April 2004

  1. Jonzi

    Friday 30 April 2004

    ““For once I heard a culture that actually celebrated this environment and used it creatively. I enjoy the fact that we use walls and pavements as our arenas of expression. That’s cool. That ma… Continue Reading

  2. Territory (1995) by Antony Gormley


    Friday 30 April 2004

    Turner Prize winner Antony Gormley, whose most famous work is probably the huge Angel of the North, has donated Territory (1995), an original work on paper, to be auctioned by Dance Umbrella. The auction aims to… Continue Reading

  3. Creative London

    'Creative London' boosts Arts funding

    Monday 26 April 2004

    A major package of support for London’s creative industries was announced today. Creative London aims to boost the capital’s reputation and performance as a leading world centre of creativity. It in… Continue Reading

  4. Michael Clark

    Monday 26 April 2004

    returns to Sadler’s Wells next month with ‘Oh My Goddess’. “… while it’s still important to me to make works that people with no knowledge of dance can come to, it doesn’… Continue Reading

  5. Lea Anderson

    Monday 26 April 2004

    - that would’ve been a useful thing to do with my life. If you’re going to be a choreographer or a dancer, you’d better make an impact and do something meaningful. It won’t topple governm… Continue Reading

  6. Barbican

    Monday 26 April 2004

    ‘It’s subtle face-lift should be the model for arts centres of a certain age’, says Hugh Pearman in the Sun.Times, 25 Apr Continue Reading

  7. How dance communicates...

    Friday 23 April 2004

    ‘It is a paradox, not just of dance, but of our own existence, that often when physical being is at full tilt, the human essence seems most visible. When a dancer is giving it all they’ve got, what w… Continue Reading

  8. The South Bank

    Work starts @ the South Bank Centre

    Wednesday 21 April 2004

    ‘yesterday, the agonising delays finally came to an end when work began on a £90m refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall, now Grade I listed, and its immediate surroundings at the South Bank Centre. Dec… Continue Reading

  9. Anastasia

    Tuesday 20 April 2004

    Anastasia Volochkova lost her damages claim yesterday against the chief of Moscow’s Bolshoi TheatreReuters, Guardian, 16 April.04 Continue Reading

  10. From Here to Maturity

    Monday 19 April 2004

    - a dance company with a combined age of 400+ appears at the Purcell Room on 27 & 28 April. ‘“Mature dancers use their intelligence onstage in ways that you can’t when you’re 20 or ev… Continue Reading

  11. Billy Elliot the Musical

    Monday 19 April 2004

    The search is on for the cast of the stage show – due to open in Newcastle later this year and the West End in 2005.‘The musical will be more demanding, physically and emotionally than the film, says… Continue Reading

  12. John Taras

    Monday 19 April 2004

    - the Ballet master and choreographer who was assistant to Balanchine died in New York recently. Read obituaries in the Independent, 16 Apr, the Times, 17 Apr and the Guardian, 24 Apr Continue Reading

  13. Private Donations to the Arts

    Monday 19 April 2004

    ‘Dance, drama and theatre, music, and photography achieved the greatest increases in business investment, while opera, museums and galleries and visual arts reported an overall drop.’ Guardian, 19 Apr Continue Reading

  14. Denise Kingsmill

    Sadler's Wells Chair resigns

    Wednesday 14 April 2004

    Denise Kingsmill has resigned as Chair of Sadler’s Wells. Paul Cullington, Deputy Chairman of the Trust, will take over the role of Acting Chair in the short term. ‘The protracted soap opera at the S… Continue Reading

  15. Javier de Frutos
Photo: Chris Nash

    Javier de Frutos

    Wednesday 14 April 2004

    - has made a fourth work to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. *Milagros*, for Royal New Zealand Ballet can be seen at Sadler’s Wells later this month. “Dancing to it is terrifying,” he says, h… Continue Reading

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