November 2004

  1. News: Choreographer Arlene Phillips

    Monday 29 November 2004

    is currently directing a touring production of *_Starlight Express._* She considers herself an evangelist for dance. _“Very often, in plays with music, choreography is considered the last element that̵… Continue Reading

  2. News: Maude Lloyd

    Monday 29 November 2004

    - the ballet dancer has died recently at the age of 96. With her husband Nigel Gosling, she worked as a critic, under the name Alexander Bland. Obituary by Mary Clark in the Guardian, 29 Nov “she was the l… Continue Reading

  3. News: 2004 National Dance Awards

    Monday 29 November 2004

    The Royal Opera House will host the 5th Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards on Thursday 20 January 2005. The classical and contemporary professional dance world celebrate their successes over the past 12… Continue Reading

  4. News: Wales Millennium Centre opens

    Monday 29 November 2004

    The £106m new arts complex opened in Cardiff at the weekend. It includes a 1,900 seat auditorium, a smaller theatre and studio spaces. Diversions Dance Company will be based there – alongside Welsh Nation… Continue Reading

  5. News: Diana - the ballet

    Monday 29 November 2004

    A ballet-cum-musical on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales will arrive in the west End next year. It has been created by ex-English National Ballet Director Peter Schaufuss, ‘one of the most influential … Continue Reading

  6. Bonnie Bird Choreography Award 04 winners
Photo: Tony Nandi

    News: Bonnie Bird Awards

    Friday 26 November 2004

    At Laban on 24 November 2004 the annual Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund awards were presented by Lea Anderson, Artistic Director of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs. Lea Anderson, herself an award winn… Continue Reading

  7. News: What's your Big Issue?

    Friday 26 November 2004

    Carlos Acosta, Cuban ballet star, is just one of a host of well-known celebrities and politicians who are supporting *The Big Issue Foundation’s ‘What’s your Big Issue?’* campaign by sign… Continue Reading

  8. News: Hoxton Hall to close

    Friday 26 November 2004

    the East London arts venue, which often presented dance, is to close after 30 years. Read more in the Stage Continue Reading

  9. News: Mary Poppins flies in

    Wednesday 24 November 2004

    - to the Prince Edward Theatre on 6 December, courtesy of Cameron Mackintosh. The show features choreography by Matthew Bourne. Times, 19 Nov and Observer, 28 Nov Continue Reading

  10. News: Jonathan Burrows

    Tuesday 23 November 2004

    Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and the composer *Matteo Fargion* have been performing their piece Both Sitting Duet since 2002. The piece, that is performed sitting down in silence, has been warmly received arou… Continue Reading

  11. News: Akram Khan

    Tuesday 23 November 2004

    Having set up his company only four years ago, Akram Khan is considered Britain’s most in-demand choreographer worldwide. Lyndsey Winship talks to Khan as he prepares to bring his new work, Ma, to London, … Continue Reading

  12. News: can-can

    Tuesday 23 November 2004

    is being offered at this year’s International Workshop Festival. It is one of a selection of workshops in a variety of dance styles aimed to encourage people to exercise and feel happier during the winter … Continue Reading

  13. News: Strictly Come Dancing

    Tuesday 23 November 2004

    According to Giles Smith the BBC celebrity dance competition is tougher than any bush tucker trial. He’s backing athletes Denise Lewis and Roger Black to go all the way, “this is television’s t… Continue Reading

  14. News: Cuban dance troupe defect to US

    Monday 22 November 2004

    in a search for ‘artistic freedom’, reports the Independent’s LA correspondent. But as Lyndsey Winship points out, this case isn’t indicative of the plight of all dancers in Cuba the Guar… Continue Reading

  15. News: Royal Ballet School reaches out

    Monday 22 November 2004

    A dance inclusion programme to reach less affluent children in four new centres around Britain is launched this week. The school has already recruited two youngsters from East Ham, one of the poorest regions in … Continue Reading

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