1. Riverdance

    Wednesday 15 October 2003

    is going down a storm to packed houses of 7,000 a night in Beijing. Read more in theGuardian. 15 Oct 03 Continue Reading

  2. Jonathan Burrows
Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

    Jonathan Burrows

    Monday 13 October 2003

    “is probably Britain’s cleverest, most stimulating choreographer. William Forsythe describes the former Royal Ballet man as a “truly great, instinctive choreographer”.” Ismene Brown… Continue Reading

  3. Julia Trevelyan Oman

    Monday 13 October 2003

    designer for theatre, opera, ballet and gardens has died. Obituaries in: Guardian, 13 Oct 03Times, 13 Oct 03Telegraph, 13 Oct 03 Continue Reading

  4. Ram Gopal

    Monday 13 October 2003

    - the Indian dancer, who has died at 85, first brought his company to London’s Aldwych Theatre in 1939 and they were lauded to the skies. People flocked to the theatre and the run had to be extended. There… Continue Reading

  5. Rosas. 'Small Hands' Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

    Sunday 12 October 2003

    brings two of her pieces to London this month. Jenny Gilbert talks to her about her work. “the dancers stop short of actually sitting in your lap, you regularly feel the rush of wind as limbs are propelled… Continue Reading

  6. Angela Rippon is to step down

    Sunday 12 October 2003

    as Chairman of English National Ballet, a month after allegations of bullying, according to the Atticus column in theSun.Times, 12 Oct 03 Continue Reading

  7. Tamara Rojo

    Tamara Rojo, Royal Ballet star

    Sunday 12 October 2003

    doubts she would ever return to her homeland, Spain. ‘She does, however, feel a “deep responsibility” towards dance in her homeland, and will go there in November to perform in a surrealist bal… Continue Reading

  8. Alexander McQueen,

    Saturday 11 October 2003

    British Designer of the Year 2003, called on Michael Clark to choreograph ‘an extraordinary fashion ballet staged in a 19th-century ballroom in Paris’ this week.Hilary Alexander, Telegraph, 11 Oct 03 Continue Reading

  9. Reflexology and dance

    Saturday 11 October 2003

    “When I came here, I was racked with pain and couldn’t lift my arm without wincing,” she says. “Now I’m dancing in Cuban La Rueda competitions, teaching dance to psychiatric patient… Continue Reading

  10. Ballroom dance

    Ballroom Dancing

    Thursday 9 October 2003

    ‘There are more than a quarter of a million amateur dancers in Britain, learning from 8,000 registered dance teachers in around 4,000 schools. The industry — which sells everything from rhinestones t… Continue Reading

  11. Royal Opera House

    New Foundation Degree in Performing Arts

    Wednesday 8 October 2003

    Foundation Degree in Performing Arts- with an emphasis on art forms of black origin. WAC Performing Arts & Media College in Belsize Park, Hampstead has announced the launch of its new Foundation Degree in Pe… Continue Reading

  12. Ticket Agencies Mark Ups

    Sunday 5 October 2003

    ‘A new survey reveals that the cost of theatre tickets can increase by more than 25 per cent once you have paid the extras.’ Read more in the Independent, 5 Oct 03 Continue Reading

  13. Donald O'Connor and Marilyn Monroe

    Donald O'Connor

    Monday 29 September 2003

    dancer, singer and actor who starred in Singin’ in the Rain. Born in 1925, died September 2003.Times, 29 Sep.03 Continue Reading

  14. Michael Clark

    ‘Stand Up For Dance’ is back!

    Friday 26 September 2003

    ‘Stand Up For Dance’ is back! Once again, the Dance Umbrella Jerwood Proms will allow audiences to ‘Stand Up for Dance’ for just £5 at Sadler’s Wells. Last year, over 5,000 people … Continue Reading

  15. George Piper Dances video clip 'Critical Mass'

    TV Ballet Boyz

    Tuesday 23 September 2003

    Michael Nunn & William Trevitt filmed as the Royal Opera House prepared to close for rebuilding and ended up recording their own departure from the company. Zoe Anderson catches up with them as George Piper … Continue Reading


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