News

  1. News: Dance for the Camera Awards 2002

    Wednesday 12 June 2002

    Dance for Camera Awards 2002Following shortlisting in Amsterdam and the UK 8 films have been selected for development, 4 in the UK and 4 in the Netherlands. Established by the BBC and the Arts Council of Englan… Continue Reading

  2. English National Ballet poster

    News: English National Ballet reveals

    Thursday 30 May 2002

    English National Ballet reveals … this summer’s dream teamA huge More O’Ferrall billboard poster is to be erected on the corner of Warwick Road and Cromwell Road in West London today (Monday 27… Continue Reading

  3. News: Get Fit with the Bolshoi

    Wednesday 29 May 2002

    Get Fit with the BolshoiThe Times are running a series on the Bolshoi Fitness programme, launched in the UK last month, which is based on a training schedule used by touring Russian ballet dancers with minimal s… Continue Reading

  4. Royal Festival Hall

    News: A New Chief Executive of South Bank Centre

    Wednesday 29 May 2002

    From Sydney Opera House to the South Bank Centre Michael Lynch, Chief Executive of Sydney Opera House, has been appointed Chief Executive of the South Bank Centre (Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery). He ta… Continue Reading

  5. News: Duckie

    Friday 24 May 2002

    Duckie…began as a group of drag artists and their drunken admirers. The Guardian describes the average act as “a mutant hybrid of pub drag and performance art, performed in pubs and clubs. Recently t… Continue Reading

  6. News: Christopher Wheeldon

    Monday 13 May 2002

    Christopher Wheeldonleft his performing career behind two years ago to pursue his choreographic interests. He has been working with New York City Ballet, but has recently returned to London to create his first l… Continue Reading

  7. News: Racism in Theatre

    Monday 22 April 2002

    Racism in TheatreA report backed by the Arts Council of England concludes that racism is still rife in the theatre.“The English theatre world is so choked by institutional racism that arts bodies should co… Continue Reading

  8. Boys in ballet

    News: The Billy Elliott effect

    Friday 19 April 2002

    The Billy Elliott effect“For the first time in its 76-year history, the establishment that spawned such stars as Dame Margot Fonteyn and Darcey Bussell has accepted more boys than girls.” Telegraph… Continue Reading

  9. BBC identity

    News: BBC 1's new identity

    Monday 8 April 2002

    THe BBC’s decision to lose its ‘globe’ branding in favour of short dance/movement sequences has been getting a mixed response. The new idents show Brazilian dancers, rugby players, disabled bas… Continue Reading

  10. Ballet shoes

    News: These shoes are baked for dancing

    Saturday 23 March 2002

    These Shoes are Baked for DancingWhen ballet gets tough, the tough wear dainty pink slippers. Louise Levene from the Daily Telegraph excavates the secret history of dancers’ footwear. . . WHEN the great b… Continue Reading

  11. Sadler's Wells

    News: New Chief Executive for Sadler's Wells.

    Wednesday 13 March 2002

    Sadler’s Wells Announces New Chief ExecutiveJean-Luc Choplin has been appointed by the Sadler’s Wells Trust and Foundation to succeed Ian Albery in October 2002. Choplin, 52, who lives in Paris at p… Continue Reading

  12. News: Arts Council Dance Fellowships 2002/3

    Saturday 23 February 2002

    Dance Artists Fellowships 2002 The Arts Council of England has announced the recipients of six dance fellowships worth £30,000 each in 2002/03. Awarded to artists in recognition of an outstanding contribution m… Continue Reading

  13. News: Who goes to the Opera House?

    Monday 18 February 2002

    According to the new research commissioned by the Royal Opera House by the leading market research company Experian, audiences for opera and ballet at the Royal Opera House are far younger and less affluent than… Continue Reading

  14. Christopher Bruce

    News: Rambert seek new Artistic Director

    Friday 15 February 2002

    Rambert seek new Artistic DirectorFollowing eight years of outstanding artistic success at the helm of Britain’s flagship contemporary dance ensemble, Christopher Bruce CBE will retire as Rambert Dance Com… Continue Reading

  15. News: Moulin Rouge

    Wednesday 13 February 2002

    Moulin Rouge too Steamy for PrinceThe premiere of Nicole Kidman’s latest film, Moulin Rouge, kicked off well last night with a frilly spectacle headed by fourteen Can Can dancers direct from the real Mouli… Continue Reading

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