December 2009

  1. So you want to be a dancer?

    Friday 11 December 2009

    So you want to be a dancer? You reckon you can stomach getting up at 6.30am, for a gruelling day of sweating it and training in the studio? You’re creative, you’ve been told a thousand times that y… Continue Reading

  2. Greenwich Dance Agency - the first 10 years

    Friday 11 December 2009

    Greenwich Dance Agency – the first 10 yearsFrom cutting edge high tech. installations to tea dances, Greenwich Borough Hall sees it all… 2003 marks the 10th Anniversary of Greenwich Dance Agency and … Continue Reading

  3. Kenneth MacMillan Symposium, November 2009

    Friday 11 December 2009

    Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan died in 1992. Had he lived he would have been 80 years old on 11 December this year – and events, exhibitions and publications have been organised to mark the anniversary,… Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 11 December 2009Performance in rep til 31 Dec 09

    “Miyako Yoshida, whose Sugar Plum is a model of poise, authority and musical awareness”  

  5. Laban Dance Ability
Photo: Benedict Johnson

    BBC Children in Need award for Laban

    Wednesday 9 December 2009

    Laban – the centre for dance based in Deptford, South East London – has received £24,000 from BBC Children in Need to support its Dance Ability class over the next three years. Laban dance specialis… Continue Reading

  6. Tanztheater Wuppertal 
'The Rite of Spring'

    A year and a decade in dance

    Wednesday 9 December 2009

    *This time of year is always a time to look back on the highlights and lowlights of the last 12 months, but at the end of a decade its time for a wider perspective on the last ten years. *We’ll be adding l… Continue Reading

  7. Cloud Dance Festival: Parade at People Show Studios, Bethnal Green

    Press Review Lindsey Clarke, londonist, Wednesday 9 December 2009Performance 6 Dec 09

    ‘We came with no expectations but left uplifted, wanting more and eager to see where Cloud Dance Festival goes next.’ 

  8. Cloud Dance Festival: Parade at People Show Studios, Bethnal Green

    Press Review Bruce Marriott,, Wednesday 9 December 2009Performance 6 Dec 09

    ‘Slanjayvah Danza’s Blind Passion – Live Cut kicked off the afternoon and proved a huge hit.’ Bruce Marriott, 

  9. A - Z of Dance

    Tuesday 8 December 2009

    In the absence of many entries for ‘U’, we have a selection of extracts from the entry on the United States.United States, TheIn the 18th and 19th centuries ballet was imported to America by European… Continue Reading

  10. Common Dances Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Rosemary Lee Q&A

    Tuesday 8 December 2009

    Rosemary Lee has been choreographing, performing and directing for over twenty years. She works in a variety of media, including installation and film and has also created several extraordinary large scale, sit… Continue Reading

  11. Antonia Franceschi Q&A

    Tuesday 8 December 2009

    Fame, Grease, New York City Ballet and now a pub theatre in Camden all feature in the life and times of choreographer and dancer Antonia Franceschi. Her new show opens this week (21 – 31 July) at the Lion… Continue Reading

  12. Off  Kilter

    Monday 7 December 2009

    Hip hop meets highland, Indian classical and contemporary dance come together for the Edinburgh Festival Theatre’s Hogmanay show this year – with contributions from choreographers Ashley Page, Mark M… Continue Reading

  13. Dancing partners

    Monday 7 December 2009

    Choreographers and dancers have a 43% chance of experiencing a relationship breakdown, compared to 2 – 7% of dentists or clergymen, according to a study to be published in the_Journal of Police and Crimina… Continue Reading

  14. New style balletboyz

    Monday 7 December 2009

    With a line up of eight new dancers ready to start work in the new year, Michael Nunn & Billy Trevitt and talk about their plans. Read more in the Sunday Times, 5 Dec 09 Continue Reading

  15. Carlos Acosta in Apollo and other works at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 7 December 2009Performance 1 - 5 Dec 09

    ‘At 36, Acosta is probably at the peak of his dancing career, which is to say that, though his knees may be hurting and his jumps beginning to lose their height, his artistry makes up any deficit – no, more than makes it up.’ 


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