1. 'Dancer' by Colum MacCann

    News: Novel inspired by Nureyev

    Wednesday 15 January 2003

    Colum McCann’s novel ‘Dancer’is inspired by the life of Rudolf Nureyev.Read an extract in Times, 3 Jan 03 ReviewsGuardian, 11 Jan 03Independent, 11 Jan 03Telegraph, Jan 03 Buy the book online at Amazon Continue Reading

  2. Rudolf Nureyev

    News: Rudolf Nureyev

    Monday 13 January 2003

    Rudolf Nureyevdied 10 years ago, on 6 January 1992 at the age of 55. To mark the anniversary, the National Film Theatre showed a season of his work on film through January 2003 Allen Robertson previews the serie… Continue Reading

  3. Big Ben on New Year's eve

    News: 2002 - the critics look back

    Monday 6 January 2003

    The GuardianAccording to Judith Mackrell “Offstage shenanigans dominated 2002 – and almost left dancers and choreographers in the shade” Meanwhile, “Modern dance – which aims to rei… Continue Reading

  4. Monica Mason
Photo: Sasha Gusov

    News: Monica Mason

    Friday 3 January 2003

    Monica Mason appointed Director of Royal BalletSir Colin Southgate, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Opera House, announced today the appointment of Monica Mason as the Director of The Royal Balle… Continue Reading

  5. Christopher Bruce

    News: Christopher Bruce CBE

    Monday 18 November 2002

    Honours for Christopher BruceOn 14 November, Christopher Bruce CBE, Artistic Director of Rambert Dance Company retired after eight and a half years in post. As a dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director he ha… Continue Reading

  6. Sheron Wray

    News: Dance Technology/Film & TV

    Friday 15 November 2002

    Jean-Claude Van Dammeis being tipped to star in a film version of Swan Lake with English National Ballet. Impresario Jonathan Shalit, who is behind the film, said: ‘For Swan Lake I have been thinking of: V… Continue Reading

  7. News: Dance Companies

    Friday 15 November 2002

    BusStoppingSee a performance at a bus stop near you last week?read more Tap Dogs RebootedThe high energy tap show is back to @ Sadler’s Wells. The performers, men and women in the new re-choreographed vers… Continue Reading

  8. News: Education and Training

    Friday 15 November 2002

    Irek Mukhamedovhas written a new ballet for London schoolchildren. He is very critical of the current state of ballet teaching in Britain, in conversation with Louise Levene, Telegraph, 23 Apr. 03. He also talks… Continue Reading

  9. News: Physical Justice

    Wednesday 13 November 2002

    Physical Justice is a new and innovative East London Dance project, pushing dance into a new context and introducing dance to new partners. It is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Arts Council of Engl… Continue Reading

  10. News: Bonnie Bird Awards 2002

    Monday 11 November 2002

    Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Awards 2002The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund awards took place at the Cable & Wireless Room, Sadler’s Wells on Wed. 6 Nov. The awards were presented by Dr Marion North OBE… Continue Reading

  11. News: Bonnie Bird Awards 2001

    Monday 11 November 2002

    The Laban Centre announced the results of the Bonnie Bird Awards at a VIP reception at Sadler’s Wells, London on 18 October 2001. The awards were presented by Marie McCluskey MBE and Jean de Marigny. Winne… Continue Reading

  12. News: Kenneth MacMillan

    Monday 4 November 2002

    Kenneth MacMillanTo mark the 10th anniversary of his death the Royal Ballet are showing a number of his works as part of the international celebration of Kenneth MacMillan. MacMillan ballets that will feature in… Continue Reading

  13. 'Contact'
picture: Alastair Muir

    News: 'Contact'

    Tuesday 22 October 2002

    ‘Contact’won a Tony Award for Best Broadway Musical of 1999. Its director is Susan Stroman, best known as a choreographer – and it stars former Royal Ballerina Sarah Wildor, but is it a ballet,… Continue Reading

  14. Sheron Wray

    News: Sheron Wray receives a Fellowship

    Wednesday 2 October 2002

    Sheron Wray receives NESTA FellowshipDancer and choreographer Sheron Wray has been awarded a Fellowship of £73,320 by the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts (NESTA). She plans to use some… Continue Reading

  15. Ross Stretton

    News: Ross Stretton resigns from Royal Ballet

    Wednesday 2 October 2002

    Ross Stretton,Director of the Royal Ballet for just over a year, announced his resignation last Wednesday 25 Sept. Their had been rumours of the increasing dissatisfaction with his regime amongst the Royal Balle… Continue Reading


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