April 2006

  1. William Forsythe to leave Ballett Frankfurt

    Friday 7 April 2006

    William Forsythehas announced that he will be stepping down as Director of Ballett Frankfurt, when his contract expires in 2004.His decision follows the threat of withdrawal of support by Frankfurt City Council,… Continue Reading

  2. Jonathan Burrows award

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Jonathan Burrowshas been awarded $20,000 by the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, New York in recognition for his ongoing contributions to contemporary dance. Established by John Cage and Jasper Jo… Continue Reading

  3. People

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Sue Hoyle,formerly Executive Director of The Place, is to become Arts Council England’s Lead Advisor for Dance.read onCarlos Acosta’s show Tocororo was at Sadler’s Wells recently. “ballet… Continue Reading

  4. Exhibitions

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Tate Britainhosted an installation by Lucy Gunning which featured dance. “It’s as if Degas has come back – to hang around outside dance academies with a video camera. There is the sound of traf… Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet dancers dissent

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Equity meet with Royal Ballet Dancersthis week, to discuss “serious concerns” about the unorthodox management style of its new artistic director, Ross Stretton, according to a story in the Independen… Continue Reading

  6. Dance for the Camera Awards 2002

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Dance for Camera Awards 2002Following shortlisting in Amsterdam and the UK 8 films have been selected for development, 4 in the UK and 4 in the Netherlands. Established by the BBC and the Arts Council of Englan… Continue Reading

  7. Duckie

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Duckie…began as a group of drag artists and their drunken admirers. The Guardian describes the average act as “a mutant hybrid of pub drag and performance art, performed in pubs and clubs. Recently t… Continue Reading

  8. Capture 3

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Capture is a unique collection of single screen works, video installations and new media works with content that emanates out of dance practice, produced through an annual commissioning scheme funded by Arts Co… Continue Reading

  9. The Billy Elliott effect

    Friday 7 April 2006

    The Billy Elliott effect“For the first time in its 76-year history, the establishment that spawned such stars as Dame Margot Fonteyn and Darcey Bussell has accepted more boys than girls.” Telegraph… Continue Reading

  10. In Support of Green Candle

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Half our children do not have English as their first language, about a quarter have special needs, many are refugees and asylum seekers who have lived through hard times and often suffer trauma as a result. This… Continue Reading

  11. Sheron Wray receives a Fellowship

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Sheron Wray receives NESTA FellowshipDancer and choreographer Sheron Wray has been awarded a Fellowship of £73,320 by the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts (NESTA). She plans to use som… Continue Reading

  12. Stratford Circus

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Stratford Circus – the East London venue for performing arts which opened just two years ago has gone into voluntary liquidation. The London Borough of Newham is now operating the theatre and a statement o… Continue Reading

  13. Purves & Purves - a new venue for dance.

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Purves & Purves the contemporary furniture store on Tottenham Court Road is to become an occasional venue for dance.Stacked Wonky Dance Company present *‘401 pieces’* – “an after-hou… Continue Reading

  14. Ballett Frankfurt @ Sadler's Wells

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Ballett FrankfurtKammer/Kammer at Sadler’s Wells (22 – 25 Oct) will be the last London performances of Ballett Frankfurt under the Directorship of William Forsythe._’Kammer/Kammer’_video… Continue Reading

  15. These shoes are baked for dancing

    Friday 7 April 2006

    These Shoes are Baked for DancingWhen ballet gets tough, the tough wear dainty pink slippers. Louise Levene from the Daily Telegraph excavates the secret history of dancers’ footwear. . . WHEN the great … Continue Reading

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