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  1. William Forsythe

    William Forsythe to leave Ballett Frankfurt

    Monday 2 September 2002

    William Forsythehas announced that he will be stepping down as Director of Ballett Frankfurt, when his contract expires in 2004.His decision follows the threat of withdrawal of support by Frankfurt City Council,… Continue Reading

  2. Ross Stretton

    Royal Ballet dancers dissent

    Wednesday 28 August 2002

    Equity meet with Royal Ballet Dancersthis week, to discuss “serious concerns” about the unorthodox management style of its new artistic director, Ross Stretton, according to a story in the Independen… Continue Reading

  3. Health & Fitness

    Thursday 8 August 2002

    Learning to ballroom dancecan keep dementia at bay, according to neurologist Joe Verghese. “Dancing involves precise physical activity, listening to the music, remembering dance steps and taking your partn… Continue Reading

  4. Tony Hall

    Royal Opera House

    Tuesday 30 July 2002

    Back at Covent GardenAfter ten years away David Bintley explains what its like to be back. His new ballet, Les Saisons, created for the Royal Ballet will be premiered at the Royal Opera House at the end of May.N… Continue Reading

  5. Blast BBC multimedia initiative

    Blast

    Monday 29 July 2002

    Blast Focus on Dance Tuesday 6 August, 12-6pm – Blast at Royal Festival Hall, Summer On the South Bank Festival DO you wanna dance?? Come along to the South Bank Centre on Tues. 6 August! As part of the RF… Continue Reading

  6. Michael Lynch

    South Bank Centre

    Monday 29 July 2002

    New Chief Executive for the South BankMichael Lynch is leaving Syndey Opera House to come to London in September.read more Who Can Save the South Bank?The debate continues… Join the Observer online debate … Continue Reading

  7. Dance History

    Monday 29 July 2002

    Cambodian arts revival“During Pol Pot’s four-year reign of terror, up to 80 per cent of Cambodia’s artists With them went much of the performance repertory of classical theatre and dance, as we… Continue Reading

  8. Arts Funding Issues

    Monday 29 July 2002

    Ian Bramleythe Editor of Dance Theatre Journal and Head of Publications @ Laban becomes the new Director of Dance UK from the end of June.read on ADAD and Dance UKare to join forcesmore details Arts Council Engl… Continue Reading

  9. Phoenix Dance Theatre
'Planted Seeds' @ The Place 4 - 8 Nov
Dancers: Tanya Richam-Odoi and Bob Smith

    Edinburgh Festival

    Friday 26 July 2002

    Phoenix wins Business Link Award Phoenix wins Business Link Award Phoenix Dance Theatre, based in Leeds, has received a grant from Business Link West Yorkshire to help raise its profile overseas. Members of the … Continue Reading

  10. International American Choreographers' Showcase

    Friday 26 July 2002

    Choreographers & PiecesThe Ballplayers of Xibalba (premiered at the Youth Theater in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia on May 25, 2002) Choreographer: Susana B. Williams Music by: By Glen Velez Performance: Susana B. Wil… Continue Reading

  11. Blast background

    Monday 22 July 2002

    The BBC is launching a new multi-media initiative which will help teenagers tap into their creativity, develop their talents in dance, music, art or film making. Ultimately, they’ll be encouraged to stage… Continue Reading

  12. Marion North

    Marion North, Principal & Chief Executive,

    Monday 15 July 2002

    Marion North to retireDr Marion North (OBE, PhD, Darts, DLit) has announced her intention to retire as Principal and Chief Executive of Laban Centre London in August 2003. Marion North has held the position of P… Continue Reading

  13. Irène Lidova

    Tuesday 9 July 2002

    Irène LidovaBallet critic and promoter has died in Paris at the age of 95.Mary Clarke & Nadine Meisner look back over her life and work. “the Russian-French critic, writer on dance, and friend and ben… Continue Reading

  14. Alvin Ailey

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Thursday 20 June 2002

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatervisited Sadler’s Wells in June 02 John Percival reflects on how Ailey introduced black culture into the mainstream of American dance in the Independent, 14 June.02 Read Ar… Continue Reading

  15. John Ashford

    Thursday 20 June 2002

    John Ashford awarded CBETHE PLACE’S THEATRE DIRECTOR IS RECOGNISED IN THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS The Place is delighted that John Ashford, its theatre director, has been awarded a CBE for services … Continue Reading

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