October 2005

  1. Composer Stevie Wishart and a virtual dancer in 'Quartet'

    News: Sciart 2005

    Friday 28 October 2005

    Every year the Sciart Awards give £500,000 to support and encourage a range of original arts projects which investigate biomedical science and its social contexts, stimulating fresh thinking and debate in both … Continue Reading

  2. News: Opera Critic learns Ballet

    Tuesday 25 October 2005

    Opera critic Rupert Christiansen has just started taking ballet classes and finds that its not as easy as it seems, “there’s no way you can do a ballet class without concentrating 100 per cent on wha… Continue Reading

  3. News: Michael Clark

    Monday 17 October 2005

    begins his three years as an Artistic Associate of the Barbican with the Stravinsky Project, in which he’ll reinterpret three classic scores. The Rite of Spring, Les Noces come later, first up is *O, Clark… Continue Reading

  4. News: French Fracas

    Monday 17 October 2005

    Maguy Marin’s Umwelt was greeted with audience unrest when it premiered in Lyons last year. ‘“It was terrible,” says the choreographer. “People were screaming. They were shocked. An… Continue Reading

  5. News: Darcey Bussell to retire

    Friday 14 October 2005

    The Royal Ballet announced yesterday that the 2005/06 Season will be Darcey Bussell’s last year as a Company Principal. She’ll give her last performance next June. From the start of the 2006/07 Seaso… Continue Reading

  6. Scottish Ballet new building
plans by Malcolm Fraser

    News: Scottish Ballet selects architects for new building

    Friday 14 October 2005

    Scottish Ballet have appointed Malcolm Fraser Architects to develop plans for their proposed new home at Tramway in Glasgow. Malcolm Fraser Architects have an extensive track record in delivering high quality a… Continue Reading

  7. DV8 'Just for Show'
Photo: Jiri Volek

    News: Extra Just for Show at the National

    Wednesday 12 October 2005

    As the entire run of DV8’s new production Just for Show at the National Theatre (10 – 19 Nov) had sold out, an extra matinee has been scheduled for Saturday 12 November. It’s selling fast we he… Continue Reading

  8. News: Birmingham Royal Ballet

    Wednesday 12 October 2005

    are coming to Sadler’s Wells at the end of this month with Hobsons Choice, a full length ballet by David Bintley and a triple bill of work by choreographers who have long associations with the company R… Continue Reading

  9. News: The Mark Morris Dance Group

    Wednesday 12 October 2005

    is on a tour of the UK, arriving at Sadler’s Wells next week. Mark Monaghan saw them in Newcastle and says ‘It’s almost six weeks until Morris and co head home. Anyone with any interest in eith… Continue Reading

  10. News: Peruvian Ballerina jailed

    Wednesday 12 October 2005

    The ballerina who hid the founder of Peru’s brutal Shining Path rebels and inspired a best-selling novel and a film has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read more in the Telegraph, 6 Oct Continue Reading

  11. News: Wayne Eagling

    Tuesday 11 October 2005

    steps into the role of Artistic Director for the English National Ballet at the end of October. Britain’s second largest ballet company has faced difficulties for quite a while, as Debra Craine explains, … Continue Reading

  12. News: Contemporary dance on a roll

    Monday 10 October 2005

    Audiences are increasing – and getting younger, new buildings are opening and there are increasing numbers of profile-raising cross art collaborations. *Lyndsey Whin*ship assesses the situation – and… Continue Reading

  13. News: Paris Opera Ballet

    Monday 10 October 2005

    are about to make their first visit to London in over 20 years. Regarded as the ‘cradle of classical ballet’ the company are bringing Le Parc, a recent work by Angelin Preljocaj, to Sadler’s We… Continue Reading

  14. News: The Mark Morris Dance Group

    Monday 3 October 2005

    is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Of 100 performances in the coming year 25 will be in the UK. Debra Craine went to California to meet the man who sums his job description up as “I make up dances and yo… Continue Reading

  15. News: Not in front of the matinee crowd

    Monday 3 October 2005

    The Royal Ballet have decided not to show The Lesson, by Danish choreographer Flemming Flindt at matinees because of its subject matter, which critics have described as ‘warped, twisted, creepy and grotesq… Continue Reading

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