November 2005

  1. Krump on the Rize

    Monday 28 November 2005

    David LaChapelle’s film is on general release at the end of December – and Madonna uses krumpers from the film in her video for Hung Up, a track on her latest album – Confessions On A Dance Flo… Continue Reading

  2. Madonna on dance

    Monday 28 November 2005

    “So in the nightclub I was all over the place, I combined everything. Street dance, modern dance, a bit of jazz and ballet, I was Twyla Tharp, I was Alvin Ailey, I was Michael Jackson. I didn’t care,… Continue Reading

  3. Jamie Bell

    Monday 28 November 2005

    - had a Billy Elliot background – coming from a family of dancers and excelling at tap – but still only 19, he’s moving further from his roots. Read more in the Observer, 27 Nov Continue Reading

  4. National Dance Awards

    The Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2005

    Monday 28 November 2005

    Nominations for the National Dance Awards 2005 have just been announced. The Award ceremony will take place at The Royal Opera House on 19 January next year. Audiences also have the chance to vote for their favo… Continue Reading

  5. Jane Attenborough

    JADE Fellowship

    Friday 25 November 2005

    The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has established a Fellowship in memory of Jane Attenborough, the Foundation’s Art Manager who died in the Asian tsunami disaster of December 2004. Jane was a Founding Director of… Continue Reading

  6. Maya Plisetskaya

    Many happy returns

    Wednesday 23 November 2005

    Bolshoi ballerina Maya Plisetskaya celebrated her 80th birthday by dancing a solo made for her by French choreographer Maurice Béjart – and a surprise duet with flamenco star Joaquin Cortes Read more in t… Continue Reading

  7. Fernando Bujones

    Wednesday 23 November 2005

    - considered the greatest American male ballet dancer of the 1970’ & ’80s died recently at the age of 50. Read an obituary in the Telegraph, 15 Nov Continue Reading

  8. Stan Won't Dance
Photo: Jing Wong

    Stan Won't Dance

    Wednesday 23 November 2005

    Stan Won’t Dance (ex DV8 artists Liam Steel & Rob Tannion) will continue to be SBC Artists in Residence through to the re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall in 2007. SBC’s Head of Dance and Perfo… Continue Reading

  9. Mad Hot Ballroom

    Monday 21 November 2005

    Is a documentary feature film about New York kids taking part in a city wide ballroom dancing competition. A feel good movie for all the right reasons, it shows the transformative power of dance. Carole Cadwalla… Continue Reading

  10. Sleeping Beauty

    Monday 21 November 2005

    English National Ballet are touring a new production – and the Royal Ballet unveil a new one as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations next year – hoping for a definitive version after two earlier… Continue Reading

  11. Behind the scenes with ENB

    Monday 21 November 2005

    Debra Craine met some of the English National Ballet dancers backstage, on tour in Southampton. ‘What is the worst thing about being a dancer? Not the pay, as I incorrectly heard several times. It’s … Continue Reading

  12. Agnes Oaks

    Monday 21 November 2005

    Likes herbal teas, vodka shots and a lazy day off.. From the health pages of the Telegraph, 21 Nov Continue Reading

  13. Third Rural Retreat

    Monday 21 November 2005

    The third Rural Retreat – ‘*The 21st Century Dancer: Nurturing Talent’ – organised by *Dance East, will be run in partnership with the Prix de Lausanne. It will take place directly follow… Continue Reading

  14. Leading Rambert

    Friday 18 November 2005

    In the first three years in the post of Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin has been consulting sports psychologists, learning about strategic differentiation and also found time to make a new work on the company. H… Continue Reading

  15. New Steps for Youth Dance

    Friday 18 November 2005

    The largest of Arts Council England’s National Activities awards has been awarded to Youth Dance England. £635,000 has been allocated over two years to support the youth dance organisation’s Next St… Continue Reading

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