November 2004

  1. Choreography for Kylie

    Friday 19 November 2004

    “Last week I did the video and there were people from Russell Maliphant, people from Walker Dance. It’s quite funny that everyone’s like, ‘I’m going to ask for the day off [from the… Continue Reading

  2. The Enduring appeal of the musical

    Monday 15 November 2004

    As Channel 4’s new show Musicality pulls the crowds, Sarah Crompton suggests why this ‘expensive, complicated and old fashioned’ genre continues to inspire. Telegraph, 10 Nov Continue Reading

  3. Cuba - a hothouse for ballet

    Monday 15 November 2004

    Some of the best dancers in the world come from Cuba. Ismene Brown meets Alicia Alonso, “Prima ballerina assoluta, legend and devil-woman; the fount, inspiration and potential downfall of the Cuban Ballet.… Continue Reading

  4. Dance East announces further Rural Retreats

    Monday 15 November 2004

    Dance East has announced further details of its 2005 Rural Retreat for international ballet directors, Ballet into the 21st Century, which takes place in Hertfordshire next January. So far twenty seven Artistic … Continue Reading

  5. Candoco announce appointments

    Monday 15 November 2004

    Candoco has announced the appointment of a new Assistant Artistic Director. Claire Russ has been appointed to work with Artistic Director Celeste Dandeker, taking particular responsibility for the CandoCo Educat… Continue Reading

  6. Manchester International Festival

    Wednesday 10 November 2004

    A new big-budget arts event in Manchester could challenge the supremacy of Edinburgh as Britain’s dominant festival city – starting in 2007. Guardian, 9 Nov Continue Reading

  7. Mark Morris

    Mark Morris back in town

    Monday 8 November 2004

    The New York based choreographer brings ‘The Hard Nut’, his take on ‘The Nutcracker’ to Sadler’s Wells for a two week run. “I wanted to take this great Tchaikovsky score and s… Continue Reading

  8. Monday 8 November 2004

    as she prepared to open in Sylvia at the Royal Opera House. Telegraph, 8 Nov Continue Reading

  9. Arts funding fears

    Wednesday 3 November 2004

    Sir Christopher Frayling, Chairman of Arts Council England fears that the arts will lose to sport and heritage in the competition for government funding. Guardian, 3 Nov Continue Reading

  10. National Youth Dance Trust to link with Youth Dance England

    Wednesday 3 November 2004

    It has been announced that the National Youth Dance Trust, which trades under the name National Youth Dance Company will link up with Youth Dance England, the newly formed national organisation for youth dance e… Continue Reading

  11. The National Youth Ballet

    Wednesday 3 November 2004

    receives fundraising advice, courtesy of the Independent, 31 Oct Continue Reading

  12. High culture meets pop

    Tuesday 2 November 2004

    English National Opera recently commissioned an opera from Asian Dub Foundation and now Christopher Bruce is choreographing a work for the Royal Ballet to music by Jimi Hendrix. Siobhan Davies is for, Andrew Cle… Continue Reading

  13. Alina Cojocaru or Tamara Rojo

    Monday 1 November 2004

    Once again the Royal Ballet finds itself blessed with two superlative dancers whose styles are very different and yet wholly complementary. ‘…. this coincidence of complementary opposites takes on a… Continue Reading

  14. The Culture Show

    Monday 1 November 2004

    BBC 2 launches a new hour long, early evening magazine programme focussing on arts and cultural issues on Thurs 11 Nov at 7pm. Read more in the Observer, 31 Oct Continue Reading

  15. Ashton's Sylvia revived

    Monday 1 November 2004

    Frederick Ashton’s ballet Sylvia, with score by Delibes has been revived by the Royal Ballet and opens this week. ‘It’s so hard to separate the music from the storyline that would-be choreograp… Continue Reading

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