July 2004

  1. Rambert new building model

    News: Rambert appoint architects for their new South Bank home

    Friday 30 July 2004

    Allies and Morrison have won the architectural competition to design and build Rambert Dance Company’s new purpose built headquarters on London’s South Bank. The other architectural practices short-l… Continue Reading

  2. News: Antonio Gades

    Friday 30 July 2004

    - the flamenco dancer and choreographer died recently. In 2003, his Fuenteovejuna was shown in London, at Sadler’s Wells, performed by the Ballet Nacional de España. Read Nadine Meisner’s obituary i… Continue Reading

  3. News: Romeo and Juliet reviewed..

    Friday 30 July 2004

    The Bolshoi’s new production of Romeo and Juliet has not been well reviewed. Max Hastings in the Guardian was equally unenthusiastic ‘… sceptics may be tempted to mock: since when has Max Hast… Continue Reading

  4. News: Song and dance in the West End

    Friday 30 July 2004

    West End drama is in crisis, but more musicals are opening in London all the time. Meanwhile adventurous programming is also paying off – as in the Barbican’s BITE seasons. Musicals (unless by Stephe… Continue Reading

  5. News: Betty Oliphant

    Friday 30 July 2004

    was responsible for the foundation and success of the National Ballet of Canada and the National Ballet School. She died recently at the age of 85. Read obituaries in the Times, 29 Jul, Telegraph, 29 Jul, Guardi… Continue Reading

  6. News: Declan Donnellan

    Wednesday 28 July 2004

    - co-founder and artistic director of theatre company *Cheek by Jowl* has no training in dance. An interesting choice by the Bolshoi to direct their latest production of *_Romeo and Juliet_*… He talks to C… Continue Reading

  7. News: Extra legroom in the new improved Royal Festival Hall

    Wednesday 28 July 2004

    The designers in charge of the £71m revamp of the South Bank Hall have taken into account the increasing height of the population and included an extra 7cm of legroom in the new seating. Louise Jury, Independen… Continue Reading

  8. News: Virtually choosing a dancing partner

    Wednesday 28 July 2004

    “You get the chance to look at your virtual dancing partner in a way you would never do normally, unless you knew them very well,” says Remote Dancing‘s choreographer, Rosemary Lee. Find the i… Continue Reading

  9. News: Michael Clark at work

    Wednesday 28 July 2004

    A unique opportunity to get behind the scenes and see one of Britain’s brightest dance talents at work in the studio. The Michael Clark Dance Company is holding an informal open rehearsal at Laban on Thur… Continue Reading

  10. News: Diaghilev

    Tuesday 20 July 2004

    On the 75th anniversary of Serge Diaghilev’s death John Drummond assesses the effect he had on the ballet world and the lives of those who worked with him. Telegraph, 17 July.04 Continue Reading

  11. Adam Cooper
'Singin in the Rain'

    News: Adam Cooper

    Tuesday 20 July 2004

    will be *Singin’ in the Rain* at Sadler’s Wells this summer. He talks to Louise Levene: “With certain numbers, I’m referencing the film slightly; with others, I’m trying to start fr… Continue Reading

  12. News: Bella Lewitsky

    Tuesday 20 July 2004

    Los Angeles dancer and choreographer, “was also responsible for rationalising and codifying Horton’s prolific but disorganised technique.” died this month aged 88. Times, 19 July.04 Continue Reading

  13. News: Ballroom dancing

    Tuesday 20 July 2004

    The world of ballroom dancing is set for an upheaval with the first all-male dancing partnership competing against mixed couples at a championship-level event. James Bone finds out that dancing duo Russell Halle… Continue Reading

  14. News: Concern over increase in arts funding

    Monday 19 July 2004

    Arts organisations have warned that the future of the theatre industry depends on how the Department for Culture, Media and Sport allocates its 2.3% real term increase in funding, revealed in chancellor Gordon B… Continue Reading

  15. News: New era for the Bolshoi?

    Monday 19 July 2004

    An increase in government funding and a new director. As the Russian company open a season in London, Alexei Ratmansky talks about his role in the Guardian, 18 Jul Continue Reading

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