January 2004

  1. Compagnie 111

    Monday 12 January 2004

    come to the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the London International Mime Festival from 16 – 18 Jan. ‘“If you want to be prosaic you could say our shows are about juggling, acrobatics and music… Continue Reading

  2. Balanchine centenary

    Monday 12 January 2004

    Born in Russia in 1904, he reinvented first himself, and then the whole of ballet ‘Though he was highly cultivated, he was not a snob and many of his works were created for Hollywood or Broadway – on… Continue Reading

  3. Choreoforum 2004

    Friday 9 January 2004

    Dance UK’s annual meeting of choreographers, takes place on Sunday 18 January 2004 at the new Laban building in Deptford in South East London. Choreoforum is designed with and for choreographers working a… Continue Reading

  4. Sheila McCarthy

    Friday 9 January 2004

    “ who has died aged 90, was the last survivor of the six girls who, with their teacher and director Ninette de Valois, formed the nucleus, in 1931, of the tiny Vic-Wells Ballet, which was to grow into the … Continue Reading

  5. Cirque de Soleil

    Friday 9 January 2004

    The European premiere of the French Canadian troupe’s latest show Dralion took place this week. David Lister caught them in Mexico City and Las Vegas. Independent, 3 Jan Continue Reading

  6. National Dance Awards 03

    Friday 9 January 2004

    2003 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards Winners The winners of the 2003 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards were announced at a special ceremony at Sadler’s Wells Theatre today. The fourt… Continue Reading

  7. Kiki Gale

    Friday 9 January 2004

    - Director of East London Dance was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list. Continue Reading

  8. 2003 reviewed

    Monday 5 January 2004

    Dance Umbrella’s 25th anniversary, the new Laban building, George Piper Dances and the National Ballet of China all get honourable mentions… “Anniversaries dominated, Merce Cunningham dazzled … Continue Reading

  9. The critics look forward

    Monday 5 January 2004

    The critics look forward to visits from Dance Theatre of Harlem, centenary celebrations for George Balanchine and Frederick Ashton and Ian Spink working with Rambert… “The dance world loves an anniv… Continue Reading

  10. 'No Fixd Points'

    Monday 5 January 2004

    A new book by Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm McCormick surveys dance in the 20th Century. The title comes from Einstein, as quoted by Merce Cunningham: “There are no fixed points in space”. Sarah Crompto… Continue Reading


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