December 2005

  1. South Bank Award Nominations

    Monday 12 December 2005

    The annual awards are the only British awards to cover all areas of the arts including pop, film, dance and opera. Nominations in the Dance category this year are:Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant – Pus… Continue Reading

  2. The Enfant Terrible of Ballet Grows Up

    Sunday 11 December 2005

    Matthew Hart is back at the Royal Ballet as Pinocchio — but has the enfant terrible now grown up, asks Clifford Bishop If we are truly living in the golden age of anthropomorphism, as everything from Narni… Continue Reading

  3. dancefilmday

    Monday 5 December 2005

    Dance Film Day on Saturday 3rd December presented short films, documentaries and debate at the English Heritage Lecture Theatre in central London. A sizable crowd turned out for the event all in need of a dance … Continue Reading

  4. Strictly dancing by numbers

    Monday 5 December 2005

    Scientists in Japan have made a Marilyn Monroe look alike ballroom dancing robot. ‘It tests the boundaries of what robots can do in harmony with human beings, explained Yasuhisa Hirata, a researcher for th… Continue Reading

  5. Tendon Moment

    Monday 5 December 2005

    Husband and wife Agnes Oakes and Thomas Edur talk about the life changing moment when his Achilles tendon snapped mid performance last year. ‘I didn’t know how to tell her. I was more scared for her … Continue Reading

  6. Wayne Eagling

    Monday 5 December 2005

    is Artistic Director of English National Ballet as of today. ‘The company has 64 dancers, not including the musicians and support team, so it’s going to be a major task just putting faces to names. &… Continue Reading

  7. Bonnie Bird Awards 2005
Left to right: David Waring (collecting the award on behalf of Sarah Michelson), Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Dr Marion North, Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Raquel Meseguer (colleting the award on behalf of Ben Duke) and Stuart Hopps.

    Bonnie Bird Awards 2005

    Monday 5 December 2005

    The 20th Annual Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Awards took place last week at Laban. The awards were presented by Stuart Hopps, choreographer for film, theatre and opera – and commemorative words on the wa… Continue Reading

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