April 2006

  1. Ross Stretton to leave Royal Ballet

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Ross Stretton – Director of The Royal Ballet today announced his resignation. He was appointed Director in March 2000. He took up his post in August 2001 following the retirement of Sir Anthony Dowell. He … Continue Reading

  2. Ross Stretton resigns from Royal Ballet

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Ross Stretton,Director of the Royal Ballet for just over a year, announced his resignation last Wednesday 25 Sept. Their had been rumours of the increasing dissatisfaction with his regime amongst the Royal Balle… Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet press release

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Royal Ballet Press releaseWed. 25 Sept. 02 Ross Stretton, Director of The Royal Ballet today announced his resignation. He was appointed Director in March 2000. He took up his post in August 2001 following the r… Continue Reading

  4. DanceEast

    Friday 7 April 2006

    DanceEastis taking on it’s biggest challenge yet as it launches a £5 million Capital Campaign to build the East of England’s first custom-built dance facilities on the Ipswich waterfront. Over the … Continue Reading

  5. Dance Technology/Film & TV

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Jean-Claude Van Dammeis being tipped to star in a film version of Swan Lake with English National Ballet. Impresario Jonathan Shalit, who is behind the film, said: ‘For Swan Lake I have been thinking of: V… Continue Reading

  6. 'Contact'

    Friday 7 April 2006

    ‘Contact’won a Tony Award for Best Broadway Musical of 1999. Its director is Susan Stroman, best known as a choreographer – and it stars former Royal Ballerina Sarah Wildor, but is it a ballet… Continue Reading

  7. Kids Week

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Kids Week in the West End20-31 August 2003Kids Week is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever – more tickets have already been sold in the first few days of booking than in the first f… Continue Reading

  8. Kenneth MacMillan

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Kenneth MacMillanTo mark the 10th anniversary of his death the Royal Ballet are showing a number of his works as part of the international celebration of Kenneth MacMillan. MacMillan ballets that will feature i… Continue Reading

  9. Linda Jasper

    Friday 7 April 2006

    New National Dance AgencyArts Council England in collaboration with the Department for Education and Skills has announced the appointment of Linda Jasper to lead the development of a new national organisation to… Continue Reading

  10. Bonnie Bird Awards 2001

    Friday 7 April 2006

    The Laban Centre announced the results of the Bonnie Bird Awards at a VIP reception at Sadler’s Wells, London on 18 October 2001. The awards were presented by Marie McCluskey MBE and Jean de Marigny. Winne… Continue Reading

  11. Dance Companies

    Friday 7 April 2006

    BusStoppingSee a performance at a bus stop near you last week?read moreTap Dogs RebootedThe high energy tap show is back to @ Sadler’s Wells. The performers, men and women in the new re-choreographed versi… Continue Reading

  12. Education and Training

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Irek Mukhamedovhas written a new ballet for London schoolchildren. He is very critical of the current state of ballet teaching in Britain, in conversation with Louise Levene, Telegraph, 23 Apr. 03. He also talks… Continue Reading

  13. Olivier Awards 2003

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Olivier Awards 2003The Olivier Awards for 2003 were announced at the Royal Opera House today, Friday 14 Feb.The award for the Best New Dance Production went to Danses Concertantes, principals and soloists of Ne… Continue Reading

  14. Laban opens its new building

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Laban, South-East London’s newest venue,Laban, the new centre for contemporary dance was officially opened by Tessa Jowell, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, on Wednesday 5 February. There were long … Continue Reading

  15. Rambert's 75th.

    Friday 7 April 2006

    75 Years of Rambert DanceOn 15 June 1926, the visionary Polish dance teacher, MARIE RAMBERT, presented a short ballet by her pupil Frederick Ashton at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, marking the birth of what w… Continue Reading

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