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.”
The students of Jarrow School, South Tyneside will perform alongside the dancers of Random Dance in the new work Soma on Friday, March 4.
Halloween specials have been popping up in the dance world,