February 2004

  1. Ananiashvili

    Friday 27 February 2004

    - the Bolshoi star, brings her more modern take on ballet to Sadler’s Wells from 2 – 6 March Michael Church, Independent, 26 Feb. 04 “The Bolshoi’s Nina Ananiashvili and the Kirov’s… Continue Reading

  2. Isadora Duncan

    Wednesday 25 February 2004

    Her half-naked, nymph-like movements changed the nature of ballet – and anticipated modern choreography. Judith Mackrell celebrates her influence in the Guardian, 21 Feb Continue Reading

  3. Candoco

    Wednesday 25 February 2004

    The Human Suite, choreographed by the New York-based Stephen Petronio will be part of Candoco’s programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hall next week. Read more in the Independent, 25 Feb Continue Reading

  4. Dance East

    Dance East

    Wednesday 25 February 2004

    Arts Council England has awarded DanceEast £2.5 million towards building a new Dancehouse in Ipswich as part of the largest urban regeneration project in the east of England. Over the next three years Wharfsid… Continue Reading

  5. 'Gold' (10 mins) by Rachel Davies and Hanna Gillgren


    Monday 23 February 2004

    The latest series of screen based dance works to be commissioned by Arts Council England are premiered this week @ the ICA. *Capture*is a unique collection of single screen works, video installations and new me… Continue Reading

  6. Marseille Director

    Monday 23 February 2004

    “In six years as head of the prestigious Marseille ballet, she saw off four managers and sparked a strike by staff who claimed her temper terrified them. But now Marie-Claude Pietragalla, France’s hi… Continue Reading

  7. Gyrotonic

    Tuesday 17 February 2004

    for body conditioning and rehabilitation after injury. Gyrotonic combines elements of yoga, t’ai chi, ballet, gymnastics and swimming,Julia Stuart, Independent, 16 Feb.04 Continue Reading

  8. 'Shimmer' design by Julien Macdonald

    Monday 16 February 2004

    The brilliant young fashion designer Julien Macdonald has agreed to design costumes for Richard Alston’s new creation *Shimmer*. Shimmer is danced to the lush and atmospheric piano music of Maurice Ravel.… Continue Reading

  9. Monday 16 February 2004

    A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is highly critical of the Arts Council allocation of lottery money. “It attacks Arts Council England for wasting lottery and taxpayers’ mone… Continue Reading

  10. William Forsythe

    Monday 16 February 2004

    The Artistic Director of Ballett Frankfurt has been awarded the Deutscher Tanzpreis in recognition of his ‘extraordinary service’ in revitalising ballet and contemporary dance. Continue Reading

  11. Baryshnikov

    Wednesday 11 February 2004

    “I think I got disappointed over the years about New York, about the States. You know, sometimes you go and visit Europe and see good old socialism in its good part! You see public concern about art, and y… Continue Reading

  12. Friday 6 February 2004

    English National Ballet has been forced to cancel its lavish £500,000 production of *Les Liaisons Dangereuses* after concern over its finances… Read more in the Times, 5 Feb Continue Reading

  13. Royal Academy of Dance, pre school class

    RAD pre school dancing

    Wednesday 4 February 2004

    To mark the launch of Dance To Your Own Tune an exciting new Pre-school Dance Curriculum, the Royal Academy of Dance are holding an open demonstration and teaching event at English National Ballet next weekend o… Continue Reading

  14. Fred & Ginger

    Tuesday 3 February 2004

    With a season of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films showing at the National Film Theatre during February, Sean Macaulay looks back over the Fred & Ginger phenomenon. Times, 29 Jan.04Fred & Ginger seaso… Continue Reading

  15. Dervishes

    Monday 2 February 2004

    “This is a dance troupe with a difference, its members part of a fascinating sect of Islamic mystics (Sufis), who trace their origins back to the 13th-century poet and thinker Rumi, and the Mevlevi order h… Continue Reading

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